Student Perspectives of Engagement in a 5E Instructional Model Applied in a Virtual Learning Environment


  • Ibrahim Adam Maldives National University



Student’s Engagement, 5E Instructional Model, Virtual Learning, Flipped classrooms


As an effort to retain the continuity of students' learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, a subject called “Multimedia Technologies for Teachers (CPT237)”, offered to students studying for Bachelor of Arts in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (BATEFL), at the Maldives National University, was re-designed, to be delivered using a 5E instructional model in a virtual learning environment. The re-designed subject was then taught, during the first term of 2020. A mix of asynchronous activities through Google Classroom and synchronous virtual sessions through Google Meet were conducted to achieve the learning outcomes of the course. The ASPECT instrument which assesses student perspective of engagement in an active learning classroom was administered at the end of the semester. The results of the response from the class of 10 students show that they were highly engaged within such a learning environment. This suggests that the 5E instructional approach can be an effective strategy to improve students learning experience, in online learning environments.

Author Biography

Ibrahim Adam, Maldives National University

Ibrahim Adam is currently working as a lecturer/instructional designer at the Centre for Educational Technology and Excellence of The Maldives National University. He holds a Master’s in Multimedia (e-learning technologies) from Multimedia University, Malaysia. Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Ibrahim Adam, mail:




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How to Cite

Adam, I. (2022). Student Perspectives of Engagement in a 5E Instructional Model Applied in a Virtual Learning Environment. International Journal of Social Research & Innovation, 6(2), 47–63.