The Use of Online Learning Materials in Teaching History: Teachers’ Experiences
Malaysia, a plural societal country which is also known for its richness in multi religion, multicultural and multilingualism for years. Malaysia comprises various ethnic groups and leaving the Bumiputera, Chinese and Indians as the major ones. To remain the element of multiculturalism and the independence that we; Malaysians have gained, History as a subject plays an important role. History is a compulsory subject for all Malaysian students to study and pass in their form five SPM examinations. Therefore, teaching and learning in a classroom should take place in a fun, interesting and meaningful way to attain the student’s full attention and participation to achieve the intended lesson objectives. As students are keener into technology these days, the use of online learning materials plays a vital role in attaining the student’s participation in History classes. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to identify the instructional learning materials available in teaching history, factors that teachers consider in selecting instructional materials and the way teachers present and interpret instructional materials in teaching history. A total of five history teachers all over Malaysia are involved in this descriptive study.
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