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Aziz, Anealka – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) was one of the initiatives of the Malaysia Ministry of Education to ensure the standard of our national education system was at par with the global education trends. This initiative was documented in Malaysian Education Blueprint 2015 -2025 (Higher Education, Shift No.9: Globalised Online Learning). Universiti…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Higher Education, Public Colleges
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Saleh, Noor Shahariah; Murtaza, Siti Fatimah – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
Employers in the engineering sector require certain standard of English proficiency among their employees as the language is widely used for numerous job scopes. In order to understand the current demand of the civil engineering industry on the use of the English language in the workplace, this study was conducted on 20 undergraduates of the Civil…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Work Environment, Language Usage
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Hussin, Anealka Aziz – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
Almost everyone is talking about the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR). The 4IR wave is so strong that change is inevitable, including within the education setting, making Education 4.0 the famous buzzword among educationists today. What is Education 4.0? Do educators really understand it or they simply follow what others are doing. Education 4.0 is…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Teaching Skills, Student Attitudes, Electronic Learning
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Mohammadipour, Mohammad; Rashid, Sabariah Md; Rafik-Galea, Shameem; Thai, Yap Ngee – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
Emotions are an indispensable part of second language learning. The aim of this study is to determine the relationship between the use of language learning strategies and positive emotions. The present study adopted a sequential mixed methods design. The participants were 300 Malaysian ESL undergraduates selected through stratified random sampling…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learning Strategies, Foreign Countries
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Elshawa, Niveen R. M.; Abdullah, Ain Nadzimah; Rashid, Sabariah Md – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
Language assessment can be a valuable tool for providing information regarding language teaching. Given the importance of assessment that has undergone much change, there are important issues that warrant investigation, particularly those related to language instructors. Understanding the assessment beliefs of ESL instructors, especially at the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teacher Attitudes, College Faculty, English (Second Language)
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Abdelaal, Noureldin Mohamed – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
This study reports the findings of a research that was conducted on ten (10) Arab students, who were enrolled in a master of English applied linguistics program at Universiti Putra Malaysia. The research aimed at instrumentally analyzing the English stops produced by Arab learners, in terms of voice onset time (VOT); identifying the effect of…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Native Speakers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Khodabandelou, Rouholllah; That, Junny Ei Mon; Anne A/P S. Selvaraju, Melinda; Ken, Tan Yan; Kewen, Zhu; Yan, Zhang; Ning, Tan Yan – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2016
The abundance of technology in recent years has contributed to development in the societies, industries, and education. It is proven from the current trend of technology such as the emergence and rise of smart phones, tablets, laptops and wireless internet connection that the present and future world will be heralded by technology. The integration…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Integration, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Vahidi, Naghmeh; Roslan, Samsilah; Abdullah, Maria Chong; Omar, Zoharah – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2016
Recently, despite the high budget allocating for education in Malaysia, the educational performance among students is low (Blueprint, 2013). Pascarella and Terenzini (2005; 1991) have identified four theories and models that affect students' learning: (a) psychosocial, (b) cognitive-structural, (c) typological, and (d) person-environment…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Majors (Students), Undergraduate Students, Student Interests
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Kang, Fong-Luan – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2015
Good critical thinkers possess a core set of cognitive thinking skills, and a disposition towards critical thinking. They are able to think critically to solve complex, real-world problems effectively. Although personal emotion is important in critical thinking, it is often a neglected issue. The emotional intelligence in this study concerns our…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Critical Thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Emotional Response
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Baleghi-Zadeh, Sousan; Ayub, Ahmad Fauzi Mohd; Mahmud, Rosnaini; Daud, Shaffe Mohd – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2014
Learning Management system is a type of Information system that many universities invest on to be integrated with their curriculum. Therefore, factors which make students accept or reject Learning Management System is crucial for educational managers of universities. The main purpose of the present study is to modify and validate a measurement…
Descriptors: Integrated Learning Systems, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Factor Analysis
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Yazdi, Seyed Yasin; Bakar, Kamariah Abu – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2014
This paper reports a small part of the findings of a larger study which cross-culturally explored and comparatively examined the dynamics of collaboration between Iranian and Malaysian homogeneous dyads during performing collaborative writing tasks. The findings related to the amount of code-switching as well as the amount of falling back on the…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Homogeneous Grouping
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Hendehjan, Niyosha Morshedi; Noordin, Nooreen – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2013
The current study attempted to identify the level of (ICT) usage among ESL teachers, the difference between the level of ICT usage based on gender and age, the teachers' perception towards ICT usage and the barriers faced by teachers. This study was a quantitative study using the descriptive survey approach. The total number of participants was 90…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education, English (Second Language), Gender Differences