Fuzzy Delphi Method Refinement of Mobile Language Learning Framework Elements for Technical and Engineering Contexts

Azwin Arif Abdul Rahim Name, Mohamed Amin Embi, Supyan Hussin, Norazah Mohd Noor, Nor Yazi Khamis, Rosseni Din

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Abstract

Judging by the pace and paramount importance of technologies in technical and engineering contexts, Malaysian English for Second Language learning continues to seize the vigor of Mobile Learning. So much, that the learning using mobile devices has seemingly undermined the need for specified, validated elements for a Mobile learning framework to empirically support the effectiveness of chosen materials and applications. This paper, which is parts of the substantial mobile English for Specific Academic Purposes (ESAP) learning framework development for Malaysian technical and engineering contexts, focuses on the utilization of Fuzzy Delphi Method (FDM) to refine the identified elements. The actual design and development research of the framework comprised three phases; two were covered in this paper. It began with the identification of elements (indicators and items) through document analyses of the established mobile learning frameworks and studies, and ESAP and communication needs at technical and engineering contexts. Seven indicators with 180 items were identified from the literature, and in the later phase, the FDM had 11 experts' viewpoints surveyed via online. The method refined the findings of the first phase to eight indicators with 137 items which will be used in the evaluation of the framework at the final phase. Essentially, the robustness of FDM refinement process which is a combination of human intellectuals and technology, serves to highlight this cost-effective mean of data collection and validation method in terms of time and effort. The elements were refined i.e. specified from the literature, agreed and validated by the experts using the method to signify the importance of context when designing mobile learning for specific group of language learners.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2018 IEEE 10th International Conference on Engineering Education, ICEED 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages173-175
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781538668467
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jan 2019
Event10th IEEE International Conference on Engineering Education, ICEED 2018 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 8 Nov 20189 Nov 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2018 IEEE 10th International Conference on Engineering Education, ICEED 2018

Conference

Conference10th IEEE International Conference on Engineering Education, ICEED 2018
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period8/11/189/11/18

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Keywords

  • Engineering
  • ESAP
  • Framework design and development
  • Fuzzy delphi method
  • Mobile learning

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  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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Name, A. A. A. R., Embi, M. A., Hussin, S., Noor, N. M., Khamis, N. Y., & Din, R. (2019). Fuzzy Delphi Method Refinement of Mobile Language Learning Framework Elements for Technical and Engineering Contexts. In Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE 10th International Conference on Engineering Education, ICEED 2018 (pp. 173-175). [8626905] (Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE 10th International Conference on Engineering Education, ICEED 2018). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICEED.2018.8626905

Fuzzy Delphi Method Refinement of Mobile Language Learning Framework Elements for Technical and Engineering Contexts. / Name, Azwin Arif Abdul Rahim; Embi, Mohamed Amin; Hussin, Supyan; Noor, Norazah Mohd; Khamis, Nor Yazi; Din, Rosseni.

Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE 10th International Conference on Engineering Education, ICEED 2018. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2019. p. 173-175 8626905 (Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE 10th International Conference on Engineering Education, ICEED 2018).

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

Name, AAAR, Embi, MA, Hussin, S, Noor, NM, Khamis, NY & Din, R 2019, Fuzzy Delphi Method Refinement of Mobile Language Learning Framework Elements for Technical and Engineering Contexts. in Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE 10th International Conference on Engineering Education, ICEED 2018., 8626905, Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE 10th International Conference on Engineering Education, ICEED 2018, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 173-175, 10th IEEE International Conference on Engineering Education, ICEED 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 8/11/18. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICEED.2018.8626905
Name AAAR, Embi MA, Hussin S, Noor NM, Khamis NY, Din R. Fuzzy Delphi Method Refinement of Mobile Language Learning Framework Elements for Technical and Engineering Contexts. In Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE 10th International Conference on Engineering Education, ICEED 2018. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2019. p. 173-175. 8626905. (Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE 10th International Conference on Engineering Education, ICEED 2018). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICEED.2018.8626905
Name, Azwin Arif Abdul Rahim ; Embi, Mohamed Amin ; Hussin, Supyan ; Noor, Norazah Mohd ; Khamis, Nor Yazi ; Din, Rosseni. / Fuzzy Delphi Method Refinement of Mobile Language Learning Framework Elements for Technical and Engineering Contexts. Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE 10th International Conference on Engineering Education, ICEED 2018. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2019. pp. 173-175 (Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE 10th International Conference on Engineering Education, ICEED 2018).
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