Technology adoption in Malaysian schools: An analysis of national ICT in education policy initiatives

Zainal, Azlin Zaiti and Zainuddin, Siti Zaidah (2020) Technology adoption in Malaysian schools: An analysis of national ICT in education policy initiatives. Digital Education Review (37). pp. 172-194. ISSN 2013-9144, DOI

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Educational change, particularly change involving the adoption of educational innovations, is a complex process. In Malaysia, the significant role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in promoting digital education is reflected in the national ICT in education policy. Nevertheless, studies in the Malaysian educational context have shown that the policy implementation resulted in varying degrees of success. Through a discourse analysis approach, this paper aims to examine the research studies on large-scale initiatives introduced to digitize the Malaysian education system, from the Smart Schools program to the incorporation of the Frog Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) in the classroom. The rationale behind these top-down initiatives and how they affected the stakeholders at the micro level, namely, teachers and students, are reviewed and analyzed. The analysis informs our understanding of the factors that contribute to the successful and unsuccessful implementation of these initiatives and guide the planning of future policies. © 2020 Research Group Education and Virtual Learning (GREAV). All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Discourse analysis-based research synthesis; Education policy; Literature review; Technology
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > PE English
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Languages and Linguistics
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2021 07:48
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2021 07:48

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