Dr. Nagaletchimee Annamalai

. Annamalai, N., Kabilan, M. K., & Annamalai.(2018) Enhancing Meaningful Learning of Poems Using Edmodo. PERTANIKA, 26(2) 841-858. [ESCI, Clarivate Analytics]


Dr. Nagaletchimee Annamalai
Phone   : 04-6535943
Fax       : 04-6576000
Email    : naga@usm.my
Bahasa dan Linguistik, Pembelajaran Atas Talian, TESL 


Academic Qualifications:

  •   Doctor of Philosophy in TESL (2010-2014)           

           Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang 

  • Master Degree in Linguistics and English Language Studies (2002-2005)

         Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang

  • Bachelor Degree in English Language (1998 -2001)   

         Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur 


Key Research Area:

  • English language skills
  • Language and linguistics
  • e-Learning & Distance Learning



  1. Annamalai,N., ForoughiB., Iranmanesh,M., & Buathong, S. (2019). Needs and Facebook Addiction:How Important Are Psycholgocial Well Being and performance-Approach Goals. Current Psychology. Published online [ ISI:Impact factor:1.4]
  2. Annamalai, N. (2019). Using WhatsApp to extend learning in a blended classroom environment . Teaching English with Technology. 19(1) 3-20. [ Scopus]
  3. Annamalai, N., (2019) . The use of Web 2.0 Technology Tools and beyond in Enhancing Task Based language Learning: A case study. The English Teacher, 48 (1)29-44 [ ERA]
  4. 4. Annamalai, N., Noonin, S., & Buathong, S. (2019). Perception Matters: Exploring Thai lecturers’ views, preferences and needs of MOOCs. The Reference Librarian,60, (4)310-328 [ Scopus, ESCI, Clarivate Analytics]
  5. Krishnaswamy, J., Hossain, Z., Kavigtha, M. K., & Annamalai, N. (2019). What matters for higher education success of private educational institutions? Senior students’ perceptions in Malaysia. Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, 11(3) 616-635 [ Scopus, ESCI, Clarivate Analytics] 
  6. Krishnaswamy, J., Seow S. K., & Annamalai, N. (2019). The Shadow Education System: Students’ Responses to Private Tutorial Learning”. Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction. In press [ Scopus, ESCI, Clarivate Analytics]
  7. Annamalai, N., & Noonin, S. (2019). Malaysian lecturers’ perception of MOOCs. JONUS. In press. [ Scopus, ESCI, Clarivate Analytics]


  1. Annamalai, N. (2018). A Case Study of the Online Interactions among ESL Students to Complete Their Narrative Writing Task. Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Technology6(1), 1-17. [ERIC,DOAJ]
  2. Annamalai, N., Kabilan, M. K., & Annamalai.(2018) Enhancing Meaningful Learning of Poems Using Edmodo. PERTANIKA, 26(2) 841-858. [ESCI, Clarivate Analytics] 
  3. Annamalai, N. (2018). Exploring the use of Facebook and other social media in pre-service teacher education. The English Teacher Journal. 47(1) 1-14. [Scopus,   ESCI. Clarivate Analyytics]
  4. Annamalai, N. (2018). How Do We Know What is Happening in WhatsApp: A Case Study Investigating Pre-Service Teachers’ online Activity Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction. 15(2). 207-225. [ Scopus, ESCI, Clarivate Analytics]


  1. Annamalai, N. (2017). An investigation into the Community of Inquiry model in the Malaysian ESL learners’ context. Interactive Technology and Smart Education14(3), 246-263. [ Scopus, ESCI, Clarivate Analytics]
  2. Annamalai, N. (2017). Exploring Students Use of Facebook in Formal Learning Contexts. Indonesian Journal of EFL and Linguistics2(2), 91-106.
  3. Annamalai, N. (2017). Using the Community of Inquiry Model (CoI) to investigate the quality of ESL students’ narrative writing in an asynchronous online discussion.  Malaysian Journal of Languages and Linguistics (MJLL)6(2), 67-84.
  4. Annamalai, N., & Jaganathan, P. (2017). Exploring students’ reflective writing on Facebook. In The EuroCALL Review (Vol. 25, No. 2, pp. 3-17). Universitat Politècnica de València.


  1. Annamalai, N. (2016). Exploring the Writing Approaches in the" Facebook" Environment. Teaching English with Technology16(1), 71-87.[Scopus]
  2. Annamalai, N., Tan, K. E. & Amelia Abdullah (2016). Teaching presence in an online collaborative learning environment. PERTANIKA, 24(1), 197-212. [ESCI, Clarivate Analytics]


  1. Annamalai, N., & Tan, K. E. (2015). Exploring Two Teachers' Engagement with Their Students in an Online Writing Environment. The EuroCALL Review23(2), 58-73.
  2. Annamalai, N., Tan K. E, Amelia Abdullah, and Sivagurunathan, S. "Exploring the Interactions on an Online Narrative Writing Platform." Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction12 (2015): 103-129. [ Scopus, ESCI, Clarivate Analytics]


Annamalai, N., & Kok, E. T. (2014). Social presence of the Community of Inquiry (CoI) model on an online narrative writing platform via Facebook. Malaysian Journal of ELT Research10(2), 18.


