Asian Transactions on Basic & Applied Sciences

Volume: 01, Issue: 03, June 2011
ISSN 2221-4291

Title: The Higher Education Student's Experiences With Technology
Authors: Kannan Rassiah, Parahsakthi Chidambaram, and Haeryip Sihombing
Paper ID: ATBAS-20125033
Pages: 1-10
Abstract: This study is to explore the student's preferences and familiarities towards technology and the use of technology tools for their daily lives related to academic tasks. Particularly, on the higher education students' access to technology-based tools and their preferences for a wide range of established and emerging technologies. Through the survey conducted on the first semester students of Polytechnic Merlimau Melaka, the results show and indicate that many of them are tech-savvy, even beyond the common technology applied. In the pattern of access and use of a range of other technologies (which are high-tech applications), a considerable variation is prevalent. The findings discussed is close to the notions of 'Digital Natives' of Prensky's reference, in which the implications for harnessing available technologies in order to support teaching and learning in higher education are also comprehensively reviewed in this paper.

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Authors: Rehana Ismail
Paper ID: ATBAS-20110033
Pages: 11-28
Abstract: This paper represents an overview of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities and its development in Local & Multinational Organizations in Bangladesh. It includes both the internal and external aspects of the organization which can be transformed as CSR activities which helps to build the organization a better position in Corporate Sector. An organization should always try to develop a two way positive relationship with the concerned country in order to be more profitable both in terms of economical as well as social perspective. This study works as a linkage between theory and practice.
A vivid difference can be easily seen among the organization who are involved with CSR as well as those who are not, throughout this article. The study represents the social & economic development of the organization along with the basic awareness which is going at a steady pace among the people and the organization considering it as a key to better human resource management as well as social & economical development of the country.
The study includes the activities which different organizations have undertaken from time to time for the welfare of the consumers, customers, employees as well as those who are directly or in directly involve with the organization. The awareness of CSR in Bangladesh is not very old, but still within a very short span of time, it has shown a remarkable change in the corporate sector. It has developed a sense of care, responsibility & humanity within the corporate sector.

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Title: Error Analysis of the Written English Essays of Pakistani Undergraduate Students: A Case Study
Authors: Summaira Sarfraz
Paper ID: ATBAS-10124032
Pages: 29-51
Abstract: The study aims to examine the errors in a corpus of 50 English essays written by 50 participants (undergraduate Pakistani students). These participants are non native speakers of English language and hail from Intermediate background with weak English writing skills. The instrument used for the study is students' written essays in English language. I followed Rod Ellis's (1994) procedural analysis of errors; collection of sample of learner language, identification of errors, description of errors, explanation of errors, and evaluation of errors in analyzing 50 English essays. The occurrences of two types of errors; Interlanguage errors and mother tongue (MT) interference errors have been compared and the results show that the percentage of the occurrences of Interlanguage errors is higher than those of errors resulting from the interference of mother tongue (MT). The study has provided an insight into language learning problems which occur when L2 learners internalize the rules of target language (TL) in its production at a particular point resulting into errors in an unknown and a more natural way. These errors serve as a useful guide for English teachers to design an effective curriculum for teaching and learning of English as a second language

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