Volume 4 - Issue 1

January 2016

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Enhancing Feedback Via Peer Learning In Large Classrooms

Ng Huey Zher Raja Maznah Raja Hussein Rohaida Mohd Saat
Pages: 1-16

Feedback has been lauded as a key pedagogical tool in higher education. Unfortunately, the value of feedback falls short when being carried out in large classrooms. In this study, strategies for sustaining feedback in large classroom based on peer learning are explored. All the characteristics identified within the concept of peer learning were assimilated into a teaching course, in order that the strategies could be properly investigated. Therefore, the outcome of the study is to propose peer learning strategies in sustaining feedback for large classrooms.

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Geogebra As An Artist’s Paintbrush

Muharrem Aktümen Avni Yıldız
Pages: 17-31

One of the definitions of mathematics is that it is “a science of patterns and themes”. Within the scope of this definition, the current software technology facilitates the creation of visuals and patterns. Thus, GeoGebra software was used. The study was carried out in two stages. In the first stage, the Dynamic Geometry Software and the Discovery of Mathematical Concepts class was taught. In the last stage, the preservice primary mathematics teachers were given an assignment and asked to continue in groups. The groups were told that they were expected to produce aesthetically pleasing visuals and patterns. Therefore this research aimed at investigating how preservice teachers determine the design process and how they solve problems encountered during the process. Thus, as can be seen in the literature, the method and design as a long term study are the new contributions to the literature. Case study was carried out with 39 second-year preservice mathematics teachers. The research data were collected through preservice teachers’ finalized projects which included a Microsoft-Word document that described in detail the process, screenshots, and GeoGebra applications. The data were analyzed by using the content analysis technique. As a result of this study, preservice mathematics teachers entered into research and analysis activities, investigated to create original designs, spent more time on the significance of visuals and patterns and so many groups made various creative tasks.

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Modeling Learner Situation Awareness in Collaborative Mobile Web 2.0 Learning

Helmi Norman Norazah Nordin Rosseni Din Mohamed Ally
Pages: 32-56

The concept of situation awareness is essential in enhancing collaborative learning. Learners require information from different awareness aspects to deduce a learning situation for decision-making. Designing learning environments that assist learners to understand situation awareness via monitoring actions and reaction of other learners has been reported to be beneficial in enhancing collaborative learning. An emerging learning mode is mobile Web 2.0 learning where Web 2.0 tools support mobile learning – allowing for personalization, ubiquity and social connectivity in learning. Thus, the study investigates and models learner situation awareness in collaborative mobile Web 2.0 learning. Participants were novice teacher trainees in a local university. The study was conducted over a four-month period. Data were collected via questionnaires and analyzed by PLS-SEM analysis. The results revealed that learner situation awareness in collaborative mobile Web 2.0 learning is reflected by six factors: learning reflection, learning space, learning community, social, task, and personal awareness. Results also showed that learners perceived learning reflection awareness as the most important factor

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Teaching For Art Criticism: Incorporating Feldman’s Critical Analysis Learning Model In Students’ Studio Practice

Maithreyi Subramaniam Jaffri Hanafi Abu Talib Putih
Pages: 57-67

This study adopted 30 first year graphic design students’ artwork, with critical analysis using Feldman’s model of art criticism. Data were analyzed quantitatively; descriptive statistical techniques were employed. The scores were viewed in the form of mean score and frequencies to determine students’ performances in their critical ability. Pearson Correlation Coefficient was used to find out the correlation between students’ studio practice and art critical ability scores. The findings showed most students performed slightly better than average in the critical analyses and performed best in selecting analysis among the four dimensions assessed. In the context of the students’ studio practice and critical ability, findings showed there are some connections between the students’ art critical ability and studio practice.

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The Influence of Demographic Factor on Personal Innovativeness Towards Technology Acceptance

Noraini Mohamed Noh Mahizer Hamzah Norazilawati Abdullah
Pages: 68-75

Library and Media Teacher (LMT) readiness of accepting and using technology innovation earlier than their colleagues could expedite the technology innovation process into the school education system. The aim of this paper is to report on a study that explored the impact of experience in using computer and the level of ICT knowledge towards personal innovativeness. This study employed a quantitative approach in the form of a survey. A total of 546 LMTs were randomly selected as research samples. Data gathered through a set of instruments consisting of personal innovativeness and ICT knowledge questionnaire. Data being analyzed descriptively and inferentially using mean, percentage, frequency and multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA). Findings demonstrated that majority of the Library and Media Teachers had moderate personal innovativeness. Experience in using computer, level of education and ICT knowledge level are found to influence and contribute to Library and Media Teachers’ personal innovativeness and significantly.

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The Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Technology (MOJET) highlights the current issues in educational 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. Professor Dr. Saedah Siraj January 2016 Editor in chief