PERTANIKA JOURNAL OF TROPICAL AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE

 

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Distance Learnerís Satisfaction Towards Information Technology Usage

Nur Naha Abu Mansor & Maimunah Ismail

Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, Volume 9, Issue 1, March 2001

Keywords: Distance learning, computer education, adult learners, learnerís satisfaction

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The study focuses on learnerís satisfaction towards Information Technology (IT) usage in Distance Education (DE) programmes. The first objective is to determine the satisfaction level of learners towards Internet and Website usage in terms of facilities, presentation mode and support services provided. Secondly, it determines the difference in learnersí satisfaction level towards Internet and Website usage with learner backgrounds in the various aspects of ethnicity, gender, type of organization, type of profession, computer experience and educational achievement. Data were from 81 distance learners of UPM, collected using self-administered questionnaires. Results showed that respondentsí satisfaction level on the overall usage of IT in their learning was of moderate satisfaction. There was no difference in learnersí satisfaction level of IT usage towards the aspects of facilities, presentation mode and support services provided with learnersí background of ethnicity, gender, type of employer, type of profession, computer experience, and educational attainment. The study suggests some recommendations in order to improve the current practice of Distance Education using IT.

ISSN 1511-3701

e-ISSN 2231-8542

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JSSH-0128-2001

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