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Lee, Lay Wah – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2016
With the advent of touch-screen interfaces on the tablet computer, multisensory elements in reading instruction have taken on a new dimension. This computer assisted language learning research aimed to determine whether specific technology features of a tablet computer can add to the functionality of multisensory instruction in early reading…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 2, Teaching Methods, Learning Modalities
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Lee, Kean Wah; Said, Noraini; Tan, Choon Keong – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2016
The writing process has traditionally been seen "as a lonely journey" to typify the lack of support that students experience for writing outside the classroom. This paper examines an attempt of The Writing Portal (TWP), a supplementary online writing platform, to support students' writing needs throughout the five stages of the writing…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes, Affordances
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Thang, Siew Ming; Lin, Luck Kee; Mahmud, Najihah; Ismail, Kemboja; Zabidi, Noraza Ahmad – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2014
Digital storytelling, which combines the art of storytelling with a variety of digital audio, video, and multimedia images, has been increasingly used as a language learning tool as research studies have shown it to be effective in enhancing the development of language skills as well as related language learning skills, such as autonomy,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Integration, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Thang, Siew Ming; Lee, Yit Sim; Zulkifli, Nurul Farhana – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2012
This study investigated the effects of the construction and development of electronic portfolios (e-portfolios) on a small user population at a public university in Malaysia. The study was based on a three-month Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and language learning course offered to the undergraduates of the university. One of the…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Class Activities, Computer Assisted Instruction, Program Effectiveness
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Mohd Nor, Nor Fariza; Hamat, Afendi; Embi, Mohamed Amin – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2012
Asynchronous communication by means of discussion forums plays an essential role in supporting collaborative learning. Online forums allow learners to ask questions, express their thoughts, share resources, and justify their opinions beyond the four walls of the classroom. Proponents of collaborative learning claim that this type of learning can…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Independent Study, Asynchronous Communication, Feedback (Response)
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Thang, Siew Ming; Bidmeshki, Leila – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2010
This study investigates the perceptions of Malaysian undergraduates of the Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) towards an online English for science and technology course in terms of their improvement in reading skills and strategies, their autonomy and their motivation. These three areas were used as the focal…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Online Courses, Student Motivation
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Shamsudin, Sarimah; Nesi, Hilary – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2006
This paper will describe an ESP approach to the design and implementation of computer-mediated communication (CMC) tasks for computer science students at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, and discuss the effectiveness of the chat feature of Windows NetMeeting as a tool for developing specified language skills. CMC tasks were set within a programme of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Skills, English for Special Purposes, Oral Language