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Student Approaches to Studying: Identifying the Malaysian Constructs and Comparing Them with Those in Other Contexts
Journal of Further and Higher Education Vol. 28, No. 4 (Nov 01, 2004) pp. 359–371
The study undertook to identify the constructs in Approaches to Studying in a Malaysian higher education context by using factor analysis. These constructs were compared with those in other contexts. The study was undertaken in a Malaysian public...
Open Learning Vol. 20, No. 3 (November 2005) pp. 243–256
The paper describes a study that investigated Malaysian distance learners' perceptions of their English proficiency courses. The approach used in this study was primarily a quantitative approach based on questionnaires, with a qualitative component...
Investigating the Perceptions of UKM Undergraduates towards an English for Science and Technology Online Course
Computer Assisted Language Learning Vol. 23, No. 1 (February 2010) pp. 1–20
This study investigates the perceptions of Malaysian undergraduates of the Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) towards an online English for science and technology course in terms of their improvement in reading...
Development of Interactive and Reflective Learning among Malaysian Online Distant Learners: An ESL Instructor's Experience
The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning Vol. 11, No. 3 (Oct 13, 2010) pp. 21–41
Technology has brought tremendous advancements in online education, spurring transformations in online pedagogical practices. Online learning in the past was passive, using the traditional teacher-centred approach. However, with the tools available...
Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society Vol. 11, No. 2 (May 27, 2015)
The present study shares the experiences of a Malaysian teacher who tried to enhance the teaching and learning of Mandarin through the use of digital storytelling (DST) in a learning Mandarin as Second/Foreign Language (SL/FL) context. Research...
Investigating the ICT Use and Needs of ‘Digital Natives' In Learning English at a Taiwanese University
International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies Vol. 9, No. 2 (April 2014) pp. 32–45
This article reports key findings of a study which investigated the use of technology by 569 ‘digital natives' students for English Language learning and recreational purposes. Their views on the applicability of technological tools such as facebook,...
Blogging in teacher professional development: Its role in building computer-assisted language teaching skills
International Journal of Education and Development using ICT Vol. 6, No. 3 (Oct 28, 2010) pp. 73–87
Teaching in today’s classroom is technology-driven. For language teachers, computer-assisted language learning (CALL) is exciting yet challenging as they are required to possess appropriate skills and knowledge to teach in such an environment. Both...
The Role of the Electronic Portfolio in Enhancing Information and Communication Technology and English Language Skills: The Voices of Six Malaysian Undergraduates
Computer Assisted Language Learning Vol. 25, No. 3 (2012) pp. 277–293
This study investigated the effects of the construction and development of electronic portfolios (e-portfolios) on a small user population at a public university in Malaysia. The study was based on a three-month Information and Communication...
Creating and Maintaining Online Communities of Practice in Malaysian Smart Schools: Challenging Realities
Educational Action Research Vol. 19, No. 1 (March 2011) pp. 87–105
Wenger describes an educational community of practice (CoP) as a group of professionals who share a passionate concern for practice-based issues and who voluntarily choose to deepen their knowledge, understanding and skills through collaborative and ...
Grappling with technology: A case of supporting Malaysian Smart School teachers' professional development
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 26, No. 3 (Jan 01, 2010)
This paper discusses the challenges faced by a group of Smart School teachers in a partnership model designed to help them develop professionally through the use of online tools. This model known as e-CPDelT: Model 2020 is loosely based on the...
Grappling with Technology: A Case of Supporting Malaysian "Smart School" Teachers' Professional Development
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 26, No. 3 (2010) pp. 400–416
This paper discusses the challenges faced by a group of "Smart School" teachers in a partnership model designed to help them develop professionally through the use of online tools. This model known as e-CPDelT: Model 2020 is loosely based on the...
Technology Integration in the Form of Digital Storytelling: Mapping the Concerns of Four Malaysian ESL Instructors
Computer Assisted Language Learning Vol. 27, No. 4 (2014) pp. 311–329
Digital storytelling, which combines the art of storytelling with a variety of digital audio, video, and multimedia images, has been increasingly used as a language learning tool as research studies have shown it to be effective in enhancing the...
A Clamour for More Technology in Universities: What Does an Investigation into the ICT Use and Learning Styles of Malaysian 'Digital Natives' Tell Us?
Asia-Pacific Education Researcher Vol. 24, No. 2 (2015) pp. 353–361
Prensky ("On the Horizon" 9:1-6, 2001a, b) and other proponents of the concept of 'digital natives' claim that the current generation of undergraduates possesses advanced knowledge and skills in Information Communication Technologies and...
A Quantitative Inquiry into the Effects of Blended Learning on English Language Learning: The Case of Malaysian Undergraduates
Siew Ming Thang; Rosniah Mustaffa; Fook Fei Wong; Noorizah Mohd. Noor; Najihah Mahmud; Hafizah Latif; Mohd Sallehhudin Abd. Aziz
Online Submission Vol. 6, No. 6 (2013) pp. 1–7
Blended learning has been described as a pedagogical approach that combines effectiveness and socialization opportunities of the classroom with the technologically enhanced active learning possibilities of the online environment (Dziuban, Hartman, ...