Sunday, 15 April 2012

Roy Kazu's Blog Objective

This blog was created by Roy Kazu in order to give guidance for everyone about the importance of E-learning during this new era and globalization. This blog also provided much information about e-learning derives from virtual vs electronic learning, browsing strategies, online communication, information sharing and cyberlanguage which all included in Digital and Mobile Communication syllabus. Besides that, Roy kazu also offer some scenarios below every chapter in order to help readers comprehend about the chapter provided.

Chapter 13: Cyberlanguage: Features And Implication

What it is and what is does?

Cyber language is a new language which applied in the internet communication system. It is not yet recorded in the traditional dictionaries as it is mainly used as well as created by the people on the internet. It is an abbreviation language. The language is often used as the cyber play including variations on abbreviations, emoticons, and smiley. Just take example of the abbreviations, 4GM is considered as forgive me and HCIT means how cool is that. Nowadays, these types of language are largely utilized by the internet user worldwide. Other than that, before the IT is introduced, the term like mouse is identified as animal but in this IT world, the name of a mouse is also apply with the mouse of a computer device or a pointer. On the other hand, people used emoticon to describe their feeling. The term of emoticon came from “emotion and Icon”. However, the use of cyber language may harm the mind of the student. The abbreviation language is relatively can effect on their communication and writing for a long time. 

Other reference:
 The American Heritage Dictionary lists the closed compound website, with the following rationale: "The development of website as a single uncapitalized word mirrors the development of other technological expressions which have tended to evolve into unhyphenated forms as they become more familiar. Thus email has recently been gaining ground over the forms E-mail and e-mail. . . . [and] there has been an increasing preference for closed forms like homepage, online, and printout

Below are examples of Cyberlanguages:


Students nowadays often use the abbreviation form of words in their writing. It simply means that their mind has been poisoned by the cyberlanguage.
In our opinion, what can be done in order to prevent the situation from happen in the future?

Chapter 11: Information Sharing

Social Networking

Social networking is a place where individuals getting socialize with other people into specific groups using the social sites. According to, “A social networking service is an online service, platform, or site that focuses on building and reflecting of social networks or social relations among people, who, for example, share interests and/or activities and people with similar or somewhat similar interests, backgrounds and/or activities make their own communities”. Facebook, Myspace, Twitter and Friendster are examples of social sites. However, there are some benefits and drawbacks of social networking towards individuals or people.
The social networking may help people to connect with other people which are separated by distance. For instance, parents which living in Malaysia can still connect with their children who were studying at foreign country. Other than that, social networking is also useful for the people who work on a business and really need to find for consumers or on the other word, to expand their market opportunity in the easiest way. Some people that are new to business may advertise their products and services on the social sites in order to grasp attention from the public.

Exampe of Social Networking Sites

However, social networking may also result in time wasting which is a drawback for the user. For example, students could not finish their assignment because of the addiction of Facebook. The time which is consumed for them to finish their assignment is easily wasted by commenting on post and chatting with their friends. On the other hand, people also can be easily be a victim for predators which are eager to steal someone information from the social sites. Therefore, the social sites users must be conscious towards these kind of people and must limit the personal information on the social sites.  

Facebook is one of the important material for the students nowadays to get socialize with other people around the world. It has been a must for them and become similar to drug addiction because without Facebook, their life can be miserable. What would happen if parents prohibit their children from using FB? Will it be a positive or negative effect for the children?

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Thursday, 12 April 2012

Chapter 7: Online Communication

Synchronous and Asynchronous Communication

Synchronous and Asynchronous communication is a separate term which are both different. Synchronous communication is direct communication between learner and student. For example is during the class period. When both of them is separated by distance, the process of training can still work on by using video conferencing, audio conferencing, text conferencing and visual image. If the trainer want to recognize the progress the learner, online testing will be the method for analysis.

Asynchronous communication is indirect communication whereas the trainers and learners are separated by distance and time. The training materials and lessons are implemented by using printed documents, training manuals, announcement and online guidance. Particularly, the communication is still maintained with the existence of thread discussion, email, chat rooms and group collaboration. Usually, the progress tracking is accomplished by online testing and the record on the task submitted.



The absent student will come and see the lecturer to ask for the task given for him. However, if the lecturer is not in his room, the student can still text him by mobile phone.

Someone that want to get the guidance from specific people can send an email. The email then will be replied whether straight forward or need to wait in several time.

In your opinion, which is better communication. Synchronous or asynchronous?

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Chapter 5: Browsing Stategies

Search Engines

Search engines is used in a way to find for any information via the Internet. Basically, people will open the website of this search engine to find for other unknown website. However, it does need only a keyword or phrase but not a long statement in order to make the process of searching to be easier. For instance, Yahoo, Google, and AVG search are the example of web search engines. The advantage of search engines is people do not need to use the money to use this web and it will save their time rather than reading a book to find information.
Example of web search engines

I work on a project to complete the task for the subject of ITE. I want to find more and details information about search engines. So, i turn to the web and type on the on the address bar. After the web appeared. I type a key word of "What is search engines?". Then, the informations of the search engines come out at the screen. I just click on the information that is suitable for my work. Finally, that is how i got information for the search engines.

How could we search information from the internet without web search engine?

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Chapter 2: Virtual vs Electronic Learning

Example of Electronic Campus
Electronic Campus 

An electronic campus can be defined as the campus that used the learning method with the new technology of the electronic learning. It is quite similar with the regular campus but it different in the concept of learning condition. An advantage of Electronic Campus is it gives students the freedom to choose courses they want to take and the colleges or universities at which they would like to take them. Students of e campus just need to login the system and click on the mouse to search for the work via the internet. It does not necessarily need the student to enjoy for the class duty but it is based on the student to work on their self.

One of the example of University which applied e campus                       

Just take example from the University Of Richmond. The university builds the system which is similar to e commerce. They created their own payment system. From the system, the students of this university are only need to logon to their system in order to pay for the fees for their semester fee, donation, bookstore, student’s cards and others. The result will directly be stored in the student information so that the campus will realize if the students are paying the fees on not.  

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Monday, 19 March 2012

Virtual Vs Electronic Learning

What is virtual learning and electronic learning? A virtual learning environment (VLE) is a software system design and also an education system based on the Web that models conventional real-world education by integrating a set of equivalent virtual concepts for tests, homework, classes, classrooms and other external academic resources. It is a two ways communication and even more effective and satisfying than the traditional learning situation.
Distance Learning

An electronic learning comprises all forms of electronically supported learning and teaching. The information and communication systems, whether networked learning or not, serve as specific media to implement the learning process. The Content is delivered via the Internet, intranet/extranet, audio or video tape, satellite TV, and CD-ROM.