Volume 1 - Issue 4

October 2013

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Effectiveness of Using Geogebra on Students’ Understanding in Learning Circles

Praveen SHADAAN LEONG Kwan Eu
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The use of technology in the pedagogical process is growing at a phenomenal rate due to the vast availability of gadgets. As a result, educationists see the urgent need for integrating technology in students’ mathematical activities. Therefore, the purpose of this quasi experimental study was to investigate students’ understanding in learning circles using GeoGebra. Fifty-three Year 9 (Form 3) students from two intact classes participated in this study with one class assigned as the experimental group and the other as the control. Findings of this study showed a significant difference existed in the mean scores between these two groups. The result indicated that students in the experimental group outperformed those in the control group. In addition, a survey instrument was used to elicit students' perception on the use of GeoGebra. Analysis of the questionnaire responses indicated a positive overall perception of using GeoGebra in learning about circles.

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How Instructor-Developed Screencasts Benefit College Students’ Learning of Maths: Insights from an Irish Case Study

Tunku Badariah Tunku Ahmad Frank Doheny Sheila Faherty Nuala Harding
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This qualitative case study explored how students learning Maths at an Irish institute of higher education benefited from their instructor’s use of self-developed screencasts. The screencasts (47 in total) were posted on the institute’s Maths Moodle site for students to access. One hundred and thirty-eight (n = 138) students participated in an online open-response survey. Students’ commentary was analyzed using thematic content analysis (TCA). Themes that represented different types of screencast benefit to students were generated from the data. Consistent with previous studies, the findings show that a vast majority of students (88.4%) used the screencasts for many different purposes and viewed the videos as an extremely useful tool that enhanced their Maths learning experience. Ten primary benefits of screencasts emerged, namely allowing flexible and personalized learning, supplementing lectures and enhancing understanding of Maths keyskills, facilitating exam revision and material review, providing multimodal support for Maths learning, helping students to keep track with the Maths modules, providing a tighter match with course content, delivering a vicarious learning experience, serving as a memory aid, filling in gaps in class notes, and making Maths more enjoyable. The findings support the use of screencasts in facilitating and enhancing students’ learning of Maths in higher education.

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Mother’s Perspective Toward al-Quran Education for Hearing Impaired Children in Malaysia

Nafiseh Alaghehband Ghadim Nazean Jomhari Norlidah Alias Syar MeezeMohd Rashid Mohd Yakub Zulkifli Bin Mohd Yusoff
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An interview with parents of children with hearing impairment was carried out in the initial study since the coordinated effort of parents and children is essential in the education of children. Considering that this interview was appropriate for collecting qualitative-oriented data, it has been chosen as the knowledge elicitation method. In most families who have a hearing impaired child, mothers play a vital role regarding communication and family cohesion. In addition usually children spend more time with their mothers and they have a closer relationship with them; as a result particularly mothers are selected as respondents of this interview. The goal of the interview is to to ask parents about the Islamic education of their hearing impaired children. Four parents have been interviewed in depth. As a results, there are four concerns expressed by the mothers which are lack of family support in education, the Malay culture with regard to disabled children, dissatisfaction toward schools and lack of technology support in schools.

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The Development of Teaching and Learning in Bright-Field Microscopy Technique

Yulita Hanum P Iskandar Nurul Ethika Mahmud Wan Nor Amilah Wan Abdul Wahab Noor Izani Noor Jamil Nurlida Basir
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E-learning should be pedagogically-driven rather than technologically-driven. The objectives of this study are to develop an interactive learning system in bright-field microscopy technique in order to support students’ achievement of their intended learning outcomes. An interactive learning system on bright-field microscopy technique was developed in CD-ROM format which included various elements: text, images, animations, video, and audio. Thirty first-year biomedicine students in Universiti Sains Malaysia attended a 3-hour fixed laboratory session for conventional teaching and learning for bright-field microscopy technique. All subjects then answered a set of questionnaires. Subjects were provided with multimedia teaching and learning materials. After the task, all the subjects were given the second set of questionnaires to measure their level of acceptance and satisfaction with the interactive learning system. It is anticipated that the interactive learning system in bright-field microscopy technique would be suitable as a supporting learning aid for the laboratory or practical session

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Utilization of Ict by Moral Education Teachers

Ilhavenil a/p Narinasamy Wan Hasmah Wan Mamat
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Studies show that information and communications technology (ICT) integration in many classrooms today enhances students’ learning and skills acquisition. Thus, it is necessary for teachers to integrate ICT in their classrooms. This paper discusses the need to incorporate ICT in Moral Education. This study adopts the qualitative approach design using non-participant observation, semi-structured interviews and teachers’ journals to gain insights into the teachers’ employment of ICT in their teaching. Data were analyzed based on codes, then were later arranged into categories and themes. The results highlight the lack of utilization of ICT by the teachers in teaching Moral Education. This revelation indicates that the training of teachers is deemed vital to make teachers and school authorities aware that ICT is a pertinent pedagogical tool to provide a positive learning environment.

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