A SWOT-Thematic Analysis of Blended Learning Practices at Institute of Teacher Education Malaysia

SIAW NYUK HIONG, YAHYA BIN SEDIK, AGATHA ANAK FRANCIS UMBIT, LIM BOON YANN, LAI KIM LEONG, ANIS ALISYA ABDULLAH

Abstract


Blended learning is the recommended approach to conduct face-to-face (F2F) and non-face-to-face (NF2F) interaction for part-time holiday courses known as Program Diploma Perguruan Malaysia (PDPM) and Program Diploma Pascasiswazah Pendidikan (PDPP) School Teachers at Teacher Education Institute in Malaysia. However, some problems and challenges have been identified for the implementation of Blended Learning in the context of Malaysia. A research to study blended learning practices to optimize lecturers’ teaching was conducted. A SWOT-Thematic qualitative method was used to collect and analyze qualitative data. Data analysis showed that ICT Competency could be a strength as well as threat for lecturers. On the other hand, it was found that blended learning had actually brought more opportunities for learning when compared to threats that came with it. Some theoretical and practical implications were discussed based on the findings.

Keywords


Blended Learning; SWOT Analysis; Thematic AnalysisText


DOI
10.12783/dtssehs/ICEdDE2019/33702

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