DIGITAL WRITING: AN ALTERNATIVE GENRE TO TRADITIONAL WRITING


SPEAKERS

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Harbans Kaur Universiti Putra Malaysia

Harbans Kaur is an English Language teacher at SK Desa Tasik, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Harbans is currently pursuing her doctoral study in the field of Teaching English as a Second Language in Universiti Putra Malaysia. Harbans’ research interest are on ESL Reading and Multimedia.

Kee Li Li Universiti Putra Malaysia

Kee Li Li has experience of teacher training over six years. She is an English lecturer at the Institute of Teacher Education, Tun Hussein Onn Campus, Johor, Malaysia. Kee is currently pursuing her doctoral study in the field of Teaching English as a Second Language at Universiti Putra Malaysia. Her research interests are on ESL Writing, English Grammar and Literature. Kee is also the blogger of Like English and she has written several Literature and Writing reference books for secondary schools.

Yee Bee Choo Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Yee Bee Choo has experience of teacher training over a decade. She is an English lecturer at the Institute of Teacher Education Tun Hussein Onn Campus, Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia. She completed her master’s degree at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. Her research interests are digital storytelling, literature, grammar and writing.

Husna Yahya Universiti Putra Malaysia

Husna Yahya is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Education (TESL) at Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia. Her areas of interest are storytelling, discourse analysis, media literacy, and language, culture and communication.

OBJECTIVES

1. Guide the participants to write a digital narrative via Flipsnack (an online writing platform)
2. Introduce the participants to other digital writing platforms such as Storyjumper, iSpring Pro, Storybird, and FastPencil.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND ?

Faculty Members and Scholars who are interested in new research topics of cutting edge language technology
Linguistics Students who want to know Digital Writing
Researchers who are interested in developing linguistic resources.

WORKSHOP PROGRAM

Time ActivityFacilitator
8:00 – 8:20Introduction to Workshop
Introduction to Digital Writing (Modality, Mode & Medium)
Madam Harbans Kaur
a/p Harpal Singh
8:20 – 8:45Writing a Story: NarrativesMadam Husna Yahya
8:45 – 9:10Digital Writing: An Alternative Genre (Step by Step Demonstration & Hands-on) using FlipsnackMadam Yee Bee Choo
9:10 – 9:30Presentation
Introduction to digital writing platforms (Storyjumper, iSpring Pro, Storybird, FastPencil, etc.) via ready examples
Wrapping Up
Ms Kee Li Li