Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) 2nd Special Issue on Covid 19 Challenges January 2022        Pp. 453-465
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/covid2.30

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An Investigation of Malaysian Secondary School Teachers and Students’ Perspectives
towards Computer Technology in Education during
the Covid‑19 Pandemic

Rajantheran Muniandy
Department of Indian Studies, University of Malaya, Malaysia

Sillalee S.Kandasamy
Department of Indian Studies, University of Malaya, Malaysia

Manimaran Subramaniam
Department of Indian Studies, University of Malaya, Malaysia

Atieh Farashaiyan
 Department of English Language, Zand Institution of Higher Education, Iran
Corresponding Author: atieh_farashaiyan@yahoo.com

 

Received: 9/8/2021                      Accepted:1/12/2022                      Published:1/24/2022

 

Abstract:
The present study aims at investigating the perspectives of Malaysian secondary school teachers and students towards computer technology in education during the Covid‑19 Pandemic. A questionnaire adapted from Christensen and Knezek (1998) was used as a data collection instrument in this study. The participants included 49 secondary school teachers, 63 student teachers and 125 secondary school students. The main result of the study indicates that teachers have the most positive perspectives towards computers than that of student teachers and senior high school students. In contrast, senior high school students do not have positive perspectives towards the use of computer technology. In addition, they have different perspectives concerning different constructs including enthusiasm, email, vocation, aversion and enjoyment. The results of this research offer an understanding of Malaysian secondary school teachers’ and students’ perspectives to computer technology in education. Therefore, it can help promulgate computer usage in secondary education. In addition, the findings will inform policy-makers and stakeholders of secondary schools to prepare particular strategies for diverse targeted groups to enhance computer applications.
Keywords: Computer technology, Covid 19 pandemic, education, secondary schools, students, teachers

Cite as:  Muniandy,R., Kandasamy, S.S.,  Subramaniam, M. , & Farashaiyan, A.  (2022). An Investigation of Malaysian Secondary School Teachers and Students’ Perspectives towards Computer Technology in Education during the Covid 19 Pandemic   Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) 2nd Special Issue on Covid 19 Challenges (2) Pp. 453-465.  
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/covid2.30

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Received: 9/8/2021 
Accepted: 1/12/2022  
Published: 1/24/2022
https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/covid2.30
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