Ergonomics Workstation Intervention For Online Teaching And Learning During Pandemic

Sabariah Mohd Yusoff1, *, Muhammad Khairulhilmi Borhanuddin1, Mohd Usairy Syafiq Sama’in1

Quality Engineering Section, Malaysian Institute of Industrial Technology, Universiti Kuala Lumpur, 81750 Masai, Johor, Malaysia1 *

Page 39 – 48   |   Vol. 7 No. 2 2022   |    Available online on 30 Dec 2022


The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on teaching and learning environment whereby the use of digital learning has been used comprehensively. The issue of digital learning has received considerable critical attention on how the students dealing with prolonged online teaching hours. Questions have been raised about the ergonomics risk of prolonged online teaching hours. This study utilized the structural strategy of a method combining qualitative and quantitative analytic methodologies. The anthropometry data has been applied to determine the correct dimensions for the student’s posture and how well the workstation would work. The survey and archive procedures were employed as research tactics to elicit responses to the study questions and achieve the research objectives. The finding indicates that neck pain is a frequent issue among students. Most student workstation components were changeable, but a few still require care. Regarding the provided goals, the aim was met, which was to determine that the ergonomic worksurface risk factor influences the severity and frequency of bodily pain. The results suggest that “the greater the duration of teaching and learning, the more intense and frequent the student’s pain.”


COVID-19, Teaching and Learning, Ergonomics Workstation

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