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Nathan, Robert Jeyakumar; Shawkataly, Omar Bin – Australian Universities' Review, 2019
This article discusses the role of university academics as researchers. In present-day society which touts instant gratification, the primary role of a university is being undermined. In Malaysia, academics no longer teach and research as they please but are 'guided' by government agencies and influenced by the priorities of funding agencies. One…
Descriptors: Faculty Publishing, College Faculty, Ethics, Plagiarism
Kristoffersen, Dorte – Council for Higher Education Accreditation, 2019
The world of higher education has been changing rapidly over the last 30 years with the move to mass education due to the needs of the knowledge economy for an appropriately skilled labour force and driven by continuous advances in technology. The purpose of this publication is to provide an overview of how quality assurance (QA) bodies are…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Accountability, Foreign Countries, Accreditation (Institutions)
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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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Bilous, Rebecca; Hammersley, Laura; Lloyd, Kate; Rawlings-Sanaei, Felicity; Downey, Greg; Amigo, Maria; Gilchrist, Samantha; Baker, Michaela – International Journal for Academic Development, 2018
This paper shares an innovative methodology to 'co-create' a curriculum with eleven international community development organisations from seven countries to prepare undergraduate students for international work-integrated learning activities. The co-creation process was complex, messy, and always evolving. Here we reflect on and document the…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Community Development, Foreign Countries, Cooperative Planning
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Manley, Stewart – English in Education, 2018
Since 2012, I have been using home-made poetry to supplement my teaching of trust law. My experience illustrates how English -- in this case poetry -- can enhance teaching in other fields. Poetry can capture complex concepts in understandable and memorable ways, provide the human context behind abstract principles and increase authenticity in the…
Descriptors: Poetry, Teaching Methods, Laws, Legal Education (Professions)
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Yusof, Safiah Md; Lim, Tick Meng; Png, Leo; Khatab, Zainuriyah Abd; Singh, Harvinder Kaur Dharam – Journal of Learning for Development, 2017
Open University Malaysia (OUM) is progressively moving towards implementing assessment on demand and online assessment. This move is deemed necessary for OUM to continue to be the leading provider of flexible learning. OUM serves a very large number of students each semester and these students are vastly distributed throughout the country. As the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Assisted Testing, Computer Managed Instruction, Management Systems
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Machart, Régis – International Review of Education, 2017
The large range of jobs that Malaysian undergraduates of foreign languages are often employed in after completion of their studies (education, tourism, banking, business, management, etc.) is not necessarily related to their major field of study. This situation often makes it difficult for lecturers to develop a comprehensive professional training…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Outcomes of Education, Employment Qualifications
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Saw, Kim Guan – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2017
This article revisits the cognitive load theory to explore the use of worked examples to teach a selected topic in a higher level undergraduate physics course for distance learners at the School of Distance Education, Universiti Sains Malaysia. With a break of several years from receiving formal education and having only minimum science…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level, Undergraduate Students
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Chan, Chin Han; Fellows, Christopher M.; Hess, Michael; Hiorns, Roger; Hoven, Voravee P.; Russell, Gregory T.; dos Santos, Cla´udio G.; S?turcova´, Adriana; Theato, Patrick – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
Polymer education relies on generally agreed terminology and nomenclature rules. The Polymer Division of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) generates and recommends such rules for naming processes and materials in polymer science. It is the goal of IUPAC that these recommendations be applied in polymer science curricula…
Descriptors: Plastics, Science Education, Chemistry, Academic Standards
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Suhaimi, Azyyati Mohd – Asian Journal of University Education, 2017
Liberalisation of Provisionally Registered Pharmacist (PRP) training in Malaysia has recently been extended to the private facilities recognized by the Pharmacy Board Malaysia (PBM). This has increased the number of graduate employment opportunities. Pharmacy graduates are required to undergo an interview with the Public Services Commission of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pharmaceutical Education, Health Personnel, Pharmacy
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Hassan, Sa'adah; Admodisastro, Novia Indriaty; Kamaruddin, Azrina; Baharom, Salmi; Pa, Noraini Che – International Education Studies, 2016
Much attention is now given on producing quality graduates. Therefore, outcome-based education (OBE) in teaching and learning is now being implemented in Malaysia at all levels of education especially at higher education institutions. For implementing OBE, the design of curriculum and courses should be based on specified outcomes. Thus, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Construction, Outcome Based Education, Higher Education
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Azman, Norzaini; Che Omar, Ibrahim; Yunus, Aida Suraya Md; Zain, Ahmad Nurulazam Md – Oxford Review of Education, 2016
The expansion and transformation of Malaysian universities have generated major changes in the nature of academic employment and the structure of academic promotion in higher education institutions. These changes have considerable implications, in particular for the policy and practice of academic promotion in the public universities. We argue…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Public Colleges, College Faculty
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Mustapha, Aida; Samsudin, Noor Azah; Arbaiy, Nurieze; Mohammed, Rozlini; Hamid, Isredza Rahmi – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2016
In programming, one problem can usually be solved using different logics and constructs but still producing the same output. Sometimes students get marked down inappropriately if their solutions do not follow the answer scheme. In addition, lab exercises and programming assignments are not necessary graded by the instructors but most of the time…
Descriptors: Programming, Computer Science Education, Scoring Rubrics, Grading
Aji, Sandeep – Educational Technology, 2016
One of the most explosive areas of growth in the field of higher education is currently in emerging international markets. In developing nations, lack of access to high-quality teachers and educational materials is often the key obstacle preventing students from gaining the skills and knowledge they need to pursue new opportunities and advance in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Video Technology, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education
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Nordin, Norazah; Norman, Helmi; Embi, Mohamed Amin; Mansor, Ahmad Zamri; Idris, Fazilah – International Education Studies, 2016
The rapid advancement of emergent learning technologies has led to the introduction of massive open online courses (MOOCs) which offer open-based online learning courses to a large number of students. In line with the advancement, the Malaysia Ministry of Education has recently initiated Malaysia MOOCs via collaboration with four public…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Educational Technology
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