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Hamid, Fazelina Sahul; Yip, Nick – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2019
Assessment of the quality of distance education institutions has become an important issue that needs to be addressed to ensure program survival. This study uses SERVPERF model to identify the differences that exists in students' perception of service quality in public and private universities in Malaysia that offer distance education. Our study…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Private Schools, Public Schools, Educational Quality
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Sin, I Lin; Leung, Maggi W. H.; Waters, Johanna L. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
This paper reveals the complex diversity that underpins ostensibly similar transnational education programmes (TNE), through a comparison of UK TNE in Malaysia and Hong Kong. It draws on data from two different yet cognate studies on the role of UK universities in delivering higher education in Asia. Some fine-grained and informative differences…
Descriptors: International Education, Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged, Comparative Education
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Annamalai, Nagaletchimee – Teaching English with Technology, 2019
This study explored the use of WhatsApp chat group as a platform for extending learning in a blended learning classroom with a small group of undergraduates in the Malaysian context. The aim was to provide learners with the opportunity to reflect the strengths and challenges of using the WhatsApp as an extended learning platform. The students'…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Al-Dheleai, Yahya M.; Tasir, Zaidatun – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2019
Research in education confirmed that students engage in learning when they feel connected with others and when they play an active role in their learning process. Therefore, social presence (SP) considered as an important component of effective learning in both face-face and online learning environment. Therefore, this study intended to…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Electronic Learning, Interaction, Online Courses
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Zainuddin, Siti Zaidah Binti; Pillai, Stefanie; Dumanig, Francisco Perlag; Phillip, Adriana – Education & Training, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the perspectives of Malaysian employers and students on the need for English language proficiency and skills for employment. Design/methodology/approach: Interviews were conducted with employers from various organisations. Additionally, questionnaires were disseminated to undergraduates at four…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Employer Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Job Skills
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Kanapathy, Suganty; Lee, Khai Ern; Sivapalan, Subarna; Mokhtar, Mazlin; Zakaria, Sharifah Zarina Syed; Zahidi, Azizah Mohd – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to investigate the knowledge, attitude and behaviour of foundation chemistry learners concerning the sustainable development concept. Design/methodology/approach: Qualitative and quantitative studies were conducted. Atlas.ti software was used to analyse the chemistry curriculum based on selected themes and sub-themes. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Sustainable Development, Chemistry
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Kaya, Beytullah; Inan, Ahmed Cagri – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2019
There are some factors affecting people's perceptions towards other countries. Information obtained from textbooks and teachers, especially during a student's primary school education, is arguably amongst the most important factors affecting these perceptions. In addition, media, social media, and family and friendship groups are also among the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Asians
Albury, Nathan John – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2019
This paper analyses divergence between national language policy on the one hand, and perceptions of it on the other. In ethnocratic Malaysia, language policy codifies the supremacy of Bahasa Malaysia as part of a broader ethnonationalist policy agenda that pedestalises the ethnic Malays and curtails the rights of Chinese and Indian-Malaysians. A…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Language Planning, Indonesian, Ethnic Groups
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Masek, Alias; Hashim, Suhaizal; Ismail, Affero – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2019
Literature reveals that the inclusion of humour in lecture sessions has been accepted differently, especially by adult learners. Previous studies reported that humour was associated with students' engagement, while some studies reported that humour interrupted learning sessions and distracted students' attention from learning. Consequently, this…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Humor, Learner Engagement, Student Attitudes
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Amin, Mohd Zaki Mohd; Rashid, Radzuwan Ab; Teh, Kamarul Shukri Mat – International Journal of Education and Practice, 2019
In teacher education, action research has served as one of the tools for reflective practice to bridge the gap between the educational theories learned in the teacher training college and the actual pedagogical practice within the four walls of the classroom. In this descriptive and explorative research study, first the concept and characteristics…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Action Research, Reflective Teaching
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Bakar, Noor Idayu Abu; Noordin, Nooreen; Razali, Abu Bakar – English Language Teaching, 2019
The quasi-experimental study investigated the effectiveness of using project-based learning (PjBL) activities as a teaching strategy in improving the oral communicative competence of Malaysian English language learners. The participants included 44 diploma students enrolled in a Communicative English course at a technical college in the Peninsular…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Communicative Competence (Languages), English (Second Language), Student Projects
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Stephenson, Grace Karram; Rajendram, Shakina – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates are home to wealthy minority groups with little or no access to public higher education. These countries share parallel trajectories of economic and educational growth, yet they have starkly different citizenship and educational policies that govern the diverse populations within their borders. The result in…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Advantaged, Access to Education, Reputation
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Joseph Jeyaraj, Joanna; Harland, Tony – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
This study explores whether critical pedagogy is viable for meeting the goals of the Malaysia Education Blueprint (MEB) 2015-2025. The MEB has a particular focus on societal improvement and the authors suggest that critical pedagogy should be considered as a way of teaching as it specifically aligns with the aims of government policy. However,…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Samad, Sarminah; Nilashi, Mehrbakhsh; Ibrahim, Othman – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
Social networking sites have played an important role in enhancing students' social presence. As an educational tool for online courses, they have significantly contributed in promoting students' motivation for learning. The aim of this research is to investigate the impact of social networking sites on students' academic performance. We conduct a…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Academic Achievement, Correlation, Social Media
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Chelliah, Shankar; Khan, Mohammad Jamal; Krishnan, Thilagavathy; Kamarulzaman, Muhammad Erzat Bin Md; Goh, Ning Ee – Journal of International Education in Business, 2019
Purpose: Although studies have examined the role of physical factors such as physical environment, price/fee and personal safety in the satisfaction of international students, the effect of social factors such as emotional support, ethical conduct and student-lecturer attachment in international student's satisfaction has yet to be explored. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Intention, Student Satisfaction
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