Volume 1 - Issue 3

July 2013

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Trends and Research Issues in Educational Technology

J. Michael Spector
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If one looks back at the last 50 years or so at educational technologies, one will notice several things. First, the pace of innovation has increased dramatically with many developments in the application of digital technologies to learning and instruction, following by a few years developments in the sciences and engineering disciplines that are largely responsible for the rapid growth in information and communication technologies. Second, advocates of new educational technologies have been overly enthusiastic in promising dramatic improvements in learning and instruction, in part due to the success of new technologies in transforming other sectors. Third, the levels of public and governmental support of educational technology have fallen far short of how technologies have been supported in other areas. These remarks represent a critical review of what appear to be the most promising educational technologies and the challenges these technologies bring to society, and especially to educational researchers. This is by no means a rigorous or comprehensive review. Rather, these remarks are simply those of someone who wishes to better support learning and instruction using appropriate methods and technologies.

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A Model of Homeschooling Based on Technology in Malaysia

Norlidah Alias Mohd. Nazri Abdul Rahman Saedah Siraj Ruslina Ibrahim
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Homeschooling in Malaysia is a form of alternative education that emphasizes quality education based on moral values and belief in strengthening family ties. The purpose of this study is to produce a model of homeschooling technologybased learning activities in Malaysia as a guideline to improve the quality of education, curriculum and organize the delivery of learning content and teaching for homeschooling children. This study used the Interpretive Structural Modeling (ISM) process to develop a model and map the relationship between the elements involved in the homeschooling model-based learning and teaching technology. This study dismantled a complex system into several sub-systems using practical experience and knowledge of the conduct of homeschooling by parents in Malaysia. A group of eight experts have reached consensus on seven elements of technology based activities in homeschooling teaching and learning practice, namely: The Social Networking Sites; Online Materials Development; access information via the Internet; M-Learning: Interactive Video Games, Digital stories and the Web Site (Web-Portal). The findings provide guidelines for homeschooling parents to plan teaching and learning activities based on priorities.

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Determinant of Mobile Devices Acceptance for Learning among Students in Developing Country

Shittu Ahmed Tajudeen Madarsha Kamal Basha Fakomogbon O. Michael Alhaji Liman Mukthar
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This study was conducted to understand the determinant of mobile devices for learning among students in developing world. A sample of 247 undergraduate students from Malaysia and Nigeria were involved in the study. An adapted but modified survey instrument was used to gather the data of the study. The variable of the study are perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, perceived enjoyment, facilitating condition, behavioral intention and student attitude are the independent variable of the study. T-test and Multiple regression analysis was conducted. The findings of the study shows that there is no significant difference in acceptance to use mobile device for learning among science and non-science students but there is significant difference in acceptance to use mobile device for learning among male and female students. Perceived usefulness, perceived enjoyment, facilitating condition, and behavioral intention were found to significantly influence students’ acceptance of Mobile Device for learning, surprisingly perceived ease of use and student attitude was statistically insignificant in determining student acceptance to use MD for learning.

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Using Weblog In Cooperative Learning To Improve The Achievement of History Learning

Lim Hooi Leng Chin Hai Leng Nabeel Abedalaziz
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This research investigates the used of Weblog in Cooperative Learning to enhance students’ learning of History. The main issues of this study were the lack of interest and low achievement scores in History learning. The objectives of this study are to explore the incorporation of Weblog in Cooperative Learning within the teaching and learning activities of History. This study also examined the effectiveness of Weblog Cooperative Learning in improving students’ understanding of a subject and creating an atmosphere of achievement. Past researches suggested that by using Weblog in Cooperative Learning improved the learning of History. The study highlights the teaching and learning of History in a blended learning environment by using Wordpress as a learning platform and Cooperative Learning as a teaching and learning method. The samples are 37 students from a Form 3 class who have basic computer competency in a Malaysian public school. The instruments used for this quantitative study are Pre-test, Posttest and survey questionnaire.

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Bridging the Gap Between Experts in Designing Multimedia-Based Instructional Media for Learning

Rafiza Abdul Razak
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The research identified and explored the cognitive knowledge among the instructional multimedia design and development experts comprising of multimedia designer, graphic designer, subject-matter expert and instructional designer. A critical need exists for a solid understanding of the factors that influence team decision making and performance in order to identify interventions that can affect the decision making process and improving performance. The knowledge shared by the team was categorized into three groups of multimedia design principles encompasses of basic principles, authoring principles and design principles. The research methodology involved quantitative and qualitative methods. Initial phase began with the modified Delphi technique which involved a selection of experts and the list of principles in multimedia design. Next phase, the interview session involved four selected experts to verify the list of principles and obtain detailed information. Predominantly, the research presented the Shared Knowledge Multimedia Design Model (SKMD). The research outcomes significantly benefit the Ministry of Education, teachers, students, instructors, designers and the field of instructional design instructional design. Hence, quality multimedia learning products can be produced.

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technology. MOJET is an international, professional referred journal in the interdisciplinary fields sponsored by Faculty of Education, University of Malaya. This journal serves as a platform for presenting and discussing the emerging issues on educational technology for readers who share common interests in understanding the developments of the integration of technology in education. The journal is committed to providing access to quality researches raging from original research, theoretical articles and concept papers in educational technology. In order to produce high quality journal, extensive effort has been put in selecting valuable researches that contribute to the journal. I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation to editorial board, reviewers and researchers for their valuable contributions to make this journal a reality.