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Shafie, Latisha Asmaak; Yaacob, Aizan; Singh, Paramjit Kaur A/P Karpal – International Education Studies, 2016
As social network sites have become popular with university students, it is easier to understand how students employ social network sites seamlessly in their academic and personal lives. L2 learners often employ Facebook to improve their English language proficiency by communicating with their native and non-native English speakers. Facebook is…
Descriptors: Social Networks, College Students, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Shafie, Latisha Asmaak; Yaacob, Aizan; Singh, Paramjit Kaur Karpal – English Language Teaching, 2016
This qualitative research investigates the practice of lurking among English as a second language (ESL) learners in a Facebook group discussion. Lurking is a term used to describe the activity of following and observing any online discussions or activities without contributing to the discussions. Lurkers are often accused of being invisible and…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Language of Instruction
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Shafie, Latisha Asmaak; Yaacob, Aizan; Singh, Paramjit Kaur Karpal – English Language Teaching, 2016
The article discusses the investment of L2 learners in the English language on Facebook that they portrayed through their Facebook activities. It studied four informants consisted of diploma students in a Malaysian university. The study consisted of 14 weeks of online observation and semi-structured interviews. Data were collected from online…
Descriptors: Social Media, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, College Students
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Azid, Nurulwahida Hj; Yaacob, Aizan; Shaik-Abdullah, Sarimah – Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction, 2016
Purpose: Howard Gardners' concept of multiple intelligence (MI) offers an alternative perspective on intelligence which highlights the importance of acknowledging learner diversity, individual talents and the development of human potentials. MI has been used as a basis for the construction of modular enrichment activities to facilitate the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Multiple Intelligences, Foreign Countries, Quasiexperimental Design
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June, Sethela; Yaacob, Aizan; Kheng, Yeoh Khar – International Education Studies, 2014
The purpose of this action research was to investigate the use of YouTube videos and interactive activities in stimulating critical thinking among students from a public university in Malaysia. There were 50 students of mixed background, comprised of local and foreign students who participated in this study which lasted for one semester. Data was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Video Technology, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites
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Yaacob, Aizan; Walters, Lynne Masel; Ali, Ruzlan Md; Abdullah, Sarimah Shaik; Walters, Timothy – Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction, 2014
Purpose: In this study, 37 English Language Teaching (ELT) teacher trainees from a Malaysian university conducted an action-research project to determine whether journals kept during their fieldwork in primary schools located in an area close to the university allowed them to reflect on their beliefs and behaviors in the classroom. Methodology:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Preservice Teachers
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Suryani, Ina; Yaacob, Aizan; Hashima, Noor; Rashid, Salleh Abd; Desa, Hazry – International Journal of Higher Education, 2013
The number of publication has been one of the measurement values in the performance evaluation for higher education academicians. Over the years, the obligation to publish has amplified to not just on getting published but also on getting published in high quality journal whereby the quality ranking is determined by publication categories. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Publishing, Educational Research, Productivity
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Abdullah, Sarimah Shaik; Yaacob, Aizan; Rahim, Fauziah Abdul – Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction, 2013
Purpose: This paper is part of a larger study which explored postgraduate students talk around academic texts via Facebook (FB). Our exploration is largely guided by the idea of reading as a social practice. In this paper, we specifically focus on the students' reflections of their online experience of talking around academic texts. Method: The…
Descriptors: Social Media, Reading, Social Behavior, Student Attitudes