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April 13, 2012

CYBERLANGUAGES: FEATURES AND IMPLICATION

What is and what it does?


  • Internet slang such as internet short-hand, net speak or chat speak refers to a variety of everyday languages used by different communities on the Internet. 
  • It is difficult to provide a standardized definition of internet slang due to the constant changes made to its nature. 
  • Many people use the same abbreviations in texting and instant messaging, and social networking websites. 
  • Example of cyber language is LOL, BRB, OMG, GTG, OTW and many more. 
  • The function of cyber language is basically to help user to write or deliver information in a short term. It will help user to save time in typing or deliver information.

EXAMPLES OF CYBER LANGUAGE(1) 


EXAMPLES OF CYBER LANGUAGE(2)
 

EXAMPLES OF CYBER LANGUAGE(3) 


SITUATION:


Cyber language can lead to miscommunication

Miscommunications occur from many different aspects. It can be because the information needed wasn't communicated at all or it was misinterpreted by the listener. Cyber language words have been looking as not a good form of communication where miscommunication can occur. As we all know, the Internet is being more popular. More and more people enjoyed surfing the Internet. So, here comes a new phenomenon: more and more people are using the cyber language on the Internet instead of the formal one.  As an example, the word “BRB” is one of cyber language words. Not all people can understand about the definition of the term. It will give effect to the newbie of technology. It will give a problem for them to understand the information that want to be deliver. Although it save time for typing but it will give effect for other user to catch up the words. 

INFORMATION SHARING

WHAT IS SOCIAL NETWORKING?


  • An online service, platform, or site that focuses on building and reflecting of social networks or social relations among people, who, 
  • For example, share interests or activities and people with similar or somewhat similar interests, backgrounds or activities make their own communities.
  • Most social network services are web-based and provide means for users to interact over the Internet, such as e-mail and instant messaging.




SOME OF FAMOUS SOCIAL NETWORK NOWADAYS


FOURSQUARE


  • A location-based social networking website for mobile devices, such as smart phones.
  • Users "check in" at venues using a mobile website, text messaging or a device-specific application by selecting from a list of venues the application locates nearby.
  • Location is based on GPS hardware in the mobile device or network location provided by the application.
  • Each check-in awards the user points and sometimes "badges". 
  • Users can choose to have their check-ins posted on their accounts on Twitter, Facebook, or both. 



FOURSQUARE BADGES


FOURSQUARE FEATURES


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RISK OF SOCIAL NETWORKING

Social networking has growth rapidly nowadays. There are lot of social networking that have attract teenagers to get involved such as Facebook, Twitter, Mface, Tagged, Myspace and many more. This social networking has become a major factor that lead teenagers become addicted. Some of them that have become big fans of this social networking site have been look to be more anti social. They just seat in front of the PC or laptop for a long time just to have a conversation with other users. Otherwise, social networking also will let someone in danger. As an example, foursquare is one of social networking that let users "check in" at venues using a mobile website, text messaging or a device-specific application by selecting from a list of venues the application locates nearby. With this info, people that have a bad intention towards them or their family will easily trace them via this application. So, it will put them in danger. 

FOURSQUARE
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ONLINE COMMUNICATION

Synchronous and Asynchronous Communication



  • Direct communication where the communicators are time synchronized. This means that all parties involved in the communication are present at the same time or in other word, face to face interactions.
  • Asynchronous communication does not require that all parties involved in the communication to be present at the same time.
  • Some examples are e-mail messages, discussion boards, blogging, and text messaging over cell phones.

                       EXAMPLE OF SYNCHRONOUS AND ASYNCHRONOUS COMMUNICATION


SYNCHRONOUS COMMUNICATION

SITUATION:

Efficiency of synchronous communication


Both synchronous asynchronous communications are a means of transmitting data. The difference is in the format that the data is transmitted. Asynchronous communications is the method of communications most widely used for PC communication and is commonly used for e-mail applications, Internet access, and asynchronous PC-to-PC communications. Synchronous communications is the more efficient method of communications. Through synchronous communications, data is transmitted as frames of large data blocks rather than bulky individual bytes. One advantage of synchronous is that control information is easily inserted at the beginning and end of each block to ensure constant timing, or synchronization. In the other hand, synchronous communications can avoid from miscommunication. The information that wants to be delivering can be directly received by the other party. 


