Grants:TPS/etkhor/OpenSym 2015

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statusnot funded
OpenSym 2015
summaryI will be presenting my paper "The Use of Wikibooks as Educational Resources in Student Learning Environment"
event locationSan Francisco, USA
event date(s)Aug 19-21, 2015
amount requestedUSD 2321
home countryMalaysia
submitted on17:22, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

Proposed participation[edit]

I am Ean Teng, Khor, currently the academic member for handling the computing courses for distance learners namely Structured Programming (C Programming) and Java Programming. I would like to deliver an accepted presentation describing the use of Wikibooks content as the main educational resources to support learners’ online learning and improve learners’ engagement in the Learning Management Systems (LMS). I hope my attendance at the OpenSym 2015 is able to put me in touch with other OER practitioners, educational specialists and researchers to stimulate discussions on the use of Wikibooks in teaching practices. I would also like to emphasis that a successful e-learning must involve a good repositories (Wikibooks) in student learning environment. The use of Wikibooks in this study has sparked a lot of interest in supporting distance student learning environment and improve learners' engagement during the semester duration. Furthermore, I would like to highlight that many Wikibookians have been put forth their best efforts in completing a Wikibooks for a specific subject. I hope my participation in OpenSym 2015 will encourage other learners to recognize the value and importance of open collaboration in Wikibooks community and considering using Wikibooks as one of their main educational resources in teaching and learning environment.

Goal and expected impact[edit]

The following are the goals that I would like to proposed during my participation in OpenSym 2015:

  • To demonstrate the use of Wikibooks to facilitate online teaching practices
  • To show the use of Wikibooks as additional educational resources to attract students for more active learning participation, motivated to learn
  • To describe the mapping of Wikibooks content mainly Wikibooks: C Programming and Wikibooks: Java Programming correspond to the course unit's contents for distance learning

Budget breakdown[edit]

  • Registration fees: USD 220
  • Travel (round trip airfare from Penang to San Francisco): USD 1625
  • Accommodation: USD 66 per night x 4 nights = USD 264
  • Meal and incidental cost: USD 53 x 4 days= USD 212
  • Total = USD 2321

Other instructions[edit]

I would like to request for advance disbursement.