We can Design too: An Insight with a Group of Students at Universiti Putra Malaysia

By Arbaie Sujud, Normaliza Abd Rahim, Che Ibrahim Salleh, Zaitul Azma Zainon Hamzah and Norlida Alias.

Published by Journal of the World Universities Forum

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This study investigates to what extent a group of students’ involvement in creating and designing storyboard tasks affects their motivation towards learning English. The study applies the qualitative approach. 20 subjects of ages between 18-20 year old were picked at random from two classes of BBM 3410 (Malay Language and Multimedia). They were interviewed by referring the motivation inventories to complete before and after an intervention project which involves creating and designing storyboard tasks. The experimental group participated in sixteen sessions of storyboard writing over fourteen weeks. This research also focuses on the processes the experimental group were engaged in creating and designing learning materials using a storyboard computer programme. This part investigates the content of discussion which occurred while they were storyboarding. Transcriptions of their video-recorded interactions, as well as diaries and motivation graphs completed by the subjects were analysed and coded accordingly. Findings of the study suggest that the storyboard writing project enhanced their motivation and perceived as a valuable learning method.

Keywords: Motivation, Storyboard Writing

Journal of the World Universities Forum, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp.81-88. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 578.514KB).

Dr. Arbaie Sujud

Lecturer, Department of Malay Language, Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Dr. Arbaie Sujud is a senior lecturer at Universiti Putra Malaysia. Currently he is the head of Malay Language Department. He teaches literature and multimedia and interested in research and development.

Dr. Normaliza Abd Rahim

Lecturer, Department of Malay Language, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Dr. Normaliza Abd Rahim is currently the coordinator for the Translation and Interpretation and Language Technology Lecturer at Universiti Putra Malaysia. Due to her keen interest in language technology in teaching and learning, and her wide experience in teaching the English language courses, she was appointed as the consultant for curriculum development for private universities and colleges in one of the states in Malaysia. As such, she provides assistance in developing activities to enhance the usage of English language by using the computer amongst the students in the university. She is also interested on special educational needs children where at present she is the consultant for one of the states in Malaysia. She involves voluntarily in giving advice to parents and teachers of the special needs.

Dr. Che Ibrahim Salleh

Dean, Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Associate Professor Dr Ibrahim Salleh is the Dean at the Faculty of Modern Language and Communication, Universiti Putra Malaysia

Dr. Zaitul Azma Zainon Hamzah

Lecturer, Department of Malay Language, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Zaitul Azma Zainon Hamzah is a lecturer in the Malay Language Department, Faculty of Modern languages and Communication, University Putra Malaysia (UPM). She holds a Certificate of Education in Teaching Young Children, Bacelor of Education in Teaching Malay Language , Master Degree in Malay Studies (Semantic and Pragmatic) and her Doctoral Degree in Semantic and Pragmatic. Her area of interests are Semantic and Pragmatic, Sosiopragmatic, Semantic Cognitive, Teaching Malay Language, Translation and Qualitatif Research in the Malay Studies . Currently supervising Masters and Ph.D students in mastering the qualitative research in Malay Linguistic and the Teaching and Learning of Malay Language.

Norlida Alias

Senior Lecturer, Universiti Tenaga Nasional Malaysia, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia

Dr. Norlida Alias is a senior lecturer at Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia.

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