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Cheong, Kee-Cheok; Hill, Christopher; Leong, Yin-Ching; Zhang, Chen – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
As human capital came to the fore in the discourse on economic growth, so too has the concepts of employment prospects and employability attributes as students transit to the labor market. This paper examines three issues in this transition in the context of Malaysia. These are, first, how important is employment prospects a consideration when…
Descriptors: Employment, Employers, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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Puspanathan, Clarence Anthony; Ramendran SPR, Charles; Muthurajan, Pragash; Singh, Ninderpal Singh Balwant – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2017
The crucial step for organisations which are recruiting Generation Y into their workforce is to understand their perceptions and expectations. This would help organisations emerge with the right strategies to attract and retain the Generation Y cohort. The aim of this paper is to contribute to the body of knowledge base in respect of Generation Y…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Career Choice
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Choy, S. Chee; Yim, Joanne Sau-Ching; Tan, Poh Leong – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2017
Purpose: This paper aims to examine students' perceptions of quality learning using a mixed-methods approach in a Malaysian university, with an aim to fill existing knowledge gaps in the literature on relationships among relevant quality variables. The study also assesses the extent to which detailed results from a few participants can be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Educational Quality, Mixed Methods Research
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Leow, Fui-Theng; Neo, Mai; Hew, Soon Hin – Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 2016
The 21st century marks the beginning of digital age with the extensive use of digital media, mobile devices, and Internet resources. Recent studies found that this digital era has expanded the landscape of student experiences, and educational technologies as well as increased the educator's awareness on embracing technologies to promote effective…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Constructivism (Learning), Cognitive Processes
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Wahi, Wahiza – Education Research and Perspectives, 2015
The issue of Malaysian graduates' unemployment, attributed largely to their flawed English language competence, has been a major concern in the country for many years. The study reported in this paper sought to better comprehend future graduates' perspectives and practices in dealing with the English language literacies prior to graduation. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, English (Second Language), Language Skills
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Raoofi, Saeid; Chan, Swee Heng; Mukundan, Jayakaran; Rashid, Sabariah Md – English Language Teaching, 2014
This study reports on an investigation into writing strategies of Malaysian university students learning English as a second language. Qualitative data were collected from 21 undergraduate university students aged 19 to 21. The students interviewed reported using a variety of writing strategies. It was also found that all of the participants…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Chew, Esyin; Ding, Seong Lin – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2014
Educational practitioners in the higher education institutions of the UK have increasingly promoted the use of wikis. The technology enhanced learning experience of the UK was transferred to a local higher educational agency in Malaysia through a collaborative research project called WiLearn. By examining a student cohort enrolled in Chinese…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Web Sites, Groups, Learning Experience
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Ustati, Rusmanizah; Hassan, Sharifah Sariah Syed – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2013
This study draws on the experience from a focus group interviews under the distance learning programme known as "Program Pensiswazahan Guru" (PPG) organized by the Malaysian Ministry of Education in collaboration with local universities and institutes of education. Its purpose is to uncover students' perception about the platform used by…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Student Needs, Focus Groups, Interviews
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Radzi, Amizura Hanadi Mohd.; Aziz, Noor Hashima Abd. – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2013
This paper discusses a study on the aspects of content schemata in second language reading, focusing on two contemporary short stories, i.e. "A Quid of Sirih, A Bowl of Water" and "The Lottery." The study explores the cognitive processes of one UiTM Perlis degree level student, reflecting on his L2 reading processes. The…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Reading Processes, Schemata (Cognition), Cognitive Processes