Thursday, April 9, 2009
AGE : 21
GROUP : 4
LECTURER : DR ZAINI AMIR
1.Do you enjoy blogging?
YES or No? Explain.
Yes. I enjoy blogging. It is because I can express what kind of my though, ideas, and anything that I want to share to the public. Other than that, I also can learn something that I never learn before. So, it can be a valuable thing for me. Other than that, I also learn on how to add gadget in my blog to make my blog more interesting.
2. Based on your experience what is the benefit of blogging?
In my experience, I think that blogging can be a very useful medium in order to improve writing and reading skill. It is because when i tend to post whatever in blog of course I must read about article or books that are related to the topic. Other than that, when I want to make new posting, I must write it correctly. It means that, there is no grammatical error.
3. Do you need more assistance to set up your blog?
Yes or No?
Explain in what aspect.
Yes. I need more assistance to set up m blog in order to make my blog is more interesting. So, it can be people are interested to view my blog. I need a few days to learn on how to add gadgets that can make my blog alive. For the first time, I found out is difficult to me. However, when I always try, at last I can do it. Yepi3….
4. Do you have any memorable/favorite topic in your blog?
Yes or No?
If YES Please list which topic.
I have a favorite topic in this blog. The topic is “How to build Trust bin Relationship”. Actually it is the first posting in this blog. It is because I like to make friends with others. So, when I did the posting I put the picture with my bestfriends. Friends!!!!! I love u all so much.
5. List 5 advantages of blogging for you.
1st : can enhance my writing skill
2nd : can express any though, ideas and everything in blog.
3rd : as a medium that I can voice out anything without think about other feelings.
4th : make me learn more especially in grammar and vocabulary.
5th : to build confidence in English
6. List 5 disadvantages of blogging.
1st : can’t write in blog when can not access to internet.
2nd : can waste time if overused the blog
3rd : some people use blog to humiliate others.
4th : can create crime cyber between blogger
5th : some people use blog to show dissatisfied to government and indirectly break the rules.
7. Will you continue blogging after the course?
Yes or No?
If Yes or No please explain why:
Yes if I have time to spend with this kind of things. But actually, I really enjoy blogging for this course.
8.Do you think that blogging improve your writing? Yes or no?
9. Do you think that we should continue with blogging activity for the next batch of students? Yes or no?
10. Will you recommend your friend to blog? Yes or no?
Yes. Of course.
11. Can you teach a friend to set up his or her blog? Yes or no.
Yes. Never mind.
(DATA -DRIVEN LANGUAGE LEARING)
By : Betsy Kerr
Concordancing is a type of computerized text analysis, long used by corpus linguists and literary, scholar employing a corpus and a concordancer. Concordancing allows us to discover the pattern of language that is used in the essay, to compare the pattern in different types of discourse. For example journalist, spoken vs written, literary, administrative text and etc. Concordancing is very useful for teacher for grammar references. Other than that, concordancing also useful to students to help them in their task or exercises.
TOTAL RECALL : A BILINGUAL CONCORDANCE FOR COMPUTER ASSISTED TRANSLATION LANGUAGE LEARNING
This paper describes a Web-based English-Chinese concordance system, Total-Recall, developed to promote translation reuse and encourage authentic and idiomatic use in second language writing. They exploited and structured existing high-quality translation from the bilingual Sinorama Magazine to build the concordances of authentic text and translation. Novel approaches were taken to provide high-precision bilingual alignment on the sentence, phrases and word levels. A browser-based user interface (IU) is also develop for ease to access over the Internet. Users can search from word, phrases or expression I English and Chinese. The web-based users interface facilitates the recording of the user actions to provide data for further research
Benefit of concordance to language learning and teaching.
In my opinion, I think that concordance is really a good way in order to check how many words that were used in essay or article. It is because the results show us how many words are used. So, it can make people who want to learn about vocabulary. Concordance is really useful. For language teaching, it is very useful to use concordance to check student’s work.
It is the databases that contains article and long essay and it can view in internet.
There are a lots of databases that is provided by Perpustakaan Tun Sri Lanang (PTSL) which are:
• LISA Net
• Emerald Fulltext
• ACM Digital Library
• Computer Database
• UNITAR e-Journal
• Oxford Journal
SUMMARY ARTICLE 1
Title : Teaching and Learning Logic in a Virtual Learning Environment.
The process of teaching and learning in a virtual learning environment (VLE) is so troublesome by creating lots of problems. Yet, the challenges and opportunities to reorganize the whole learning process, especially in abstract and logical subjects. In spite of that, resources and ways to work is available in VLEs recently and perhaps will extend to every environments soon. This article also present experience at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC), a particular VLE, concerning the whole process of logical teaching and numerals. Other than that, discussion on some challenges and presentation on some innovation projects allowed by the present and near future technologies will be made as well.
