Friday, September 30, 2016

A Critical Review on the Course Selection for Web-Based Instruction (WBI) Integration

Web-based instruction (WBI) has been proposed by Mah and Khor (2015) as a supplementary instructional tool to tackle the writing problems faced by Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) students besides to fulfil the writing needs of UiTM learners and instructors due to the limitations found in the existing web-based writing systems. Hence, the objective of this study is to select an appropriate English course by conducting a critical review of literature based on the past studies involving UiTM English courses as well as the types of English courses offered by UiTM before embracing WBI as the course’s supplementary instructional tool. After scrutinising all the UiTM English courses offered in 2013, BEL422 Report Writing was identified as the most proper course to be integrated with WBI owing to its syllabus, course structure, and assessment components that focus on proposal and report writing as the main learning outcome. Through the integration of WBI for instructional purpose, students who have registered in this course can acquire their writing competency to communicate effectively in an academic form of written English.

Therefore, BEL422 Report Writing was opted to be integrated with WBI as the content development to facilitate the teaching process as well as enhance the learning outcomes. The future study will look into the adoption of Web-based Cognitive Writing Instruction (WeCWI) as the framework of WBI development for the enhancement of writing performance and critical thinking.

Citation (APA 6th ed.):
Mah, B. Y., Lim, T. H., Rosmaliza Mohamed, Rasaya Marimuthu, Liaw, S. C., & Rushita Ismail (2016). A critical review on the course selection for web-based instruction (WBI) integration. UPALS Language Colloquium 2016 Proceedings (pp. 40-44). Penang, Malaysia: Universiti Teknologi MARA Penang Branch.

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