Annamalai, N. Tan, K. E. & Amelia Abdullah (2013). Exploring the Effects of an Online Writing Platform on Students' Performance in Narrative Writing. Malaysian Journal of Distance Education.15(2),1-18.


  1.  Annamalai, N.(2017). Communicating key to attracting tourists. News Straits Times. Feb 11th, 2017. From http://www.nst.com.my/news/2017/02/211336/communication-key-attracting-tourists
  2. Annamalai, N.(2016). ICT boosts students’ learning. News Straits Times. August 1st 2016  http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/08/162072/ict-boosts-students-learning
  3. Annamalai, N. (2016). Online environment for Malaysian students. News Straits Times.December 18th. pg 8.
  4. Jayaraman,Raman & Annamalai,(2016). A focus on students boosts world rankings.News Straits Times.29thJune. pg 18.


  1.  Annamalai, N. (2014). Critical Reading(ELL 304/05). Unit 1 Main Ideas and Inferences. School of Education, Languages and Communication Faculty 
  2. Annamalai, N. (2014). Critical Reading(ELL 304/05). Unit 2. Pattern of Organization 
  3. Annamalai, N. (2014). Critical Reading(ELL 304/05). Unit 3. Language and Its Effects on the Reader   
  4. Annamalai, N. (2014). Critical Reading(ELL 304/05). Unit 4. Point of View,Tone, and  Allusion  
  5. Annamalai, N. (2014). Critical Reading(ELL 304/05). Unit 5. Analysing and Evaluating Arguments 
  6. Annamalai, N. (2002). English Revision Workbook for PMR. Infodidik


  1. Annamalai.N.Understanding the Malaysian lecturers’ perception of MOOCs. A Case study.13th International Technology Education and development Conference (INTED2019)11th-13th March, Valencia, Spain
  2. Siti Yusriza., Annamalai, N & Norhayu Norany. Choosing to Flip : A Preliminary research on E-Learning Readiness in Flip Learning Approach Among TESL students in a Northern Institute of teacher Education (ITE) Malaysia(PICM, 2019) 17th -18th August, 2019, Penang, Malaysia
  3. Durao N., Moreira.F., Ferreira.M., Pereira. C., & Annamalai N. A comparative study about mobile learnnig with gamification and augmented reality in high education institutions across South Europe, South America & Asia countries.14thIberian Conference on Information Systems and technologies (CISTI).19-22 June 2019, Coimbra, Portugal
  4. Annamalai N.Integration of Social media in teaching and learning Activities: A Case Study. 19th International Conference on language Learning  (ICLL) 23rd – 24th Oct 2017, Bali, Indonesia
  5. Annamalai.N. Community of Inquiry Approach for Narrattive Writing.International Journal of Arts and Sciences International Conference for Education(IJAS) 11th-14th April, 2016 Paris, France
  6. Annamalai.N. Narrative writing through social networking site: A case study on Facebook.International Conference on E-Education,E-business, E-Management  E-Learning(IC4E, 2016) 3rd June 2016, Singapore
  7. Annamalai. N. Learners’experience and reflection of an online narrative writing platform International Conference on Multidisciplinary Research (Icmr 2015)19th-21August 2015 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
  8. Annamalai. Exploring the use of Facebook in teaching narrativewriting:When teachers engage differently.8th International Conference on teaching Education and learning (ICTEL, 2015)  29th December 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  9. Annamalai., Amelia & Tan, K.E. A comparative study on the innovative Narrative Writing Platform in Urban and Sub-Urban Secondary Schools. 3rd International Conference    on Leadership and Learning in the Asian Century. 17th Nov - 19th Nov 2014
  10. Annamalai.,Tan, K.E., & Amelia, A. A. Teaching presence in the online collaborative learningenvironment.5th International Language Learning Conference.11th Nov - 13th Nov 2013.


  • JUE 300 English II ( 2015 onwards)
  • JUE 402 Writing for Professional Purposes (2015 onwards)
  • JUH 102 Pemikiran Kritis (2016 onwards)


  1. Noor Azlinda binti Zainal Abidin. (2017). Investigating  the Impact of Fun learning  English Gigvaganza Towards ESL Students. (Main Supervisior)
  2. Siti Yusriza binti Abdullah (2018). Literature Online:Teaching and Learninig of Literature Courses for Trainees in Institute of Teacher Education Through Blended and Flipped learning (Main Supervisior)
  3. Wong Yee Chiek (2018). Investigating the impact of Word Mapping on students Vocabulary Achievements and Students’ Perception at Primary School level (Main Supervisior)
  4. Muhamad Rashid (2019). Developing accuracy in academic writing at intermediate level through the process approach and interactional activites
  5. Quinie Ong Kooi Loo (2019). Exploring the effects of an online learning platform of students self-efficacy in learning


Member of Editorial Board:

  • The Journal of Teaching English with Technology
  • The Asian Journal of English Language and Pedagogy
  • The Malaysian Journal Of Distance Education
  • The Journal of Teaching and Learning English in Multicultural Contexts