Dr. Puvaneswary Murugaiah

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Dr. Puvaneswary Murugaiah
Phone : 04-6533937
Faks : 04-6576000
Email : ampuva@usm.my 
TESOL, English language skills, e-learning, teacher professional development
 

Profile

Academic Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. (English language Studies) 2012, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • Master of Education (TESOL) 1998, Universiti Sains Malaysia 
  • Bachelor of Arts and Education (Hons.) 1996, Universiti Sains Malaysia 

Research

Key Research Area: 

  • TESOL
  • English language skills
  • e-learning
  • teacher professional development

Publication

SELECTED JOURNAL ARTICLES

  1. Murugaiah, P., 2016, Pecha Kucha Style PowerPoint Presentation: An Innovative CALL Approach to Develop Oral Presentation Skills of Tertiary Students. Teaching English with Technology, 16(1), pp. 71-87.
  2. Thang S.M., Lee, K.W., Murugaiah, P., Nurjanah, M.J., Tan, C.K. & Nurul Iman, A.B., 2016, ICT Tools Patterns of Use among Malaysian ESL Undergraduates. GEMA Online Journal of Language Studies. 16(1), pp. 49-65.
  3. Murugaiah, P., Thang, S.M., Hazita, A. & Nambiar, R., 2013, Is Presence of Community of Practice Dimensions Sufficient for Community-based Teacher Professional Development, International Journal of Web-based learning and Teaching Technologies. 8(1), 32-45.
  4. Murugaiah, P., Azman, H., Thang, S.M. & Krish, P., 2012, Teacher learning via communities of practice: A Malaysian case study, International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning, 7(2),  162-174.
  5. Thang, S.M. , Hall, C. , Murugaiah, P. and Azman, H. (2011). Creating and maintaining online communities of practice in Malaysian Smart Schools: challenging realities. Educational Action Research, 19 (1), 87 — 105. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09650792.2011.547724
  6. Murugaiah, P., Hazita Azman, Azizah Ya’acob & Thang, S. M. 2010. Blogging in Teachers’ Professional Development: Its Role in Building Computer-assisted Language Teaching Skills. International Journal of Education and Development Using Information and Communication Technology (IJEDICT) 2010 6(3).
  7. Thang,S.M., Murugaiah, P., Lee,K.W., Hazita Azman, Tan, L.Y. & Lee,Y.S.    (2010). Grappling with technology: A case of supporting Malaysian Smart School teachers' professional development. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 26(3), 400-416. http://www.ascilite.org.au/ajet/ajet26/thang.html
  8. Murugaiah, P. & Thang, S.M. 2010.  Development of Interactive and Reflective Learning among Malaysian Online Distant Learners: An ESL Instructor’s Experience. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL) 12(3). 
  9. Thang, S. M. & Puvaneswary Murugaiah 2009. Investigating Malaysian Tutors’ Perceptions of the eEducator. Malaysian Journal of Distance Education 11(1): 71-89.
  10. Thang S.M., Murugaiah, P.  Krishnasamy, P.  Yaa’cob, A. &  Azman, H. (2009). An investigation of the ICT challenges and practices of Malaysian smart school teachers. Malaysian Journal of Information, Communication and Technology (MyJICT). Vol. 1.

SELECTED BOOK

  • Thang Siew Ming & Puvaneswary Murugaiah (Eds.). Establishing online communities of practice among Malaysian Smart school teachers: Curriculum reforms from bottom-up, Bangi:  Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

SELECTED BOOK CHAPTERS

  1. Murugaiah, P., Thang, S.M., Hazita, A. & Nambiar, R., 2016, Use of Community of Practice Dimensions in Community-based Teacher Professional Development. In Mahesh Raisinghani (Ed.), Revolutionizing Education through Wed-based Instruction, pp. 92-110, Hershey: IGI Global.
  2. Thang Siew Ming and Puvaneswary Murugaiah, 2015, Establishing online communities of practice among Malaysian Smart school teachers. In Thang Siew Ming & Puvaneswary Murugaiah (Eds.), Establishing online communities of practice among Malaysian Smart school teachers: Curriculum reforms from bottom-up, pp. 12-25, Bangi:  Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
  3. Lee Kean Wah, Thang Siew Ming, Puvaneswary Murugaiah and Pramela Krish, Malaysian teachers' primary perceptions of involvement in the e-CPDeLT project and readiness for ICT use. In Thang Siew Ming & Puvaneswary Murugaiah (Eds.), Establishing online communities of practice among Malaysian Smart school teachers: Curriculum reforms from bottom-up, pp. 41-55, Bangi:  Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
  4. Puvaneswary Murugaiah, Carol Hall, Gordon Joyes and Hazita Azman, The use of action research in e-CPDeLT project. In Thang Siew Ming & Puvaneswary Murugaiah (Eds.), Establishing online communities of practice among Malaysian Smart school teachers: Curriculum reforms from bottom-up, pp. 56-66, Bangi:  Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
  5. Puvaneswary Murugaiah, Hazita Azman and Azizah Ya'acob, Blogs as a tool for developing technological and pedagogical knowledge among English language teachers. In Thang Siew Ming & Puvaneswary Murugaiah (Eds.), Establishing online communities of practice among Malaysian Smart school teachers: Curriculum reforms from bottom-up, pp. 67-77, Bangi:  Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
  6. Thang Siew Ming, Puvaneswary Murugaiah, Hazita Azman and Lee Yit Sim, Challenges in supporting Malaysian Smart school teachers' professional development. In Thang Siew Ming & Puvaneswary Murugaiah (Eds.), Establishing online communities of practice among Malaysian Smart school teachers: Curriculum reforms from bottom-up, pp. 107-121, Bangi:  Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
  7. Thang Siew Ming and Puvaneswary Murugaiah, Implications of establishing online communities in Malaysian Smart schools. In Thang Siew Ming & Puvaneswary Murugaiah (Eds.), Establishing online communities of practice among Malaysian Smart school teachers: Curriculum reforms from bottom-up, pp. 122-128, Bangi:  Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

Teaching

  • JUE 200 English 1 (Academic Year 2012/2013- present)
  • JUE 100 Preparatory English (2014/2015)
  • JUE 300 English 2 (2002/2003 – 2008/2009)
  • JUR 101 Etika Profesional (2015/2016)

Supervision

Master

  1. Sharmini A/P Mahalingam: (2016 - ) The Effects of Using Pinterest in Teaching Grammar among Intermediate Students
  2. Yap Yong Zheng : (2015 - ) The Role of Cooperative Learning in Enhancing Motivation and English Speaking Performance among Rural Students in Sabah