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Sultan Idris University of Education is a public university in the town of Tanjung Malim, Perak in Malaysia. First established in 1922 as a teachers college, it is one of the oldest functioning institutions of higher learning in Malaysia. Wikipedia.

Singh C.K.S.,Sultan Idris University of Education
Advanced Science Letters | Year: 2015

The study investigated nine ESL teachers’ knowledge, skills and perceptions in alternative assessment in the Malaysian ESL classroom context. The teachers were observed five times during two hours of English lesson to record details related to the knowledge and skills they use for alternative assessment. The teachers observed were then interviewed via semi-structured interviews. Data collected through both techniques were transcribed and analyzed manually. Data obtained from observations and interviews were analyzed qualitatively following the thematic approach. The data obtained were taken holistically and organized under themes according to the research questions and issues raised. Results revealed that teachers’ knowledge and skills in utilizing the alternative assessment facilitated students in setting academic and personal goals (what actually the students want to learn). Teachers’ perception towards the alternative assessment revealed that students absorbed learning better in the classroom specifically as they were able to recognize and internalize what has been taught. The teachers displayed immense effort in trying to introduce and explain the benefits of using alternative assessment to their students. The results have clear implications for teaching and learning of second language learning. © 2015 American Scientific Publishers. Source

Bahruji H.,University of Cardiff | Bahruji H.,Sultan Idris University of Education | Bowker M.,University of Cardiff | Davies P.R.,University of Cardiff | Pedrono F.,University of Cardiff
Applied Catalysis B: Environmental | Year: 2011

Using sunlight to generate hydrogen from biomass is a promising and environmentally benign route to converting waste products into fuel but the practical application of the technology requires a photocatalyst and the development of suitable materials for this task has been hampered by an incomplete understanding of the photocatalytic mechanism. By exploring the effect of molecular structure on the rate of hydrogen evolution from a variety of alcohols over Pd/TiO2 catalysts, a few simple rules are derived that predict the relative rates of photocatalytic reforming and the dominant reaction products; the latter being confirmed by mass spectrometry. In general, for an alcohol CxHyOH, decarbonylation dominates with the formation of CO2 and a hydrocarbon Cx-1. For diols and triols, alkyl fragments generally scavenge hydrogen and desorb as alkanes but in cases where competition for hydrogen occurs between alkyl fragments, for example iso-propanol, some reaction of alkyl groups to CO2 and H2 is evident. Methylene groups are always oxidised. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. Source

Balakrishnan B.,Sultan Idris University of Education
Computer Applications in Engineering Education | Year: 2015

Computer supported collaborative learning (CSCL) via online is an emerging paradigm of educational technology where people can learn together with the help of computer and its related applications. CSCL has become an important and appealing mode of learning across disciplines including engineering. Teamwork is one of the most important elements in engineering profession and collaborative learning is a natural choice for engineering education since it cultivates team among students. This study aims to better understand the adoption of CSCL using Google Docs among engineering students and its relationship with students' attitude toward computer for learning, prior experience of using CSCL tool - Google Docs- and students' different learning styles. The outcomes of this investigation suggest that students' attitude toward computer for learning and prior experience have a significant relationship with the students' adoption of CSCL. At the same time, students' different learning styles did not have any impact on the adoption of CSCL in their learning process. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Source

Farah R.N.,Sultan Idris University of Education | Othman M.,University Putra Malaysia
Applied Mathematics and Information Sciences | Year: 2014

The design of the interconnection network is one of the main research issues in distributed computing with regard to some specific parameters. This paper works on Modified Chordal Rings Degree Six (CHRm6) topology. Two broadcasting schemes for CHRm6 are proposed. The first scheme is for even source nodes and the second scheme is for odd source nodes. The proposed broadcasting schemes give upper and lower bound of broadcasting in CHRm6 depends on total number of nodes. We prove the lower bound on the broadcast time is d+2 where d is the diameter of the CHRm6. © 2014 NSP Natural Sciences Publishing Cor. Source

Gan P.-T.,Sultan Idris University of Education
Computational Economics | Year: 2014

A noteworthy characteristic of empirical studies on the economic uncertainty index is that very few published papers depend on normative analysis. Therefore, normative analysis cannot be used to refute the precision of the economic uncertainty index; the lack of precision is simply the outcome of a misspecification of a commonly used model and a complex data collection process. To overcome this shortcoming, this paper uses the optimal form of the economic uncertainty index and determines its empirical validity based on a sample of 7 countries, including 3 developed and 4 developing countries. Using a grid search optimization procedure, the findings provide some policy implications; the optimal economic uncertainty index can characterize the uncertainty level of macroeconomic conditions and serve as a guiding policy tool for improving uncertainty levels in macroeconomic conditions. The estimated response function of the optimal economic uncertainty index suggests that the exchange rate, inflation, interest rate and output are useful indicators for central banks' decision-making and that the optimal index supports the prediction of economic uncertainty. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media New York. Source

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