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E-Learning has been practising in many countries as one of the teaching and learning processes to enhance pedagogy. COVID-19 pandemic has made it compulsory for students to have virtual classes at full usage for the first time of Movement Control Operation (MCO) from 18 March 2020. Are Malaysian university students ready for e-Learning? Thus, this study aims at determining three variables of attitude, skills, and knowledge related to the e-Learning readiness in having the classes at their own home. A total of 425 questionnaires on Google form were distributed via WhatsApp. Descriptive statistics and inferential analysis of readiness are employed. The finding shows that attitude contributes the most to the student’s readiness. There is no difference in respondents’ e-Learning readiness between those who stay in rural or town. The majority of respondents are at a moderate level of readiness. This finding will give an insight into the Ministry of Higher Education to consider appropriate actions to ensure the teaching and learning for University learning are not disrupted due to the COVID-19 outbreak.


e-Learning Readiness Attitude Skill Knowledge

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Nor Azilah Husin, +60199877271

She has Bachelor degree in Business Administration from University of Wisconsin, USA, Master degree is in Education, and PhD in Management from Universiti of Malaysia, Terengganu. She is currently an Associate Professor and Deputy Dean of Research and Postgraduate in the Faculty of Business and Accountancy, Universiti Selangor. Her research areas are Educational Management, Human Resource Management, Quality of Life, Well-being, and Work-life Balance. Email: [email protected]

Norfadzilah Abdul Razak, Universiti Institute of Technology Malaysia, Faculty of Business and Management, 423000, Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

She is a senior lecturer in UiTM, Puncak Alam Selangor Malaysia

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Husin, N. A., Abdul Razak, N., Khairi, M. S. H., & Mohamad Nazeri, N. S. (2022). Full enforcement of e-Learning during first movement control operation of COVID-19 pandemic: are Malaysian university students ready?. Journal of E-Learning and Knowledge Society, 18(1), 87-93. Retrieved from


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