It is with great pleasure that we invite you to attend the Technology and Innovation International Conference 2021 (TECHON 2021) which will be held in a virtual conference, from 14-15 September 2021.
The theme of the conference is “Strengthening TVET Education in The Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0) during Covid-19 Pandemic Outbreak”. TVET education plays essential roles in contributing to semi-skilled labour to the industries in Malaysia. The Covid-19 Pandemic has affected the economic globally, which given the opportunity to strengthen the technological development. The combinations of engineering, information technology, entrepreneurship contribute to the development of Industrial Revolutions IR 4.0. Therefore, TECHON focuses on engineering as a socio-technical task, the design of products and services, and the entrepreneurial innovation process for its adoption in the post-Covid-19 Pandemic. The International Conference on Technology and Innovation brings together leading academics, researchers and academic practitioners, contributing to the global debate on engineering, technology and innovation.
I will present a paper with the title of Virtual Reality for Teaching and Learning Industrialised Building System (IBS) among TVET students.
Industrialized Building System (IBS) is a technology applied in construction. Due to the high demand for integrating IBS components in construction, skills and knowledge development in IBS is inevitable. This called for TVET institutions to lend its hands, as this supposed to prepare the industry with skilled and knowledge workers in IBS. Following the pandemic of Covid-19, the traditional face-to-face approach in teaching and learning in TVET institutions needs to change from hands-on learning to online learning. In this instance, Virtual reality (VR) can help enhance the students’ understanding of IBS and a good option for a harmless learning experience. This paper aimed to identify the readiness among TVET students and the potential of teaching and learning IBS by using immersive virtual reality in TVET institutions. The instrument was administered to students and lecturers in Polytechnic. The result found that students are ready to learn IBS by using immersive virtual reality. However, lecturers required specific training to strengthen their skills and knowledge. The recent development of the 4th Industrial Revolution and the current pandemic situation has caused the education industry to a rapid digitalisation revolution.