M. Sc (Cognitive Science)

Concentration: Learning sciences (Integration of technology in teaching and learning & instructional design)

B. Sc (Hons) Teaching English as a Second Language

Concentration: Computer-assisted language learning

Education


  • Gold Medal at Seoul International Invention Fair 2013, South Korea (LexiMinds 2.0)
  • Gold Medal at UNIMAS R&D Expo 2013 (LexiMinds 2.0 Project )
  • Gold Medal at UNIMAS R&D Expo 2012 (LexiMinds Project)
  • Gold Medal at UNIMAS R&D Expo 2011 (EmotiveVR Project)
  • Bronze Medal at Malaysia Technology Expo 2014, PWTC, Kuala Lumpur. (LexiMinds 2.0)
  • Bronze Medal at PECIPTA 2013, PWTC, Kuala Lumpur. (LexiMinds 2.0)
  • Bronze Medal at UNIMAS R&D Expo 2012 (ViSTREET Project)
  • Bronze Medal at Malaysia Technology Expo 2012, PWTC, Kuala Lumpur. (ViSTEET Project)
  • Bronze Medal at Seoul International Invention Fair 2011, South Korea. (EmotiveVR Project )
  • Recipient for Merit Scholarship Award 2010 by Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education.
  • Winner of Outstanding Online Course Award (Academic Award) 2013 by Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.

Awards


  • Web and graphic design
  • Advanced Photoshop skills
  • PHP/ASP/AJAX programming
  • Statistical Software
  • Learning Management System
  • Courseware design
  • Visual Basic and C++
  • VRML and Javascripts

Skills


Specialisation and research interests:

  • Instructional design and development
  • Computer-assisted language learning
  • Virtual reality-based learning environments
  • TESL Methodology
  • Educational technology
  • Learning system design
  • Web-based application design and development

Research


 

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Download Useful Materials and Presentation Slides from my Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/keemanxp/

Here are some downloadable freebies.

1. Consent Letter (Sample) – Consent from the participants is needed when you are collecting data from them. This is considered as an ethical consideration so that the data provided by the participants will only be used for research purposes. Download here

2. ASPIRE Model for Academic Writing – This is a model which I formulated to assist students to write better academic essays. I have produced a quick guide for this. Download here

3. APA Referencing Style – American Psychological Association referencing style is one of the most popular referencing styles used in academic writing.  Download APA Guide in EnglishDownload Malay Version (Panduan Asas APA)

4. In-Text Citations Reporting Verbs – Some useful reporting verbs when using in-text citations besides using “According to…” Download Here

 

Freebies

Graphic Design

  1. Graphic designer for Centre for Technology Transfer and Consultancy, UNIMAS (for brochures and billboard posters)
  2. Designed brochures and posters for Centre for Language Studies, UNIMAS

Web Design

  1. Founder of Web Design house known as NeoXpertia (www.neoxpertia.com)
  2. Designed and developed websites for schools such as SK St Mary Kuching, universities (Centre for Language Studies), and also companies.

Mobile App

  1. LexiMinds – (Lexicons Mining and Dissemination Systems) A mobile vocabulary learning app (for Android OS and web app).
  2. LexiEye – Lexical Reading Tool for the Visually Impaired (Coming soon)

Courseware

  1. Designed and developed courseware for the teaching of road safety education to young teenagers known as ViSTREET.
  2. Designed and developed courseware for the teaching of English for KBSM
  3. Designed and developed courseware for the teaching of Biology (Form 4 and Form 5) for KBSM
  4. Designed and developed courseware for the teaching of Academic Writing known as Write Right Safari!

Blogs I Own

  1. http://keemanxp.com (life and tech blog)
  2. http://teslmalaysia.com (English language teaching blog)
  3. http://edutech.my (Educational technology blog)

Multimedia Presentation

  1. Designed the carnival launching montage for the 1st CLS Language Carnival and Graduate Colloquium.
  2. Designed the multimedia presentation (montage video) for the opening ceremony of the 35th Annual Health Conference (‘Reaching the Unreachable’), February 2007, organised by Sarawak Health Department.

Projects

My selected list of research papers and publications. Feel free to email me if you want the full paper or accessed my profile on Academia.edu.

