Category Archives: Semester 2

copyright infringement

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According to Purdue University (2016), Copyright Infringement is the act of violating any of a copyright owner’s exclusive rights granted by the federal Copyright Act.  There are three elements that must be in place in order for the infringement to occur.

  1. The copyright holder must have a valid copyright.
  2. The person who is allegedly infringing must have access to the copyrighted work.
  3. The duplication of the copyrighted work must be outside the exceptions.

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In addition, if you refer to this website, you will understand more about Creative Commons. What Creative Commons is all about? Okay, let me briefly explain about it. According to Creative Common website, basically Creative Commons helps you legally share your knowledge and creativity to build a more equitable, accessible, and innovative world. They unlock the full potential of the internet to drive a new era of development, growth and productivity.

They work with numerous organisations  whom are leaders in the content and knowledge sharing movement. Through these platforms, over 1.1 billions works have been shared and counting.

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Other than that, their work spans a variety of different areas and partners working to create a more vibrant commons. For instance, arts and culture, legal, open access, education, technology and much more.

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All in all, this kind of copyright infringement is very crucial as mention in Paper Tigers (2012) because it encourages sharing. A person interested in a work under a Creative Commons licenses doesn’t have to track down the author and ask for permission to use the work. This allows for quick and easy sharing methods because it cuts out the time factor, the time it takes to track down the author and the time it takes for an author to grant or deny the permission being sought. Hence, you cannot simply copy and use someone’s works and claim as yours. It is ethically wrong.

If you have any questions regarding Creative Commons, you can visit here.

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Let’s take a look at the infographic below about Creative commons.

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Open Learning Tutorial

Hi all, today I would like to share with all of you about Open Learning tutorial we had with Dr. Shukri. There were a lot of information we got from this tutorial. Since we will be launching our own Mooc/Open learning soon, so these kind of inputs were really crucial for us.

Besides, before this face-to-face tutorial, we were not really understand (not really get the idea) on how to run this platform properly. In terms of how to upload files, how to upload videos, how to create new subtopics and countless more.

However, after this hands-on tutorial session, I believe that we are on the right track. So, we can start to produce as many materials as possible for our own unit. This is my first experience ever regarding Open Learning/MOOC, so yeah I am looking forward to it and I am pretty excited about how far this MOOC will go.

For this project, we will collaborate and brainstorm our ideas with the undergraduate students. As for my unit, we are going to prepare materials/info about Classroom Games such as Kahoot!, Socrative, as well as Poll Everywhere. In terms of materials, we will produce IT-based materials such as videos, infographics, slides, audio, and much more.

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Basically, this is how our Open Learning will look like. However, we are not finalise it yet, but we will make sure to give the best for this project and beat the rest.

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Trip to UPM (PUTRAMOOC)

 

 

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We came, We conquered, We slayed

On October 10th, 2016 (Monday), we went to Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) to attend educational slot regarding the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). UPM, a leading research university in Malaysia is located in Serdang, next to Malaysia’s administrative capital city, Putrajaya. As a world renowned centre of learning and research, UPM has attracted students and staff from all around the world making it a well-respected global entity.

In addition, UPM became the first university in the country to launch an online platform for its academic staff to impart knowledge to anyone interested. The online platform known as “Putra Massive Open Online Course” or PutraMOOC was unveiled by Dato’ Seri Idris Jusoh, Education Minister 11.

Besides, PutraMOOC is the UPM’s latest public service to the community and the world at large where courses on various areas of knowledge are made available through video lectures, interactive forums , chats, quizzes and other forms of assessment.

The programme that is considered a 21st century learning environment, is open to all who are interested, free of charge.

They only need to register online HERE.

Available courses are on “Agriculture and Man” and “Malay Arts”. In fact, through PutraMOOC, UPM is also offering the compulsory course on “Islamic Civilization and Asian Civilization” (TITAS) that can be used by freshmen in all public universities. Indeed, this new platform of learning is also in line with the National Higher Education Strategic Plan that includes life-long learning, E-learning, internationalisation and knowledge transfer.

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Personally, I think this is an excellent initiative to run online courses using such a prestige platform. The interesting part is, they also have their own studio. Where they will shoot (inside or outside) the studio, all the editing process will be held in the studio. The studio is not really big, but they have all the resources needed in order to run this MOOC effectively. The first word that came out from my mouth was ‘WOWWW…gempak ah.’

Okay now, let’s take a look at the studio;

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Me and Jannah

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This is how it looks like behind the scene

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This is what will be appeared on the screen

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Behind the scene

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See, the studio is not as big as I expected to be

All in all, I love Dr. Rose’s idea by bringing us to PutraMOOC, like old Chinese proverb says;

Tell me, I’ll forget. Show me, I may remember. But involve me, and I’ll understand”.

YASSS! Instead of theoretically understand about MOOC, we practically understand it.

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MOOC Class (Academic English)

Hello readers, today I would like to share with all of you about this one course from MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) called Academic English. If you do not have a MOOC account, you have to sign up first by clicking here, in order for you to participate in any courses.

Although, the number of the students in this course is not really enormous. But, I join this course (Academic English) because when I go through its course content, I like some of the topics which is I think, suitable for a Master student like me. For instance, about paraphrasing, writing a literature review, creating a survey and interview questions, referencing, and much more.

Basically, by the end of this course, I should be able to;

1) Write different genres of essays

2) Present information in a form of a poster

3) Write a mini research paper

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Another new thing that I learned from this course was about referencing tool, called Mendeley. I had never heard about this referencing tool. But then, after some time, I think this tool is very useful for university students. In short, Mendeley is a free reference manager and an academic social network.

As usual, you have to create your account first before you can access and download the software into you PC.

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The software should look like this.

… and if you still not sure how to use this software, you can visit here.

All in all, from what I observed, I can say that I need these kind of tutorials/topics in order to widen my knowledge about academic writing, thesis to be exact. As I am going to write my thesis soon. This is like an additional information for me and I cannot wait to apply it. Especially when it comes to Mendeley. I do not have to write my reference manually. But still, I will always have to check my references carefully as this kind of ‘software’ may go haywire.