Designing E-Content for Teaching Basic Chemistry Concepts in Higher Education: A Needs Analysis

  • Tien Tien LEE Faculty of Science and Mathematics, Sultan Idris Education University, MALAYSIA
  • Aisyah Mohamad SHARIF Faculty of Science and Mathematics, Sultan Idris Education University, MALAYSIA
  • Nurulsaidah Abdul RAHIM Faculty of Science and Mathematics, Sultan Idris Education University, MALAYSIA
Keywords: e-content, basic chemistry concepts, blended learning, ADDIE model

Abstract

The aim of this study is to develop an e-content including four topics and three experiments for SKU3013 Chemistry I that will be implemented using the blended learning mode. The ADDIE Model was followed in this design and development research. This paper will focus on the analysis phase only. Involved respondents were 52 students who registered for SKU3013 Chemistry I in semester 1 session 2016/2017 in one of the Malaysian higher education institutions (HEIs). The instrument involved in the study was the basic chemistry concept test. The results from the test showed that the students were weak in answering conversion factor problems. They were also weak in writing ionization energy equations, determining the limiting reactants, and calculating the percent yields. The results obtained from the basic chemistry test will be taken into consideration during the design phase to ensure that the e-content design can help students to overcome their weaknesses in learning basic chemistry concepts.

Published
2018-12-15
Section
Articles