Blended Learning Pedagogical Practices: The Challenges to Cultivate New Ways of Teaching in Higher Education Institutions and Universities
Kung-Teck1, Wong, Norazilawati Abdullah2, Nurul Ain Hidayah Abas3
1Kung-Teck, WONG*, Sultan Idris Education University, Tanjong Malim, Perak, Malaysia.
2Norazilawati Abdullah, Sultan Idris Education University, Tanjong Malim, Perak, Malaysia.
3Nurul Ain Hidayah Abas , Sultan Idris Education University, Tanjong Malim, Perak, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on September 22, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on October 20, 2019. | Manuscript published on October 30, 2019. | PP: 4178-4184 | Volume-9 Issue-1, October 2019 | Retrieval Number: A1427109119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.A1427.109119
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Abstract: This research is to explain and discusses the challenges of implementing blended learning and cultivate new ways of pedagogical practices among higher education institutions and universities. To meet the current research objectives, the study has randomly interviewed 15 educators over Malaysia higher education institutions and universities. This study has carried out interviews with some predetermined questions that aimed to explore the challenges to cultivate new ways of teaching in higher education institutions and universities. Cultivate blended learning integration in teaching and learning or in particular in this context of higher education institutions is a challenging and time-consuming process. The study has highlighted the importance of infrastructure, institution’s management and its support, recognitions and ratings, and training and development program in higher education institutions. On this basis, the findings of this study were in line with the e-learning implementation guidelines issued by the Ministry of Education Malaysia. The study confirmed that the challenges such as infrastructure, institution’s management and its support, recognitions and ratings, and training and developing are the main obstacles in the process of introducing blended learning among higher education institutions and universities.
Keywords: Higher Education Institution; Blended Learning; Pedagogical Practices; Information Communication Technology (ICT); Malaysia.