—Graduate unemployment rate in Malaysia is an
increasing problem and often linked to a lack of
problem-solving, critical thinking and communication skills.
This paper presents the development of blended learning
environment through the integration of authentic learning
strategies designed to enhance problem-solving skills amongst
Malaysian undergraduate students. The learning environment
was blended in its approach and centered on an authentic task.
Student feedback was gathered and indicated a positive
response towards authentic blended learning environments.
Problem-solving, critical thinking, creative thinking, and
communication skills were enhanced in this learning
environment, providing encouraging support for the use of
authentic learning strategies in technology-backed classrooms
within higher education institutions.
—Authentic learning, blended learning,
problem-solving, web technologies.
Heidi Tan Yeen-Ju and Neo Mai are with the Faculty of Creative
Multimedia, Multimedia Univeristy, Cyberjaya, Malaysia (e-mail:
Bhawani Selvaretnam is with the Faculty of Computing and Informatics,
Multimedia Univeristy, Cyberjaya, Malaysia (e-mail:
Cite: Heidi Tan Yeen-Ju, Neo Mai, and Bhawani Selvaretnam, "Enhancing Problem-Solving Skills in an Authentic Blended Learning Environment: A Malaysian Context," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 5, no. 11, pp. 841-846, 2015.