MALAYSIAN TEACHERS’ ATTITUDES, READINESS AND PERCEPTIONS OF QUALITY AND BENEFITS OF EDUWEBTV

L.M. Leong, S.F. Fong

Universiti Sains Malaysia (MALAYSIA)
EDUWEBTV, a video-based interactive educational web portal, is an effort by the Ministry of Education in Malaysia to enhance the teaching and learning process in schools using the latest technology in ICT to ensure the nation’s excellence in education. A nation-wide impact assessment on EDUWEBTV has been conducted. This paper reports on the teachers’ attitudes, readiness and perceptions of quality and benefits of EDUWEBTV. The quantitative survey questionnaire returned by the teachers indicated that the majority of them have positive attitudes towards EDUWEBTV and are ready to use the web portal. Some of the exceptions, however, were performing video editing and lacking in confidence in using EDUWEBTV in their lesson. For the teachers’ perceptions of the quality of EDUWEBTV, apart from the views regarding the video resolution being poor and the length of the videos being too long, more than half of the teacher respondents rated the web portal and the videos within positively. Nonetheless, for the two views that did not receive positive results, the teacher respondents indicated a neutral stance. Regarding the benefits of EDUWEBTV, the teacher respondents showed clear indications on three aspects, namely, they felt the web portal offered many relevant resources for the subjects they were teaching, the web portal motivated their students to learn, and it was easy to select appropriate resources from EDUWEBTV.