Gap Refinement of Teaching and Learning Practice in Digital Era Via Informal Guidance
Revathi Sagadavan1, Shiney John2
1Revathi Sagadavan, INTI International University, Malaysia.
2Shiney John, INTI International University, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on 25 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 03 June 2019 | Manuscript Published on 22 June 2019 | PP: 468-472 | Volume-8 Issue-3S, February 2019 | Retrieval Number: C10980283S19/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Digitalization era leads to short concentration span and memoryless learners, as the whole world is in their hand in the form of gadgets and the internet. In such a situation, mismatching of coaching style of an educator and learning preferences of a student can lead to an ineffective learning experience. This paper is an attempt to explain the shift in learning preferences of the current younger generation. Educators need to acknowledge this issue to ensure the effective teaching and learning experience achieved and the gap between students and instructor refined. To achieve this objective, the Index of Learning Styles (ILS) questionnaire is adapted with addition of a few questions to understand the students learning preferences. The data were collected from a sample of 1089 respondents from Malaysia, China and Indonesia. The results reveal that majority of the students are in the visual category and they prefer informal guidance through social media channels.
Keywords: Digitalization, Learning Preferences, Visual Learners, Social Media, Accountability.
Scope of the Article: Machine Learning