Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Special Issue on CALL No.3 July 2016                                                      Pp.227-238

 

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Implementing Hybrid e-Learning on English as A Foreign Language in Islamic College

 

 

Andi Muhammad Yauri
Language Academy, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Johor Bahru

Abdul Rahim Bin Haji Salam
Language Academy, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Johor Bahru

 Rohayah Bte Kahar
Language Academy, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Johor Bahru

 

 

 

Abstract:
The implementation of hybrid e-learning in English as a foreign language course could perhaps be a promising approach for teaching and learning particularly within Islamic higher education. Hence, this paper attempts to explore the initiative effort of familiarizing hybrid e-learning among Islamic college students in a Speaking four course. This study took the duration of five months to complete. Instructions were delivered via both face-to-face and online learning: seven times for face-to-face classroom meetings and five times for online classes.  Nicenet, an internet classroom assistant was used as a virtual classroom. Online rubric was made available for self-assessment both in their mid-term test and final test. Eighty-five pre-service teachers took part in the study. They were asked to do online task instructions either independently or collaboratively with their course mates. Questionnaire and t-test were used to analyze the data. The study indicated that hybrid e-learning is applicable in the college. It promoted motivation and collaborative work for the students. In terms of test results, there was no significant difference in hybrid e-learning approach. The research suggests the instructions and materials need to be adjusted in order to meet the learners’ need.

Keywords:  English as a foreign language, hybrid e-learning, Islamic higher education, online learning.

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Andi Muhammad Yauri is a PhD candidate at Language Academy, Universiti Teknologi
Malaysia. He is also a lecturer at The State College for Islamic Studies (STAIN) Watampone,
South Sulawesi, Indonesia. He is interested in e-learning in Islamic higher institution.