Peer-reviewed Journals

Chuah, K. M. (2014). Luring the lurkers: Increasing participations in the online discussions of a blended learning course. International Journal on E-learning Practices, 1(1), 49-58. [Available Here] and also [Available Here]

Chuah, K. M. (2013). Aplikasi media sosial dalam pembelajaran Bahasa Inggeris: Persepsi pelajar universiti. Issues in Language Studies, 2(1), 56-63. [Available Here]

Kho, M. G. W., Wong, T. W., Chuah, K. M. (2013). Writing Difficulties Faced by Politeknik Kuching Sarawak Commerce Diploma Students in Doing their Assignments. Asian Journal of English Language and Pedagogy, 6. [Available Here]

Chuah, K. M., Chen, C. J., & Teh, C. S. (2011). Designing desktop virtual reality-based learning environment with emotional consideration. Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning, 6(1), 25-42. [Available Here]

Chuah, K. M., Chen, C. J., & Teh, C. S. (2008). Incorporating Kansei Engineering in instructional design: Designing virtual reality based learning environments from a novel perspective. Themes in Science and Technology Education, 1(1), 37-48 [Available Here]

Souba Rethinasamy, & Chuah, K. M. (2011). The Malaysian University English Test (MUET) and its use for placement purposes: A predictive validity study. Electronic Journal of Foreign Language Teaching, 8(2), 234–245. [Available Here]

Souba Rethinasamy, Chuah, K. M., & Mohd. Hafizan Hashim. (2012). ESL students learning content subject in English: What do the Malaysian first cohort students say? The International Journal of Learning, 18(7), 353-366.

Book Chapters

Chen, C. J., Chuah, K. M., & Teh, C. S. (2010). Bridging the emotional divide in instructional design: A Kansei perspective. In  M. Iskander, V. Kapila, M. A. Karim (Eds.),  Technological Developments in Education and Automation (pp. 173-177). Netherlands: Springer. [Available Here]

Chuah, K. M., Chen, C. J., & Teh, C. S. (2009). ViSTREET: An educational virtual environment for the teaching of road safety skills to school children. In H. B. Zaman, P. Robinson, M. Petrou, P. Oliver, H. Schröder, & T. K. Shih (Eds.), Visual Informatics: Bridging Research and Practice (pp. 392-493). Berlin: Springer. [Available Here]

Peer-reviewed Conferences

Ling, S. W., Imran Hazimin Othman, & Chuah, K. M. (2013, Dec 2-4). Learning programming using objects-first approach through folktales. Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Interactive Digital Media (ICIDM 2013), Kuching Malaysia.

Chen, C. J., Lau, S. Y., Chuah, K. M., & Teh, C. S. (2013, Aug 27-30) Group usability testing of virtual reality-based learning environments: A modified approach. Proceedings of 9th International Conference on Cognitive Science, Kuching, Malaysia. [Available Here]

Marzuki, E., Ting, S. H., Jerome, C., Chuah, K. M., & Misieng, J. (2013, Aug 27-30). Congruence between language proficiency and communicative abilities. Proceedings of 9th International Conference on Cognitive Science, Kuching, Malaysia. [Available Here]

Chuah, K. M., & Ch’ng, L. C. (2013, May). Tweeting the words away: Rethinking the use of Twitter in vocabulary learning. Paper presented at 22nd MELTA International Conference, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

Chuah, K. M. (2013, January). Thinking big on SMALL: Social Media-Assisted Language Learning. Paper presented at 33rd Thailand TESOL International Conference 2013, Khon Kaen, Thailand.

Campbell, Y. M., Chuah, K. M., & Ting, S. H. (2012, November). Connecting the dots: Views on promoting Bidayuh language learning via e-folktales. In Proceedings of International Conference on Linguistics, Literature and Culture (ICLLIC 2012), Penang, Malaysia.

Chuah, K. M. (2012, September). Engaging the lurkers: Encouraging participation in the online discussions of an academic English course. Paper presented at The 8th International Language for Specific Purposes (LSP) Seminar, Kuala Lumpur.

