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ARAHAN KEPADA PELAJAR / INSTRUCTIONS TO STUDENTS 1. Tugasan ini mengandungi SATU (1) soalan sahaja yang disediakan dalam bahasa modul bercetak kursus ini. / This assignment contains only ONE (1) question that is set in the language of the printed module for the course. 2. Jawab dalam Bahasa Melayu atau Bahasa Inggeris. / Answer in Malay or English. 3. Muat turunkan templat tugasan versi bahasa yang berkenaan daripada MyVLE untuk penyediaan dan penyerahan tugasan anda. Tugasan anda hendaklah ditaip dengan menggunakan saiz fon 12 Times New Roman dan langkau baris 1.5. / Download the language version of the assignment template concerned from the MyVLE for preparation and submission of your assignment. Your assignment should be typed using 12 point Times New Roman font and 1.5 line spacing. 4. Tugasan anda hendaklah antara 2500 hingga 3000 patah perkataan tidak termasuk rujukan. Bilangan perkataan hendaklah ditunjukkan di hujung tugasan anda. Jangan menyalin soalan dan arahan tugasan dalam jawapan anda. / Your assignment should be between 2500 to 3000 words excluding references. The number of words should be shown at the end of your assignment. Do not copy the assignment question and instructions to your answer. 5. Anda dikehendaki menghantar tugasan SECARA ON-LINE melalui MyVLE. Sila rujuk kepada portal untuk arahan mengenai prosedur menghantar tugasan anda secara on-line. Anda dinasihatkan menyimpan senaskah tugasan yang diserahkan untuk rujukan sendiri. / You must submit your assignment ON-LINE via the MyVLE. Refer to the portal for instructions on the procedures to submit your assignment on-line. You are advised to keep a copy of your submitted assignment for personal reference. 6. Anda hanya boleh menghantar tugasan SEKALI sahaja dalam SATU fail. / You can submit your assignment ONCE only in a SINGLE file.
7. Tugasan anda hendaklah diserahkan antara 16hb November hingga 19hb November (ONLINE) Serahan selepas 19hb November TIDAK akan diterima. / Your assignment must be submitted between 16th November until 19th November 2013. Submission after 19th November 2013 will NOT be accepted.
8. Tugasan hendaklah disiapkan secara individu. Anda dilarang meniru tugasan orang lain. Anda juga dilarang sama sekali memplagiat kerja orang lain sebagai kerja sendiri . / Your assignment should be prepared individually. You should not copy another person’s assignment. You should also not plagiarise another person’s work as your own.
You are required to find information on "What are the attributes that will help you to be a successful learner in an online learning environment?” 2.SOALAN TUGASAN /ASSIGNMENT QUESTION OBJECTIVES The objective of this task is to assess your ability to: search for information summarise or paraphrase information acknowledge other authors’ work write an academic report reference external sources used in writing REQUIREMENTS 1. H. & Choi. journal and newspaper articles. Below are examples of sources that you can use for your report: Title of Journal Article Writers Source Date of publication The influences of Distance Learning on Adult Learners Henry O’ Lawrence Proquest Educational Journals (OUM Online Collection) 2006 Title of Journal Article Writers Source Date of publication Factors Influencing Adult Learners' Decision to Drop Out or Persist in Online Learning. For this assignment. J. J.. Proquest Educational Journals (OUM Online Collection) 2009 2 .-H. Educational Technology & Society Park. you are only allowed to find information from reliable sources— credible websites.
Find a few more articles and books and make notes from these sources.org/vol7/iss3/general/article1. an academic report is divided accordingly using appropriate headings and subheadings. 5.cfm Nada Dabbagh 2007 Title of Journal Article Source Writers Improving online learning: Student perceptions of useful and challenging characteristics http://esinglet. prepare an academic report of approximately 25003000 words on the following: a) An overview of online learning environment. what is online learning and its importance on education. Janette R.Title of Journal Article Source Writers Date of publication The Online Learner: Characteristics and Pedagogical Implications http://www. Based on the notes made.pdf Liyan Song. for example. c) Practical suggestions of the strategies that can be adopted by the learners to be successful in an online learning environment. Singleton. Hill. Ernise S.uga.citejournal. 3 . Your academic report should have the following sections: Preliminaries Table of Content (containing the main content and page number) Main Content Introduction o The introduction should contain background information. Do not limit yourselves to only the articles above. *An academic report resembles an academic essay. b) The attributes (characteristics of adult learners. other important matters) of the learner and how it can help them to be successful in online learning environment. However.edu/portfolio/singleton_ihe. 4.myweb. learning styles. Myung Hwa Koh 2004 Date of publication 3.
In other words.o The introduction must contain a statement of purpose/ or a thesis statement. Each atribute should be deliberated under a separate heading. Each suggestion should be deliberated under a separate heading. This statement would provide the reader the general idea of what would be discussed in the body of your report. A reference list should be prepared to acknowledge all external sources utilised in writing. o Reference List Write proper in-text citations when including external sources in writing. o Students are required to paraphrase or to summarise information from external sources and not only lifting word by word from any external sources. Appropriate deliberations and examples are necessary to make your points clear. if your state four suggestions. o o Suggestions o Provide at least FOUR practical suggestions of strategies that a learner can take to be successful in an online learning environment. The reference list should utilise the APA citation style (as shown in Topic 5 of OUMH1103). if your state four attributes. you should have four main headings in this part. o o 4 . you should have four main headings in the body of your report. It is essential that you substantiate your points with experts’ opinions and survey findings. Body of Academic Report o In the body of your report you should provide clear explanation on at least FOUR significant attributes of the learners and how these can help the learners to be successful in an online learning environment. In other words.
