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E-Kamus for Teaching and Learning Effectiveness at Open University Malaysia

Rozeman Abu Hassan, and Mohd Jamaludin Muhammad, (2009) E-Kamus for Teaching and Learning Effectiveness at Open University Malaysia. In: International Symposium on Open, Distance and E-Learning 2009 (ISODEL), 8-11 December 2009 , Sheraton Mustika Yogjakarta Resort and Spa, Yogjakarta, Indonesia.

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Abstract

E-Kamus is an approach introduced by Open University Malaysia (OUM) to improve the English language proficiency of the students. Since early 2009, English has been fully used in the aspect of teaching and learning process in OUM. The change of using bahasa Melayu to English was indeed a great challenge to OUM. Moreover the students were from various levels of background and proficiency of English. Most of them lack the grasp of basic language skills and thus affect their understanding in the teaching and learning process. OUM had taken the initiative to provide the e-Kamus software in order to cater to flexible and accessible education. This paper discusses the usage of e- Kamus among the OUM students in mastering English through the ‘Double Click’ and ‘Mouse Move’ functions without the on-line system. The process does not need students to type the words and to highlight them in finding the meaning. By using e-Kamus, it helps the students to find the meanings of words more quickly, exactly and easily by using the applications based on texts like Web browser, Microsoft Word, Notepad and others. With the usage of the e- Kamus, OUM students will be able to follow the process of teaching and learning effectively and to enrich their vocabulary. (Authors' abstract)

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:e-Kamus ; English proficiency ; Double click and mouse move ; enrich vocabulary
Subjects:L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
ID Code:384
Deposited By:Shahril Effendi Ibrahim
Deposited On:31 Mar 2010 14:03
Last Modified:22 Mar 2013 11:42

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