MyMUET: A Design of a Mobile based Crowdsourced Assessment for Malaysia University English Test with Non-Synchronous Participant Interaction
Yarshini a/p Thamilarasan1, Raja Rina Raja Ikram2
1Yarshini Thamilarasan, Centre for Advanced Computing Technology (C-ACT), Fakulti Teknologi Maklumat dan Komunikasi, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Malaysia.
2Raja Rina Raja Ikram, Centre for Advanced Computing Technology (C-ACT), Fakulti Teknologi Maklumat dan Komunikasi, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on 27 August 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 07 September 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 September 2019. | PP: 2971-2977 | Volume-8 Issue-11, September 2019. | Retrieval Number: K22770981119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.K2277.0981119
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Abstract: Malaysian University English Test is a compulsory exam for local Malaysian students and a prerequisite for graduation. In 2017, more than five hundred thousand local students were enrolled in Malaysian public universities and therefore will need to sit for this examination. This enrolment number is increasing every year. However, there number of competent TESL graduates or English teachers available to cater this volume of students yearly is unknown. Many of these students are not from English speaking background and there are limited resources and assistant available for tutors who need to cater the demand of these students. Even though there are many resources online, the resources for speaking module mainly consists of tips to score and question examples. Students are unable to get feedback of their speaking module even if they practiced the mock exam questions. Moreover, the MUET speaking exam consists of group speaking tasks which the student or user may not be able to fulfil the quorum for practice. This paper shall propose MyMUET, a design of a one stop mobile based crowdsourcing tutor service for MUET to enable students to be able to obtain real time feedback of their speaking exam with interaction with non-real time participants with recommended tutors. Other MUET modules such as writing, reading and listening is also available to be used. MyMUET is developed based on Android studio and enables tutors to list their services and students to select the respective tutors. This method saves time for tutors to develop their own exam questions, enable them to focus on evaluation. This shall also be able to standardize the MUET examination to students receive high quality mock exam questions. MyMUET is then evaluated to ensure its relevance based on subject matter expert feedback. The evaluated system shows that students and academic expert find the application helpful to improve students learning experience.
Keywords: Muet application, Mobile education, Crowdsourcing service
Scope of the Article: Mobile Applications and Services for IoT