—There are higher education institutions in
Malaysia which at the stage of transforming from
teacher-centred teaching in the classroom to a more
learner-centred teaching environment. The process has been
slow due to lack of guidelines provided and teachers are lack of
confidence. This research addresses the difficulties or challenges
faced by the higher education institutions in such effort and also
further investigate the impact of learner-centred teaching. A
case study was conducted at INTI International University,
Malaysia where it realized the limitations of conventional
teaching and had taken initiatives to encourage lecturers to
adopt a more learner-centred teaching approach. This research
was found to be significant because there are many discussions
which focused on various learning activities for student-centred
learning but there is lack of focus given on the teachers, what
teachers can do in order to achieve student-centred learning,
especially for education institutions which are at the beginning
stage of moving towards student-centred learning environment.
With the assistance of technology, various learning tools or
techniques were introduced and incorporated into teaching and
learning process. This includes the online learning environment
which supports synchronous and asynchronous learning.
Besides that, multimedia technology can also be used in
designing the learning module as it can gain better attention
from students, increase learner motivation and improve
retention rate. This research adopted Weimer’s
Learner-Centred Teaching model which addresses key
strategies to help education institutions to achieve such
transformation in a more systematic approach by having clear
guidelines for teachers. This study compared the conventional
teaching with the multimedia learning and also the online
learning in terms of their implications on learner understanding
and learner motivation through the use of pre-test/ post-test,
surveys and students’ comments.
—Learner-centred teaching, multimedia
learning, online learning, technology in education.
Yap Wei Li is with the INTI International University, Malaysia (e-mail:
Cite: Yap Wei Li, "Transforming Conventional Teaching Classroom to Learner-Centred Teaching Classroom Using Multimedia-Mediated Learning Module," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 105-112, 2016.