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Online Supervision in the new norm

No Comments// Posted in Uncategorized by on 06.18.21.

Thank you to the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia for inviting me for a knowledge-sharing session on Online Supervision in the new norm: Challenges & Opportunities. Supervising our students in the midst of the new normal can pose an arduous challenge to educators and trainers, especially in sustaining motivation and learning progress. It was a fruitful session where we discussed how online supervision can be optimised albeit with myriad challenges in the COVID19 pandemic. 

#webinar #onlinesupervision #UTM #education #supervision #futureready


MTCP 2021: Online Learning Course Design & Course Development for 21st Century Learning in a New Norm Environment

No Comments// Posted in course, english, ICT, learning by on 06.15.21.

Albeit the pandemic, educators are keen on finding ways to upgrade themselves professionally. I am grateful for the opportunity to be one of the trainers for the Malaysia Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP) 2021, a programme initiated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that emphasizes the development of human resources through the provision of training in various areas which are essential for a country’s development such as the public administration, good governance, health, education, agriculture, sustainable development, poverty alleviation, economy and finance, ICT and environment. Annually, Malaysia offered more than 65 capacity-building and technical assistance programmes under the MTCP, which have benefited more than 34,000 participants from 144 countries.

This training is a series of online continuous professional development which we will conduct for four cohorts. The title of this training is Online Learning Course Design & Course Development for 21st Century Learning in the New Norms Environment. The goal of this online course is to bring together ELT education professionals from across the Asia Pacific to take on roles as trainers in extending their training impact within the context of designing online courses. All the 17 participants are ELT professionals from Maldives, Cambodia, Thailand and the Philippines who have actively participated in the course.

We invited 4 esteemed speakers to conduct Master Classes during the course. They are Prof. Dr. Kamarul Kabilan bin Abdullah (USM), Mr. Chua Kee Man (UNIMAS), Mr. Mohana Ram Murugiah (GC English Language, MGS Ipoh) & Ms. Nazira Roslee (SK Putrajaya Presint 9 (1)) to impart their knowledge and share their experience with the course participants.


Gamification with Genially

No Comments// Posted in Uncategorized by on 05.29.21.

The Language & Technology Department, ELTC MOE has conducted a webinar on “Gamification with Genially” successfully last Thursday. Our invited speaker was Ms. Leong Mi-chelle, the Head of Languages Department, University of Wollongong (UOW) Malaysia KDU Penang University College. It was a fruitful session where course participants were exposed to scintilating ways to jazz up your lessons by using interactive gamification features in Genially.

If you miss the webinar, fret not! You can watch the webinar video which is enclosed as part of the Introduction to Genially microcredential course.

Instructions:

1. Complete an online micro-credential course on OpenLearning https://www.openlearning.com/eltc/courses/gg1)

2. Get your IMPROVEcreds (e-cert, badge, points & CPD hours for SPLKPM).

*Organized by:*

Department of Language & Technology,
English Language Teaching Centre,
Ministry of Education Malaysia.

#ELTC#gamification#genially#microcredentials#languagelearning#webinar#kpm#elt


Seminar Guru Cemerlang Johor 2020

No Comments// Posted in conference, course, guru cemerlang, jpnj, learning, malaysia, reflection, seminar, workshop by on 03.01.20.

Seminar Guru Cemerlang Johor 2020 had been successfully conducted this morning at Southampton University Malaysia. It is a joint project with the Johor Education Department which aims to support teachers who are interested to apply for the post of Guru Cemerlang (Excellent Teacher) as well as hone their skills in innovative teaching and learning skills. As the Secretary of the Council and the Task Force, I helped my team to organise this event which comprised of 120 teachers from Johor and even other states like Sabah and Melaka!

The teamwork and support provided during the planning of this event ensured that the 1st seminar can be conducted successfully. We managed to secure sponsorship for food, venue and merchandises. Based from the feedback given by the participants, we hope to organise more events to support professional development courses for teachers in Johor and beyond.


Teaching and Learning English Language in the 21st Century

No Comments// Posted in MOOC, teaching, writing by on 02.12.20.

My latest academic writing in the book Teaching and Learning English Language in the 21st Century, published by USM Press. My chapter focuses on teacher professional development in Malaysia. This research discusses how the stakeholders can synergize to support effective English teaching development in Malaysia via Massive Open Online Courses. Do check it out!