BROWSING STRATEGIES

SEARCH ENGINE


What are search engine?


  • Designed to search for information on the World Wide Web and FTP servers.
  • consist of web pages, images, information and other types of files.
  • They can be categorized into groups depending on how they work. 
  • For example, you are looking for a job, you need to use job search engines like Monster.com. If you want to shop online, then you need to use shopping search engines like Shopzilla.com and many others. If you are looking for music lyrics online, Getlyrics.com come in handy. Other search engines like Find.com are also valuable ones.

TheFind Search Engine



  • a discovery shopping search engine targeting lifestyle products such as apparel, accessories, home and garden, fitness, kids and family, and health and beauty.
  • It is a better shopping experience than Google's Froogle, IM. 
  • TheFind Inc, was founded in 2005 as FatLens Inc., initially specializing in event tickets search but later expanding to product search.
  • On October 31, 2006 the site was re-launched as TheFind.com with an emphasis on discovery shopping search for lifestyle products. Here are the link of TheFind.com.


TheFind.com interface(1)
TheFind.com interface(2)

SITUATION:

How can search engine help in daily routine?


We live in a country that is high-tech and most people want to learn new things. Many people use a computer in their everyday life such as filling out job applications, entering most colleges and keeping up with friends and family. This can be done by using computer or PC and search information by using search engines. For an example, TheFind.com is one of search engine that provide lifestyle product such as apparel, accessories, home and garden, fitness, kids and family, and health and beauty. People do not have to go to the mall to get info about the product that they require. They just can search by using a lot of search engine that have been provided. All the information about the product regarding price, taxes will be pop up in the screen. 





April 12, 2012

VIRTUAL LEARNING vs ELECTRONIC LEARNING


IMPACT

VIRTUAL LEARNING

  • Design  to facilitate teachers in the management of educational courses for their students, especially by helping teachers and learners with course administration. 
  • The system can often track the learners’ progress, which can be monitored by both teachers and learners. 
  • While often thought of as primarily tools for distance education, they are most often used to supplement face-to-face classroom.


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ELECTRONIC LEARNING


  • E-learning comprises all forms of electronically supported learning and teaching
  • Utilized to reference out-of-classroom and in-classroom educational experiences via technology
  • Essentially the computer and network-enabled transfer of skills and knowledge
  • Delivered via the Internet, intranet/extranet, audio or video tape, satellite TV, and CD-ROM. It can be self-paced or instructor-led and includes media in the form of text, image, animation, streaming video and audio

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SITUATION:


What are the impact of implementing electronic learning(e-learning) at education institution in Malaysia?

E-learning comprises all forms of electronically supported learning and teaching. The information and communication systems, whether networked learning or not, serve as specific media to implement the learning process. The term will still most likely be utilized to reference out-of-classroom and in-classroom educational experiences via technology, even as advances continue in regard to devices and curriculum. E-learning is essentially the computer and network-enabled transfer of skills and knowledge. E-learning applications and processes include Web-based learning, computer-based learning, virtual education opportunities and digital collaboration. Content is delivered via the Internet, intranet/extranet, audio or video tape, satellite TV, and CD-ROM. It can be self-paced or instructor-led and includes media in the form of text, image, animation, streaming video and audio. E-learning services have evolved since computers were first used in education. There is a trend to move towards blended learning services, where computer-based activities are integrated with practical or classroom-based situations. A learning management system (LMS) is software used for delivering, tracking and managing training/education. LMSs range from systems for managing training/educational records to software for distributing courses over the Internet and offering features for online collaboration. A LMS allows for teachers and administrators to track attendance, time on task, and student progress. LMS also allows for not only teachers and administrators to track these variables but parents and students as well. Parents can log on to the LMS to track grades. Students log on to the LMS to submit homework and to access the course syllabus and lessons.
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