Book Chapter

Digital Skills and entrepreneurial education in Malaysia: Evidence from experiential learning



Yusof ZN, Murad N & Yusof B (2022) Digital Skills and entrepreneurial education in Malaysia: Evidence from experiential learning. In: Larios-Hernandez GJ, Walmsley A & Lopez-Castro I (eds.) Theorising Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Education. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, pp. 311-332.

This study aims to analyse the level of digital literacy skills of students in the entrepreneurship course. The role of education is important in preparing would-be entrepreneurs with the right skill sets. Universities need to respond actively to this shift towards digitisation. Entrepreneur educators need to address this challenge by adjusting to the situation through the delivery of an experiential learning approach to students that incorporates a digital literacy curriculum. The question to consider here is the growing demand for alternative pedagogical view in entrepreneurship education and how entrepreneurial learning is delivered at Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, a public higher education institution in Malaysia. A case study approach was used to gather survey data with 304 entrepreneurial students. Digital literacy and experiential learning were used to form the conceptual framework of the phenomenon. The outcome posits that adopting a digital business project in an entrepreneurial course contributes towards an effective learning experience, perceived value in enhancing an entrepreneurial mindset and develops further digital skills among undergraduate students. The study contributes to an understanding of digital literacy and experiential learning approaches in entrepreneurial educations in Malaysia and offers practical insight for educators.

entrepreneurship education; entrepreneurial learning; experiential learning; digital business; Malaysia

Publication date31/12/2022
Publication date online01/01/2022
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Place of publicationCham, Switzerland

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Dr Naja Mohd Yusof

Dr Naja Mohd Yusof

Lecturer in Management, Management, Work and Organisation

Dr Najib Murad

Dr Najib Murad

Senior Lecturer, Management, Work and Organisation