Tnhancing the off campus students' reading comprehension through asynchronous forum

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Abstract

As the Internet is widely available in Malaysia due to improved bandwidth, students presently read a lot more of online materials, which are known as hypermedia, in order to complete their assignments. This is more so if the students are off campus students who have to read the course materials, which are uploaded onto the institution's website, and have little opportunity to attend face-to-face tutorials. This study explored to what extend asynchronous forum enhances the off campus students' reading comprehension when reading life sciences hypermedia. This is a case study. As part of the students' assignments, they need to discuss two questions via the online forum. The two questions posed to them were supposed to assist them in developing fuller comprehension of the two units in the course materials. The students' feedback confirmed that in the process of discussing the answers in the asynchronous forum, their comprehension level is enhanced. This paper discusses how the asynchronous forum could enhance learners' reading comprehension. The pedagogical implications are also highlighted in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on e-Learning, ICEL
PublisherAcademic Conferences Limited
Pages477-486
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781622766727
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event6th International Conference on e-Learning 2011, ICEL 2011 - Kelowna, BC
Duration: 27 Jun 201128 Jun 2011

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Other6th International Conference on e-Learning 2011, ICEL 2011
CityKelowna, BC
Period27/6/1128/6/11

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Keywords

  • Asynchronous forum
  • Reading comprehension
  • Reading online

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Education

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Mohamad, M., Hussin, S., & Amir, Z. (2011). Tnhancing the off campus students' reading comprehension through asynchronous forum. In Proceedings of the International Conference on e-Learning, ICEL (pp. 477-486). Academic Conferences Limited.

Tnhancing the off campus students' reading comprehension through asynchronous forum. / Mohamad, Maslawati; Hussin, Supyan; Amir, Zaini.

Proceedings of the International Conference on e-Learning, ICEL. Academic Conferences Limited, 2011. p. 477-486.

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

Mohamad, M, Hussin, S & Amir, Z 2011, Tnhancing the off campus students' reading comprehension through asynchronous forum. in Proceedings of the International Conference on e-Learning, ICEL. Academic Conferences Limited, pp. 477-486, 6th International Conference on e-Learning 2011, ICEL 2011, Kelowna, BC, 27/6/11.
Mohamad M, Hussin S, Amir Z. Tnhancing the off campus students' reading comprehension through asynchronous forum. In Proceedings of the International Conference on e-Learning, ICEL. Academic Conferences Limited. 2011. p. 477-486
Mohamad, Maslawati ; Hussin, Supyan ; Amir, Zaini. / Tnhancing the off campus students' reading comprehension through asynchronous forum. Proceedings of the International Conference on e-Learning, ICEL. Academic Conferences Limited, 2011. pp. 477-486
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