Collaborate and Engage with Students during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Transforming Teaching for the 21st Century Learners

Sarah Shaharruddin
2021 Turkish Journal of Computer and Mathematics Education  
During the COVID-19 pandemic, attempts to nurture learners by educators to become more active and motivated learning experiences are getting more challenging. Since the past three months of the remote learning implementation, lecturers and students used various platforms to meet and teach the students virtually during the quarantine period and giving teaching materials. This study attempts to explain how online collaboration is integral in keeping learners engage and empower them which is
more » ... them which is becoming an important trend in the 21st century. A survey was conducted using questionnaire collected from 450 students studying in Universiti Utara Malaysia which looked on their knowledge of using Moodle and Microsoft Teams during the remote learning session and also explored the differences of the survey result from different student background based of gender, age and prior computer knowledge, on their behaviour and their perception on relationship building between their peers and lecturers in remote learning.This study found that by using remote learning platforms such as Moodle and Microsoft Teams effectively with focusing on collaborative elements, students gained better perception by studying them as a group rather than individual context which this study would show that online collaborative learning indeed plays an important elements for students achievement and their understanding of the knowledge they acquire. It is imperative for learners and educators to be mindful of these disruptive drivers and in becoming skillful talents to meet the changes spearheaded in the Industry Revolution 4.0 and the 21st Century Learning Design.
doi:10.17762/turcomat.v12i3.1220 fatcat:e5his66zjbblnpoogxgk2umeey