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Singh, Charanjit Kaur Swaran; Singh, Amreet Kaur Jageer; Razak, Nur Qistina Abd; Ravinthar, Thilaga – English Language Teaching, 2017
The educational context in Malaysia demands students to be equipped with sound grammar so that they can produce good essays in the examination. However, despite having learnt English in primary and secondary schools, students in the higher learning institutions tend to make some grammatical errors in their writing. This study presents the…
Descriptors: Grammar, Error Patterns, English (Second Language), College Students
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Al-Samarraie, Hosam; Selim, Hassan; Teo, Timothy; Zaqout, Fahed – Interactive Learning Environments, 2017
When faced with excessive detail in an online environment, typical users have difficulty processing all the elements of representation. This in turn creates cognitive overload, which narrows the user's focus to a few select items. In the context of e-learning, we translated this aspect as the learner's demand for a system that facilitates the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Instructional Design, Online Courses
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Granhemat, Mehdi; Abdullah, Ain Nadzimah – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
This study examined the relationships between gender, ethnicity, ethnic identity, and language choices of Malaysian multilingual youths in the family domain of language use. Five hundred undergraduate students who belonged to different Malaysian ethnic groups were selected as participants of the study. The participant aged between 17 to 25 years…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Ethnicity, Language Usage
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Yunus, Melor Md; Sukri, Saiful Islam Ahmad – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
In spite of English being regarded as the second most important language in Malaysia, it is still treated as a foreign language inevitably. The recently introduced Dual Language Progamme (henceforth DLP) which uses English as the medium of instruction in teaching Mathematics and Science is alleged to be a reflection of the less successful English…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction, Mathematics Instruction
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Ghadirian, Hajar; Ayub, Ahmad Fauzi Mohd – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
This study explored patterns of e-moderating behaviour students performed when they were assigned as peer moderators of asynchronous online discussions in a reciprocal manner. Eighty-four students from an undergraduate blended course were observed during a 7-week-long online discussions. Using quantitative content analysis peer moderators'…
Descriptors: Peer Influence, Computer Mediated Communication, Student Behavior, Asynchronous Communication
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Balakrishnan, Vimala; Teoh, Kung Keat; Pourshafie, Tahereh; Liew, Teik Kooi – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
This study is an investigation into factors that encourage and/or inhibit the use of social media in the academic learning process between Australian and Malaysian students at higher learning institutions. Push-pull-mooring theory was used as a guide, resulting in seven independent variables ("convenience", "social influence",…
Descriptors: Social Media, Cross Cultural Studies, Path Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Macalister, John – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
In multilingual Malaysia, the place of English has been debated at various times since independence in 1957. An initiative to address concerns about levels of English language proficiency in the country through teaching Science and Mathematics in English was launched in the early 21st century. For some teachers, a trans-national component was…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Preservice Teachers
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Or-Kan, Soh – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017
This study aimed at examining context effects of processing science terminology in Chinese during the reading process. The science texts were first chosen, and then they were replaced by science terminology with familiar words; other common words remained in both texts. The results implied that readers spent longer rereading durations and total…
Descriptors: Context Effect, Vocabulary, Language Processing, Eye Movements
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Kim, Y.; Horta, H.; Jung, J. – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
This article analyzes higher education research published in international higher education journals by researchers from China, Hong Kong, Japan, and Malaysia from 1980 to 2013. It does so based on publication counts, and co-authorship and cross-citation mapping, examining these countries' publication patterns in terms of thematic approach and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Thematic Approach, Universities
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Yew, Wan Ping; Siau, Ching Sin; Kwong, Su Fong – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2017
This study examined the relationship between level of parentification and resilience among students with clinical and nonclinical aspirations in Malaysia. A total of 419 college students were surveyed using the Parentification Questionnaire (Jurkovic & Thirkield, 1998) and Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (Connor & Davidson, 2003). Results…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), College Students, Student Surveys, Questionnaires
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Nordin, Razanawati; Eng, Lin Siew – International Journal of Instruction, 2017
Most learners studying English language feel that their educators use irrelevant, uninteresting, and culturally unfamiliar reading materials for teaching reading. As a result, most of them struggle to comprehend the English language texts used by the teachers. Therefore, the aim of this research is to investigate the genre and content preferences…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Tangen, Donna; Henderson, Deborah; Alford, Jennifer; Hepple, Erika; Alwi, Amyzar; Abu Hassan Shaari, Zaira; Alwi, Aliza – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
This article explores the shaping of Australian and Malaysian pre-service teachers' possible selves in a short-term mobility programme. With the theory of possible selves, individuals imagine who they will become based on their past and current selves. The focus of the research was on pre-service teachers' possible selves as global and culturally…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Experiential Learning, Cultural Awareness, Foreign Countries
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Singh, Manjet Kaur Mehar – Journal of International Students, 2017
The present research provides insights into the different forms of adaptation strategies employed by international graduate students to overcome the challenges faced in the academic writing practices and gain access to their disciplinary communities of practice at Master's level. Qualitative data was collected through semi-structured in-depth…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Graduate Students, Academic Discourse, Writing (Composition)
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Wook, Muslihah; Yusof, Zawiyah M.; Nazri, Mohd Zakree Ahmad – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
The acceptance of Educational Data Mining (EDM) technology is on the rise due to, its ability to extract new knowledge from large amounts of students' data. This knowledge is important for educational stakeholders, such as policy makers, educators, and students themselves to enhance efficiency and achievements. However, previous studies on EDM…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Information Retrieval, Data Analysis, Educational Technology
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Yilmaz, Ercan; Sahin, Mehmet; Turgut, Mehmet – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
In this study, the variables having impact on the student motivation have been analyzed based on the articles, conference papers, master's theses and doctoral dissertations published in the years 2000-2017. A total of 165 research papers were selected for the research material and the data were collected through qualitative research techniques…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Student Motivation, Literature Reviews
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