SUMMARY ARTICLE 2
Title : Measuring the quality of e-learning
This article shows how concept can be map to measure the quality of e-learning. Six volunteers from 3rd-year medical students have taken part in a program of e-designed to instruct the values of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Measurement on their MRI understanding is made before and after the course by the use of concept mapping. As a consequence, the misconceptions of students were situated right in the course of their learning. Yet, there are still many of the key concepts introduced in the teaching were ignored by the students. This resulted in was because the teaching material locked these new ideas in structures and terminologies that not allowed meaning-making by the non-experts. The data suggests that students’ former knowledge is a key determinant of meaningful learning and this must be acknowledged if the design and use of electronic teaching material is also to be meaningful. Eventually, measurement on student learning is the only real indicator of the quality of teaching through technology
Monday, March 23, 2009
all of the search engines is used to search information that we need in our studies.We ca n browse any information that we need in the search engines that i listed above which are mamma.com, google scholar, eric digest and yahoo.com.These search engines is very useful especially for students. it is very easy to use these search engines. just enter the key word and then we can access the information that we want. It is easy...right???
mamma.com is the biggest search engine that i found among 4 search engines that i listed above. mamma.com also is the search engine that make everybody want to search the information in French. So, it can make people easy to search information that they need in French.other than that, this search engine is the best search engine that i believe even i'm new in this search engine. It is because i'm not familiar with this search engine before this.
Google scholar is the search engine that also useful to search information but it is not wide as mamma.com. It is the search engine that more to academic information and also for scholar. Is the search engine that provide the information that might useful for students especially.
This search engine is more to educational. So,this search engine is very useful for advance learner. When we search for the information, we can find that the information in article and journal form. Other than that, the best part of this search engine is when we browse for the information, we can also given the author and references.
This is the famous search engine. It is well-known. It is the simple search engine that make everyone get the information that they need easily. This search engine also also shows the latest news and also advertisements. so, this search engine is very simple and i believe that all of us prefer to use this search engine.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Other than that, when I start blogging I also can improve in grammar but also in vocabulary. Why? It is because when I want to post something in my blog I must search for internet to find information and read a lot of things. So through this process, I can realize that I discover a few words that I never know before. So, here I can say that through blogging I can make myself getting better and better in writing skill.
Academically, when I want to post anything in my blog I realize that I always and always make sure that what I do is correct. So in conclusion I can say that blogging can enhance my writing skill.:)
bLogs tHat I am eNJoy rEadiNg...
ok, here i want to share to all of us the most glog that i enjoy reading. the first one is che det blog's. This is Tun Dr Mahathir's blog.I really enjoy reading this blog because i can gain a lot of information. As we all know, Tun Dr Mahathir is our 4th Prime Minister. One of the main reason why i really enjoy this blog because i'm really admire him very much. in my opinion, he is a greatest man in the world.
other than that, from this blog i also can get latest issue that comment by him. for example, the latest issue in his blog is about PPSMI.
So, if you want to know more about this blog just go this URL..
hOw bLoGGiNg EnHanCe My wRittiNg sKiLL
the second blog that i enjoy reading is Amanda Beth's blog. This blog can guide me on how to make myself more elegant, beautiful and this blog also encourage me to become modesty in many ways. So, i think that this blog is very interesting not only for me but also every women all over the world.
Other than that,this blog also help me to become stylish on how to present myself. This blog also give tips on "fashion World".What i mean here is about how to use accessories, how to choose cloth that is suitable and how to look natural beauty without make up. SMILE... It can make us always beautiful..:)
So, let us go trough this blog...
Thursday, March 5, 2009
I read this article because I want to get more information about how to build trust in relationship. It is because I think that friendship is very important in our life especially as a friend. I love to make friend with someone. Why? It is because when we make friend, it can make our life better than if we don’t have friend. For me, I can’t live without a friend. I love my friend so much. This article was listed 6 step to build trust in relationship which are trust in ourselves, don’t break up a promise without a relevant reason, keep confidences, respect each other, always be cool in whatever situation and be honest with other people. So, I think that this article is suitable to whoever who want to make sure his/her relationship is a ‘wonderful’ relationship.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
How to Build Trust in a Relationship
Be trustworthy yourself. People are attracted to persons who tend to walk the talk. Make sure your actions and your professed standards are in harmony. When people notice that you actually do what you say is ethical and moral, they are more likely to put stock in what you have to say.
Follow through when you make a promise. This can apply to anything from showing up for lunch to helping out in a crisis. Never promise anything that you know you can’t deliver. People will trust someone who will not commit much more than someone who makes commitments and consistently breaks them.
Keep confidences. When someone chooses to share personal details about a problem he or she is dealing with, keep your ears open and your mouth shut. Do not discuss what you have been told with anyone else without permission. Exceptions would be situations where life-threatening consequences or the commission of illegal acts could result.
Demonstrate respect and awareness for the personal space of others. If you know Saturday mornings are family time for your best friend, make it a point to not call or visit until the afternoon. Respecting boundaries can go a long way in establishing and building trust between two people.
Keep a cool head when an acquaintance is having a meltdown of some sort. Allow the individual time to vent. Once the first round of extreme emotion has passed, then is the time to attempt to reason with and help the acquaintance find an acceptable solution to whatever problem caused the outburst.
Always be honest with other people. If your opinion is asked and you don’t agree with an idea or course of action, then say so. This can be accomplished by pointing out reasons why a different solution would be a better fit, rather than attacking the course of action promoted by your acquaintance. By doing so, you offer further food for thought and do not imply that your acquaintance is lacking in reasoning capability or some other attribute.