Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 8(3), pp. 879 - 887
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2020.080319
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The Use of Electronic Frog VLE in Assisting Reading Comprehension Activities


Melor Md Yunus *, Nurulhusna Yaacob , Ashairi Suliman
Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia

ABSTRACT

Reading is an essential language skill that equips pupils with knowledge by introducing them a selection of texts and contexts. Pupils’ path in reading comprehension involves the ongoing acquisition of the language, the written word and the necessary skills to decode and comprehend the text. In Malaysia, Frog Virtual Learning Environment (Frog VLE) is one of the web-based electronic tools to enhance teaching and learning in an ESL classroom. Thus, the paper aims to identify the Year 5 Primary ESL pupils’ perception of electronic Frog VLE in assisting reading comprehension activities. The study employed a survey research design and data were collected from questionnaire distributed to 30 Year 5 Primary ESL pupils and in semi-structured interview with three pupils from a sub urban school. The findings revealed that respondents enjoyed completing the five types of reading comprehension activities using electronic Frog VLE and benefited from it. Nevertheless, the respondents were optimistic about the most challenging task, the high order thinking skills questions. The respondents were also positive about the implementation of reading comprehension activities through electronic Frog VLE web despite the challenges and obstacles perceived. The findings are hoped to provide insights in the integration of virtual learning environment in reading comprehension activities.

KEYWORDS
Electronic Frog Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), Reading Comprehension, English as a Second Language, Education

Cite This Paper in IEEE or APA Citation Styles
(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Melor Md Yunus , Nurulhusna Yaacob , Ashairi Suliman , "The Use of Electronic Frog VLE in Assisting Reading Comprehension Activities," Universal Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 879 - 887, 2020. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2020.080319.

(b). APA Format:
Melor Md Yunus , Nurulhusna Yaacob , Ashairi Suliman (2020). The Use of Electronic Frog VLE in Assisting Reading Comprehension Activities. Universal Journal of Educational Research, 8(3), 879 - 887. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2020.080319.