Learning English Through ICT among Malaysian undergraduates (Goverment has…
Learning English Through ICT among Malaysian undergraduates
Goverment has introduced various initiatives to facilitate the greater adoption and diffusion of
ICT to improve teaching and learning English
enhancement of education
Provision of an environment conducive to the development of ICT
Provision of incentives for computerisation and automation
creation of venture
ICT tools have now removed the time and space limitation found in traditional teaching.
Carmen et al., (2003) say that integrating ICT tools in teaching can lead to increased students' learning competencies and increased opportunities for communication.
Key findings under ImpaCT2 (www.becta.org.uk) show that the use of ICT tools in teaching and learning has positive effects on behaviour, motivation, communication and process skills and that it enables pupils to learn more autonomously.
Motivating pupils and raising self-esteem and confidence, ICT can enhance pupil interaction, verbalization and involvement in collaborative learning (SIIA Report – 2000).
The Ministry of Education believes that properly designed and implemented computing
and communications have the potential to revolutionise education and improve
Systems that enable information gathering, management, manipulation, access, and
communication in various forms.
ICT is used as an enabler
to reduce the digital gap between the universities.
Function of ICT in education as a teaching and learning tool, as part of a subject,
and as a subject by itself
To increase productivity, efficiency and effectiveness of the management
Introducing ICT among Malaysian undergraduate is a major undertaking, but it
represents an investment in the future productivity of Malaysia’s workforce and a
down-payment on the country’s future prosperity
Require a major commitment
of resources, but the country will benefit from the change for many years to come.
Success will require support from many stakeholders, including all agencies in the
educational system and sufficient funds to establish and maintain ICT
Policies, norms, and guidelines will have to be established to promote the
use of ICT among Malaysianundergraduates
Continuing professional development for lectures, and other educational personnel must be instituted.