Implementing the use of e-mentor mentee and mind twister program in monitoring and improving the students’ academic performance

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This research paper discusses the two strategies used in monitoring and improving the performance of the students from the Department of Electrical, Electronics and System Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. The first strategy is the online mentor mentee system, also known as e-Mentor Mentee stores the academic records and important information such as CGPA, email addresses, phone numbers, academic performance, and other relevant data of all the students/mentees. The objective of developing this system is to make it easier for the mentors to have access on students’ information in a fast and simple fashion. Previously, mentors manually saved the information in their own computers and if the information happened to be lost, they had to request to the chairman of the Student Development Committee (JPPel) for the new one. This whole process was very complex and consumed a lot of time, thus a new online system in which the chairman will upload all the information into the system for storage and mentors’ can easily access the information was created. The second strategy is known as Mind Twister program which aimed to encourage the participating students to challenge their critical thinking skills. Thirty four students from the Department of Electrical, Electronics and System Engineering have participated in this program. An experimental research is carried out on the program using pre-test and posttest approach, in the form of a questionnaire to the students. From the paired sample t-test conducted, a p value of 0.00 which is lower than the alpha value (pvalue ≤ 0.05) is obtained, demonstrating significant differences in the students’ perception before and after completing the program. The students are inclined to have positive response on the Mind Twister program after attending it.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Engineering Science and Technology
Volume10
Issue numberSpec. Issue 2 on UKM Teaching and Learning Congress 2013, May...
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2015

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Keywords

  • Easy
  • Educational programs
  • Mentee’s record
  • Mentor mentee system
  • Online
  • Students’ performance

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Implementing the use of e-mentor mentee and mind twister program in monitoring and improving the students’ academic performance. / Arsad, Norhana; Kamal, Noorfazila; Elias, S. N.; Mohamed Moubark, Asraf; Ibrahim, Ahmad Asrul; Yusof, Yushaizad; Ab Rahman, Mohd Syuhaimi; Husain, Hafizah; Ismail, Mahamod.

In: Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, Vol. 10, No. Spec. Issue 2 on UKM Teaching and Learning Congress 2013, May..., 01.05.2015, p. 1-9.

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