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Assessing the use of mobile technology for technical English


Jano, Zanariah and Abdul Rahim, Razilah and Abdullah, Noridah and Khoo, Linda Mei Sui and Yeo, Mun Yee and Ahmad, Rabiah and Yusoff, Mariana and Jusoff, Kamaruzaman and Khamis, Noorli (2013) Assessing the use of mobile technology for technical English. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 7 (3). pp. 18-23. ISSN 1991-8178


Mobile technology in a new learning paradigm indicates the use of mobile and wireless technologies which scaffold the teaching and learning dimension in most tertiary institutions. The objective of this paper is to assess the level of students’ readiness in using a mobile technology for Technical English in one of the technical universities in Malaysia. A quantitative analysis was used through a survey method in which 200 survey questionnaires were sent out to randomly selected students in engineering faculties at the Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka. The findings showed that the majority of students were ready to embark for a mobile-based learning as they had mobile phones equipped with a 3G service for class notes retrieval, multimedia messaging services, video call services for easy interaction among peers and with tutors. The results provide useful guidelines for curriculum designers and educators. Future work should integrate the perspectives of administrative units and educators to gain an overall assessment of the mobile technology readiness from various dimensions.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Forestry
Publisher: American-Eurasian Network for Scientific Information
Keywords: Mobile technology; Technical English; Readiness; Mobile learning
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 08 May 2019 07:42
Last Modified: 08 May 2019 07:42
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/14905
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