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Use of webcasting technology in teaching higher education


Aida Suraya Md. Yunus 
Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra, Malaysia 
aida@educ.upm.edu.my
 

Zakaria Kasa 
Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra, Malaysia 

Azizan Asmuni 
Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra, Malaysia 

Bahaman Abu Samah 
Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra, Malaysia 

Suhaimi Napis 
Institute of Multimedia and Software 

Mohd Zul Mohd Yusoff 
Institute of Multimedia and Software 

Mohd Rizal Khanafie 
Institute of Multimedia and Software 

Hasmah Abdul Wahab 
Institute of Multimedia and Software

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Abstract

Schools and universities all over the world are continuously exploring ways to use the web technology in improving teaching effectiveness. The use of course web pages, discussion groups, bulletin boards, and e-mails have shown impact on teaching and learning in significant ways, across all disciplines. e-Learning has emerged as an alternative to traditional classroom-based education and training, especially for distance learning programs. Thus, this research study was conducted to investigate the effectiveness of the implementation of webcasting technology in teaching in higher education. In this research, three modes of webcasting lectures were experimented on three different groups of students, using the pre test-post test-control group experimental design. The modes are live streaming, pre-recorded streaming and video on demand (VOD). The group that attended the face-to-face lecture acts as the control group. The overall analysis showed that the students who went through the VOD group showed the most gain in the tests. 

Webcasting technology, online learning, web-based learning, distance learning, higher education

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 Yunus, A., Kasa, Z., Asmuni, A., Samah, B., Napis, S., Yusoff, M., Khanafie, M. and Wahab, H. (2006). Use of webcasting technology in teaching higher education. International Education Journal, 7 (7), 916-923.
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