Kho, M. G. W., & Chuah, K. M. (2012, July). Encouraging ESL discourse exchanges via Facebook: A study on engineering students. Proceedings of 2nd Innovation Conference and Exposition 2012, Shah Alam.

Ling, S. W., Lee, C. S., Chuah, K. M., & Koo, A. C. (2012). Discovering the type ofmotivation and corresponding regulatory processes that drives asynchronous online discussion activities. Proceedings of 2012 International Conference on Management andEducation Innovation (ICMEI 2012), Kuala Lumpur.

Ling, S. W., Yuen, M. C., & Chuah, K. M. (2012). Optimizing multimedia learning objects for learning in a procedural-based course. Proceedings of 2012 International Conference on Management and Education Innovation (ICMEI 2012), Kuala Lumpur.

Kho, M. G. W., Wong, T. W., &  Chuah, K. M. (2011, October). Writing difficulties faced by Politeknik Kuching Sarawak commerce diploma students in doing their assignments. Paper presented at Seminar Penyelidikan dan Inovasi Zon Sabah dan Sarawak, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

Chuah, K. M., Souba Rethinasamy, & Mohd. Hafizan Hasim. (2011, May). The silent majority: The voices of rural and urban students on the learning of science in English. Paper to be presented at the 20th International MELTA Conference, Primula Hotel, Kuala Terengganu.

Mikeng, D., & Chuah, K. M. (2011, May). Leveraging social media for English language learning in a collaborative online environment. Paper presented at the 20th International MELTA Conference, Primula Hotel, Kuala Terengganu.

Souba Rethinasamy, Mohd. Hafizan Hasim, & Chuah, K. M., (2011, July). ESL learners learning content subject through the medium of English : What do the Malaysian primary school students say?. Paper to be presented at the The International Conference on Learning 2011, University of Mauritius, Mauritius.

Chuah, K. M., & Ramanair, J. (2010, December). Cognitive presence of in-service English language teachers in asynchronous online discussions. Paper presented at the 3rd Malaysia International Conference on Academic Strategies in English Language Teaching, Hotel Saujana, Shah Alam.

Chuah, K. M., Chen, C. J., & Teh, C. S. (2010). Designing a desktop virtual reality-based learning environment with emotional consideration. Paper to be presented at The 18th International Conference on Computers in Education.

Souba Rethinasamy & Chuah, K. M. (2010, December). The Malaysian University English Test (MUET) and its use for placement purposes at tertiary institutions. Paper presented at the Chulalongkorn University Language Institute’s 7th International Conference on ‘Pathways in EIL: Explorations & Innovations in Teaching and Research’, Bangkok, Thailand.

Chuah, K. M., Chen, C. J., & Teh, C. S. (2009). Beyond usability: Exploring the emotional and aesthetic factors of desktop virtual reality-based learning environments. In Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Information Technology in Asia. Kuching: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak

Chuah, K. M., & Chen, C. J. (2008). Unleashing the potentials of desktop virtual reality as an educational tool: a look into the design and development process of ViSTREET.  In M. I., Rozhan et al (Eds.), Proceedings of 2nd International Malaysian Educational Technology Convention. Kuantan: Universiti Sains Malaysia

Chuah, K. M., Chen, C. J., & Teh, C. S. (2008). Kansei Engineering concept in  instructional design: A novel perspective in guiding the design of instructional materials.  In Proceedings of 5th International Cyberspace Conference on Ergonomics (CD-ROM). Kuching: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.

Chuah, K. M., & Teh, C. S. (2008). Linking Emotions and Ergonomics: The case of spectacle design for teenagers. In Proceedings of 5th International Cyberspace Conference on Ergonomics (CD-ROM). Kuching: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.

Chuah, K. M., Roland, A., & Teh, C. S. (2008). Customer-oriented design support system: The case of eyeglasses design using desktop virtual reality. In Proceedings of 2nd International Information Technology Symposium (ITSim 2008). Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia, August 26-29, 2008. (pp. 2216-2219).

Roland, A., Chuah, K. M., & Teh, C. S. (2008). Customer-oriented design support system: The case of eyeglasses design using desktop virtual reality.  Poster presentation, UNIMAS R&D Expo 2008, CAIS, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 05 March 2008.

Publications