Learning Preferences of Generation Z Undergraduates at the University of Cyberjaya

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2022-07-19
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Nathasha Mohd Ishak, Nathasha
Ranganathan, Harikrishnan
Harikrishnan, Kamalambal
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Panda, Santosh
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Commonwealth of Learning (COL)
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A new generation (Generation Z) of learners has entered universities/colleges. They were raised in an environment full of technology and high access to the online world which well affected their preferences for receiving information. It is indispensable to know their preferred learning style, which could aid in enhanced content delivery. The main aim of this study was to infer the Gen Z undergraduates’ learning preferences. In this cross-sectional study, convenience sampling was applied. The VARK questionnaire link was forwarded through the student WhatsApp groups. Descriptive and group comparisons were inferred using the chi-square test with p < 0.05 as level of significance. Three hundred Gen Z undergraduates from University of Cyberjaya participated in this study. There is a statistically significant higher preference for multimodal learning (75.7%) with higher preference among male Gen Z undergraduates. There is a statistically significant difference in the preference for various learning styles among the undergraduates who preferred unimodal learning style. Gen Z undergraduates at the University of Cyberjaya preferred the multimodal form of learning while the kinaesthetic mode of learning was highly preferred by both unimodal and multimodal learners.
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Higher Education, Teaching and Learning Methods
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Malaysia
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Asia
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Journal of Learning for Development; Vol 9, No 2
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