2. 3. c) Select only scholarly articles/ books/ websites that are relevant to the assignment topic. 8 and 9 of your OUMH1103 module to learn more about Information Retrieval Skills. To complete this assignment. The resources of information obtained and used in your writing must be listed in the Reference section. 8 and 9 of your OUMH1103 module to learn about Information Retrieval Skills.GUIDELINES FOR COMPLETING THE ASSIGNMENT 1. Read Topics 7.e. read Topic 5 of the module. and strategies to be successful in the online learning environment can be found on the internet through search engines (i. a) Information on the online learning and its importance in the education. Marks will be granted based on the rubrics as given below: 5 . read Topics 7. you need to search for information. Google. To know more on how to write a good essay type of assignment. Yahoo) and OUM digital library. attributes of the learners and how do these attributes help the learners to become successful in an online learning environment. b) To retrieve more information on the topic.
Body paragraphs contain adequately developed. Essay demonstrates some understanding of the issue. Essay demonstrates very little understanding of the issue.Assignment Guidelines (Content and Scoring) NO ASSESSMENT CRITERIA Introduction WEIGHT MISSING ITEM 0 No introduction. 10 Essay demonstrates indepth understanding of the issue. 3 Suggestions 2. GOOD 3 Introduction has adequate development and contains clear purpose of the assignment topic. Writing has a good flow and details fit together clearly due to effective use of cohesive devices. logical and relevant ideas. POOR 1 Introduction has inadequate development and does not contain a clear statement of purpose of the assignment topic. Writing is generally lack of flow and sentences / ideas/details do not fit together due to ineffective utilisation Most writing flows and details fit together clearly due to effective use of cohesive devices 6 6 . Essay clearly demonstrates indepth understanding of the issue. Suggestions given are generally inappropriate. Writing is partly in the correct flow but some parts the details do not fit together due to ineffective utilisation of cohesive All suggestions given are logical. Suggestions given are reasonably acceptable with some being inappropriate. MARKS (MAX) 4 1 1 2 Body paragraphs: Findings (Four reasons of plagiarism in higher education) 2. Body paragraphs are not adequately developed but contain some logical and relevant ideas. AVERAGE 2 Introduction has adequate development but statement of purpose of the assignment topic was not clear.5 No body paragraph. Body paragraphs contain welldeveloped. appropriate and workable. Body paragraphs are not well-developed and contain many illogical and irrelevant ideas.5 No flow from one paragraph to another.5 No suggestion. Most suggestions given are appropriate. 10 4 Coherence/Flow 1. EXCELLENT 4 Introduction is welldeveloped and contains clear purpose of the assignment topic. logical and relevant ideas.
constructed. Limited range of structures utilised and many are wrongly constructed. 4 TOTAL POINTS 10 TOTAL 40 7 . There is clear and logical connection between parts of writing. Writing is not cited and referenced OR inappropriate style of referencing/ citing external sources.5 No references. Unclear and illogical connections in most parts of writing. 6 6 Language 1 Not structured and full of mistakes. Writing is properly cited and referenced. Writing is free from flaws in grammatical errors. Essay has serious flaws in grammar that seriously affect reader’s understanding. 5 References 1. Unclear and illogical connections in some parts of writing. Clear and logical connection between parts of writing. References and citations contain a number of errors. Most writing is properly cited and referenced.of cohesive devices. Essay may have a few grammatical errors but these mistakes do not affect readers’ understanding. Most sentences are Sentences are varied varied and are and are skillfully skillfully constructed. Essay may have some grammatical errors that sometimes affect reader’s understanding. devices. Sentences are moderately varied but some are wrongly constructed.
Appendix 1: Title Page FACULTY OF < > OUMH1103 LEARNING SKILLS FOR OPEN AND DISTANCE LEARNERS ASSIGNMENT TITLE Name Matric number NRIC Telephone number E-mail address Tutor’s name: Learning Centre: January 2013 Semester 8 .
marks would be deducted as follows: Tugasan dengan pertindihan kandungan antara 10 . Tugasan dengan pertindihan kandungan antara 31 .50 % : potongan 40% daripada jumlah markah yang diperoleh.30 % overlap with others: 20% deduction from the total marks scored. MUKA SURAT TAMAT / END OF PAGE 9 .30 % : potongan 20% daripada jumlah markah yang diperoleh. Jika plagiarisme dikesan. Anda akan dimaklumkan tentang markah tugasan ini sebelum Peperiksaan Akhir Semester bermula / You would be informed of the assignment mark before the Final Semester Examination commences. / This assignment accounts for 40 % of the marks for the course mentioned and shall be assessed based on the Rubrics or Answer Scheme. Assignments with 31 .50 % overlap with others: 40% deduction from the total marks scored. Tugasan dengan pertindihan kandungan lebih daripada 50%: Markah sifar akan diberikan. Assignments with more than 50% overlap with others: Zero mark would be given. If plagiarism is detected.PENILAIAN / EVALUATION Tugasan ini akan menyumbangkan 40% markah kepada kursus tersebut dan akan dinilai berdasarkan kepada Rubrik atau Skema Jawapan. PLAGIARISME : POTONGAN MARKAH / PLAGIARISM : MARKS DEDUCTION Amaran : Tugasan yang diserahkan secara automatik akan disemak untuk persamaan. markah akan dipotong seperti berikut: / Warning: The submitted assignment will automatically undergo a similarity check. Assignments with 10 .