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PENYERAHAN DAN PENILAIAN TUGASAN ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION AND ASSESSMENT _______________________________________________________________________ _ KOD KURSUS /COURSE CODE : OUMH1103 TAJUK

KURSUS /COURSE TITLE : LEARNING SKILLS FOR OPEN DISTANCE LEARNERS SEMESTER /SEMESTER : MEI/MAY 2011 _______________________________________________________________________ _
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 templet 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 2000 hingga 2500 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 2000 and 2500 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 28 Jun 2011 hingga 10 Julai 2011. Serahan selepas 10 Julai 2011 TIDAK akan diterima. / Your assignment must be submitted between 28 June 2011 and 10 July 2011. Submission after 10 July 2011 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

REQUIREMENT OF TASK Produce a 2000-2500. and demonstrate logical arguments/discussions with supporting facts and evidences. You should not copy another person’s assignment. 1.word academic report based on the given scenario. write an essay type assignment using Microsoft Word. Before writing the essay. Write the academic report. acknowledge other authors’ work. . Discuss why these skills are essential for an online learner. ASSIGNMENT QUESTION: TASK OBJECTIVES OF TASK : (30 marks) The objective of this task is to assess your ability to: • • • • search for information. 2. Provide suggestions on how online learners can learn these skills or improve themselves in the skills that you have identified. students must carry out research on Internet or OUM’s Digital Library (DL). Being an online learner requires different sets of skills from those required of traditional learners. Find at least FIVE relevant journal articles/ materials from the DL/ the Internet/ newspapers. 3. Read the journals. You should also not plagiarise another person’s work as your own. Describe THREE main skills that are essential to an online learner. on the topic given.assignment should be prepared individually.

read Topics 7. State at least two challenges that are faced by online learners that are not faced by traditional learners. (c) Select only scholarly articles that are relevant to the assignment topic. To know more on how to write a good essay type of assignment. 3.e. To answer this task. (a) Information on essential skills for online learners can be found in myLibrary and search engines (i.GUIDELINES FOR ANSWERING TASK 1. you need to search for information. 2. Google. . (c) Introduction (i) Write the background of the problem here. (b) Table of content List of headings and sub-headings with page numbers. Yahoo). 8 and 9 of your OUMH1103 module to learn about Information Retrieval Skills. (a) Assignment Format: Title page As shown in Appendix 1. (b) To get more information on the topic. The resources of information obtained and used in your writing must be listed in the Reference section. read Topic 5 of the module.

with proper quotations or paraphrasing of outside sources. Acknowledge these sources accordingly (with proper in-text citation and referencing style). (g) Use suitable facts from the journals/ internet articles/ newspapers to support your writing. (In this section. (This is to be based on findings from secondary research). the preview of the main discussion in your report (reasons why the identified skills are essential and ways to learn/ improve in the skills) and the data source for your report (for example. .(ii) Provide the scope of your report—state what the reader can expect to find in the report. In your conclusion. (e) Conclusion Based on your findings. (f) Recommendation The recommendation section should comprise the following: Three practical ways that can be employed by online learners to learn the skills OR to improve in the skills identified. (This is to be based on findings from secondary research). provide your audience with the topic (essential skills for online learners). state your conclusion. state the following: Evaluation based on findings made (Restate the importance of the skills and identify the problems that online learners would face if they have not acquired the skills that you have identified). the main findings of the report are based on a secondary research) (d) Findings The findings section should comprise the following: Three essential skills that are important to online learners and reasons why these skills are important.

. websites. (i) Language 6 marks will be awarded for language. journals. newspaper articles. Marks will be deducted for serious language and grammar problems. Marks will be deducted if the references are wrongly written. e-journals. Deduction of marks will be based on the severity of the problem. Deduction of marks will be based on the severity of the problem. Deduction of marks will be based on the severity of the problem. (h) References (i) (ii) List at least FIVE references (books. e-books. etc) These references must be written using the APA citation style (Topic 5 of OUMH 1103). Reminder: Marks will be severely affected or student may be awarded with a ‘0’ if work is not original.Marks will be deducted if the in-text citation is wrongly written.

marks would be deducted as follows: Tugasan dengan pertindihan kandungan antara 10 .30 % : potongan 20% daripada jumlah markah yang diperolehi._______________________________________________________________________ PENILAIAN / EVALUATION Tugasan ini akan menyumbangkan 30 % daripada jumlah markah kursus berkenaan dan akan dinilai berdasarkan kepada Rubrik. PLAGIARISME DEDUCTION : POTONGAN MARKAH / PLAGIARISM : MARKS Amaran : Tugasan yang diserahkan secara automatik akan disemak untuk menentukan kadar pertindihan. If plagiarism is detected. markah akan dipotong seperti berikut: / Warning : The submitted assignment will automatically undergo a similarity check. Jika plagiarisme dikesan. / This assignment accounts for 30 % of the total marks for the course and shall be assessed based on the Rubrics.  Tugasan dengan pertindihan kandungan lebih daripada 30 % : Markah sifar akan diberikan. Anda akan diberikan maklum balas tentang tugasan ini sebelum Peperiksaan Akhir Semester bermula / You would be given feedback of the assignment before the Final Semester Examination commences.  Assignments with 10 .  Assignments with more than 30% overlap with others : Zero mark would be given  MUKA SURAT TAMAT / END OF PAGE .30 % overlap with others : 20% deduction from the total marks scored.

5 Three essential skills that online learners need faced by working adult learners in higher education. Adequate information provided. Language difficult to understand. Bad grammar.5 2 . ABOVE AVERAGE 3 Precise and concise. Contains all pertinent information. Shaky finding & dubious logic Untenable & unrealistic suggestion. Three possible ways to learn the skills/ improve in the skills identified. Accuracy questionable & occasionally faulty logic Occasionally questionable suggestions Occasionally problematic format used. Language difficult to understand. Occasional fault in the language and grammar.ATTACHMENT NO. Excellent language & grammar Accurate and logical findings Accurate and realistic suggestions References properly done. Minimal pertinent information. Preview of main ideas MARKS (MAX. No consistent format used. Contains all pertinent information. Properly written intext citations 6 3 Conclusion 1 4 4 Recommendations 1. Occasional fault in the language and grammar. EXCELLENT 4 Background information. FAIR 2 Adequate information provided. Excellent language & grammar Precise and concise. Evaluation based on findings.) 4 1 2 Findings 1. 1 ASSESSMENT CRITERIA Introduction INDEX WEIGHT LOW 1 Minimal pertinent information. Bad grammar.5 6 5 In-text Citation/ References 0.

Bad grammar and structure. structure and vocabulary. Total 1. At least five correctly-written references Writing is free from grammar/ structural/ vocabulary mistakes 2 6 30 . structure and vocabulary.6 7 Bibliography Language 0. Format faulty at points Occasionally problematic grammar.5 Not following format. and inappropriate vocabulary.5 References properly formatted Appropriate grammar.