Production E-Glossary as Mobile Learning (M-Learning) among the Students of Polytechnic
International Journal of Vocational Education and Training Research
Volume 1, Issue 3, October 2015, Pages: 49-54
Received: Jul. 28, 2015; Accepted: Sep. 16, 2015; Published: Sep. 16, 2015
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Mohd Zulkafli Mohamed, Politechnic of Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah, Jitra, Malaysia
Norshila Abu Bakar, Politechnic of Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah, Jitra, Malaysia
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Abstract
Education nowadays centered more on mobile learning (mobile learning). Mobile learning or m-learning is self-learning method using mobile devices such as smart phones, personal digital assistant (PDA), tablet and other learning tools. Electronic book or e-book is a digital reading material used to replace the conventional textbooks that uses paper. E-book is a program or software which can be installed in mobile devices as a means of self-study. The combination between mobile devices and electronic books formed an E-Glossary Dictionary of Environmental Science using Macromedia Flash 8 as m-learning. Innovation in teaching and learning process which has been produced is to help improve the academic performance of students in polytechnics. Course CP103; Environmental Science from the Urban and Regional Planning Program at Polytechnic Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam has been used as a subjects to test the effectiveness of E-Glossary of Environmental Science as m-learning with the aims of increasing the quality of students in polytechnics. Comparison of the examination’s results of students who used E-Glossary of Environmental Science and those who did not used the glossary has been made as the methods or techniques to fulfill this research. Findings show that there are significant differences in terms of the passing percentage of students who use E-Glossary of Environmental Science as m-learning. Findings also show that students who use E-Glossary achieved 100% percentage compared with the students who did not use the E-Glossary. Similarly, in terms of quality the students which use E-Glossary attain better grades than those who did not use the glossary. In conclusion, the use of E-Glossary should be expanded among the students of polytechnic to improve the quality of graduates. Moreover the uses of mobile phones as a medium of m-learning among polytechnic students are normal. It is a waste if such opportunities are not used by the lecturers to diversify the teaching and learning methods in the classroom.
Keywords
E-Glossary Dictionary of Environmental Science, Mobile Learning (M-Learning), Polytechnic Students
To cite this article
Mohd Zulkafli Mohamed, Norshila Abu Bakar, Production E-Glossary as Mobile Learning (M-Learning) among the Students of Polytechnic, International Journal of Vocational Education and Training Research. Vol. 1, No. 3, 2015, pp. 49-54. doi: 10.11648/j.ijvetr.20150103.13
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