A case of equipping malaysian esl undergraduates with 21st century skills via digital storytelling

Siew Ming Thang, Najihah Mahmud

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Abstract

Today's advanced economies and innovative industries have created a demand for knowledge workers with 21st century skills. Recent research studies have shown that the current mode of teaching and learning have not managed to adequately equip undergraduates with the desired 21st Century skills. Thus, there is a need to introduce more appropriate methods into the pedagogy. In recent studies, digital storytelling (DST) has been found to be effective in inculcating ICT literacy, inventive thinking and problem solving skills among students through involvement in simulated working environment. The process of creating DST which includes organize ideas, express opinions and construct narratives is also believed to be able to enhance students' communicative and collaborative skills. However, the extent this technology benefits students is still rarely examined in many Asian contexts, particularly in Malaysia. Hence, this study intends to address this gap in knowledge by investigating the effects of DST on 198 students undertaking an English for Academic Purpose course at a public university in Malaysia. A quantitative approach involving the use using a 30-item is used for collecting data in this study designed to explore the effectiveness of DST from the students' perspectives. The findings revealed that students in general were receptive towards DST despite facing some problems and challenges throughout the project. The findings and the implications of the study will be discussed in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21st International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2013
PublisherUHAMKA PRESS
Pages240-245
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event21st International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2013 - Bali
Duration: 18 Nov 201322 Nov 2013

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Other21st International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2013
CityBali
Period18/11/1322/11/13

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Keywords

  • Digital storytelling
  • English language teaching
  • Technology-integrated teaching method

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  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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Thang, S. M., & Mahmud, N. (2013). A case of equipping malaysian esl undergraduates with 21st century skills via digital storytelling. In Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2013 (pp. 240-245). UHAMKA PRESS.

A case of equipping malaysian esl undergraduates with 21st century skills via digital storytelling. / Thang, Siew Ming; Mahmud, Najihah.

Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2013. UHAMKA PRESS, 2013. p. 240-245.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Thang, SM & Mahmud, N 2013, A case of equipping malaysian esl undergraduates with 21st century skills via digital storytelling. in Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2013. UHAMKA PRESS, pp. 240-245, 21st International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2013, Bali, 18/11/13.
Thang SM, Mahmud N. A case of equipping malaysian esl undergraduates with 21st century skills via digital storytelling. In Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2013. UHAMKA PRESS. 2013. p. 240-245
Thang, Siew Ming ; Mahmud, Najihah. / A case of equipping malaysian esl undergraduates with 21st century skills via digital storytelling. Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2013. UHAMKA PRESS, 2013. pp. 240-245
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