Reflective Practices To Explore Postgraduate Students Learning Experience In Mobile Learning Platform


  • Malini Thiagraj College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education and Modern Languages, University Utara Malaysia (UUM) Sintok, Kedah, Malaysia
  • Abdul Malek Abdul Karim College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education and Modern Languages, University Utara Malaysia (UUM) Sintok, Kedah, Malaysia



Mobile learning experience, FutureLearn (MOOCs) platform, Reflective practice, Task centered activity.


Mobile Learning (M-learning) has great potential to be an effective learning tool in creating meaningful learning experiences. The purpose of this study is to explore postgraduate students M-learning experiences in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) platform. Reflective practice is used to measure the students M-learning experience based on mobile-based task-centered activity. This study is qualitative in nature employed thematic analysis method. Therefore, 34 postgraduate students from a public university in Malaysia were selected for this purposive sampling. The postgraduate students were initially introduced to M-learning course content in FutureLearn platform followed by reflective practices. Pre-reflective practice happened before students are enlisted into the M-learning process, During-reflective process in FutureLearn platform and Post-reflective upon completion of task-centered activity. The findings revealed that majority of these students were unsure of M-learning platform during the pre-reflective stage. This is due to lack of prior knowledge and experience in M-learning platform using mobile devices as real time hindered the students from exploring. However, most of them progress to gained positive M-learning experiences as their able to monitoring and self-evaluate their own learning development throughout this learning process and completed the task-centered activity successfully. Therefore, the reflective approach practice has given students insight on their meaningful learning experience and their own learning capabilities.

Author Biographies

Malini Thiagraj, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education and Modern Languages, University Utara Malaysia (UUM) Sintok, Kedah, Malaysia

Instructional Technology (Education)

UUM College of Arts and Sciences

Abdul Malek Abdul Karim, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education and Modern Languages, University Utara Malaysia (UUM) Sintok, Kedah, Malaysia

UUM College of Arts and Sciences
Universiti Utara Malaysia


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How to Cite

Thiagraj, M., & Abdul Karim, A. M. (2020). Reflective Practices To Explore Postgraduate Students Learning Experience In Mobile Learning Platform. Sains Humanika, 12(3).