The purpose of this study was to gain insights into the student's perception on the usage of technical appliances in online learning. The study was conducted in the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) based on the sample of 1084 distance learners with the experiences of using the E-learning Portal in their distance education academic programme courses. The students were surveyed on the participation needs based on respondent's personal background, such as age, gender, ethnic groups, education streams and year-ofstudy. The results showed even though most of the students felt uncertain about the technical appliances in the Elearning Portal, the study illustrated the true nature of the student's perceptions with respect to the functionality and effectiveness of technical appliance in the E-learning Portal. This research is essential to elucidate the functions of technical appliances in facilitating the process of learning through the portal.
Ismail, I., Johari, S. S. M., & Idrus, R. M. (2010). Technical appliance in e-learning: Student’s perception on the usage of online learning. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning, 5(2), 31–35. https://doi.org/10.3991/ijet.v5i2.1145