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[Vol. 15, No. 1, 2013]



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Universiti Sains Malaysia Press

Print ISSN: 1511-6433
Online ISSN: 2180-4265
Frequency: Biannually
Current Issue: Volume 15, No. 1, 2013
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:: Aims & Scope

Malaysian Journal of Distance Education is devoted to the dissemination of information on research and practices of distance education. It is an international peer-review journal that features reports on research findings, theoretical discussions and technical developments that contributes significantly to knowledge in the area of distance education.

The wide range of relevant subjects comprises the practical usage of technology for design, e-learning, flexible delivery systems, application of technology in distance and open learning, innovative teaching methods, lifelong learning and continuing education. The content of the journal is potentially of interest to policy makers, administrators, academicians, teachers and students within the area of Distance Education. It is published bi-annually (June and December) by the Universiti Sains Malaysia Press.

MJDE has been in inception since 1999 and the current Chief Editor is Prof. Dr. Hanafi Atan. He can be contacted via e-mail: ahanafi@usm.my


:: Current Issue

Volume 15, No. 1, 2013

Title: Eleven Years (1999-2009) of the Malaysian Journal of Distance Education: A Bibliometric Study
Author: Mohd Faiz Hilmi and Yanti Mustapha

Title: What is the Role of Lifelong Learning in Relation to Economic Growth in Malaysia?
Author: Chiam Chooi Chea, Norbaini Abdul Halim and Nur Azlin Omar

Title: Critical Thinking Skills of Students in Online Tutorials Based on Problem-based Learning for Mathematics Curriculum Analysis
Author: Mery Noviyanti

Title: Challenges Faced by Distance Learners to Learn the English Language at the School of Distance Education, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Author: George Teoh Boon Sai, Agnes Liau Wei Lin and Kathy Belaja

Title: Talking Head Animation as Pedagogical Agent in Language Learning: A Review on Instructional Strategy and Media
Author: Kogilathah Segaran, Ahmad Zamzuri Mohamad Ali and Tan Wee Hoe

Title: The Effects of the Pedagogical Agent’s Instructional Role on Achievement and Motivation among Students with Different Cognitive Styles
Author: Foo Kok Keong, Hanafi Atan, Omar Majid, Zuraidah Abd Rahman and Fong Soon Fook