Sunday, 15 April 2012

Blogs Objectives.

Actually, I am creating this blog on behalf of our e-learning subject. From this blog task, I found out that for now I am starting to enjoy blogging more and more. I started learn how to use blog as a medium to interact or sharing knowledge with others

Alhamdulillah, the making of this blog does help me a lot in understand the function of the blog itself. A big thanks to those who willing to be my followers, those who read on my post and those who involved directly or indirectly in the making of this blog. I am sure from now on, I will continue in my writing but with a different topic Inshaallah.   

Hehehe jk (just kidding using cyber language)


Friday, 13 April 2012


Definition of cyber language or 'internet slang' from this link

refers to a variety of everyday languages used by different communities on the Internet. It is difficult to provide a standardized definition of Internet slang due to the constant changes made to its nature.[1] However, it can be understood to be a type of slang that Internet users have popularized, and in many cases, have coined. Such terms often originate with the purpose of saving keystrokes. Many people use the same abbreviations in texting and instant messaging, and social networking websites. 

Definition from the slides

  • is a language of the Net
  • a term, not yet recorded in traditional dictionaries, is encountered by majority of people daily in media and regularly in workplace.
Videos of cyber language

Abbreviations Used In Email and Posts
Abbreviations are usually typed in all capital letters, but may be typed in lower case in a hurry or when using the Shift or Caps Lock key is difficult for the typist.

Click on this link for further examples :

AAMOFas a matter of fact
ADNany day now
AFAIAas far as I'm aware
AFAICas far as I'm concerned
AFAIKas far as I know
AFKaway from keyboard
ASAPas soon as possible
ATSLalong the same line
ASanother subject
BAKback at keyboard
BBDbasically brain dead
BBLbe back later
BCNUbe seeing you
BFNbye for now
BRBbe right back (when momentarily leaving a chat )
BTTback to topic (on email lists, message boards) back to top (to keep subject from ageing off a message board, a use rather frowned upon)
BTWby the way
CUsee you (as in "CU 2morrow!")
CULsee you later (or CUL8R)
DEBdon't even bother
DGTdon't go there
DHdear heart (or husband)
DIIKdamned if I know
EM(F)BIexcuse me (for) butting in
EOMEnd of Message
FUBARfouled up beyond all recognition
FWIWfor what it's worth
FYATHYRIOhaving to do with a self-directed, physically impossible action, and a horse
<g>grinning; grin. The comments preceeding or following <g> are meant humorously or to be taken with a grain of salt.
GD&R, <gdr>grinning, ducking and running
GIWISTgee, I wish I'd said that
GMTAgreat minds think alike
HTHhope this helps!
ICI see
IIRCif I recall correctly
ITSFWIif the shoe fits, wear it
IMOin my opinion
IMCOin my considered opinion
IMHOin my humble opinion
IMNSHOin my not so humble opinion
IOWin other words
in real life (as opposed to your online life!)
JKjust kidding
JPjust playing
KHYFknow how you feel
KWIMknow what I mean?
LAB&TYDlife's a bitch & then you die
LTNTlong time, no type
LOLlaughing out loud
NBDno big deal
NOYLnot on your life
NP, npno problem
NTYMInow that you mention it
OICoh, I see!
OOTQout of the question
OToff topic
OTOHon the other hand
OTTOMHoff the top of my head
PITApain in the nether regions
PTB(the) powers that be
POVpoint of view
RABNCread and acknowledged, but no comment
RSNreal soon now
RO(T)FLrolling on (the) floor, laughing
ROFLMAOrolling on floor, laughing my --- off
ROTFLOLSTCrolling on the floor, laughing out loud - scared the cat!
RTFMread the flippin' manual
SEPsomeone else's problem
SNAFUsituation normal, all fouled up
STFUshut the **** up
SOsignificant other
SOWspeaking of which
TANJthere ain't no justice
TANSTASQthere ain't no such thing as a stupid question
TCGOFEthis could go on for ever!
TEOTWAWKIthe end of the world as we know it
TFTHAOTthanks for the help ahead of time
TIAthanks in advance
TOBALthere oughta be a law
TOBGthis oughta be good
TPTBthe powers that be
TTBOMKto the best of my knowledge
TTFNta-ta for now!
TTULtalk to you later
TYVMthank you very much
WBwelcome back!
WRTwith regards to
WYSIWYGwhat you see is what you get
WTGway to go!
YGLTyou're gonna love this
YMMVyour mileage may vary (= your experience may differ)

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Topic 11: The World Is Obsessed With Facebook


Social Networking

What is social networking? It is defined as an association of people drawn together by family, work or hobby. Social networking websites allow users to be part of a virtual community. The two most popular sites are currently Facebook and MySpace. These websites provide users with simple tools to create a custom profile with text and pictures. Another examples of social networking sites is Twitter, Tagged and Friendster. 


  1. Easy to stay in touch
  2. Builds credibility
  3. Connections and meet new friends
  4. Low costs

Social network does help people stay in touch with their beloved ones. Thus, it will mathematically reduce cost as it is available for free. People don't have to pay for their accounts but they just have to create account using their own e-mail. Besides, it's a kind of medium where people tend to express themselves in public. So it will builds their credibility and get respect from people around them. For people who love to meet a new friends and exchange hobbies, social network seems a better place for them as they will meet people from all over the world.

Social networking is a sites for those who want to stay in touch with their family and friends,  those who would relish the opportunity of meeting new friends and those who want to start build their credibility out for the...


  1. Lack of anonymity
  2. Online scams
  3. Time consuming

You are putting your name, location, gender, age and other information on the internet that you don´t necessarily want other people to know about.As long as people can know who you exactly are, then some can find ways to do you harm. Online scams and other cases of harassment is normal on the internet.Many social networking sites apply certain measures to keep these at an absolute minimum.You need to be careful. Social networking is really time consuming.If it is not your thing it may just be a waste of time.

Sample of cases that happen involving Facebook




Dean is one of facebook users. He is from Sunderland, in the south London. He used to support his childhood team, Sunderland when it comes to soccer. One day, Sunderland lost to West Ham United in a premier league match. Dean is mad with the match result. So after went home, he used his facebook account to express his anger. But, he started make chaos after he used several racial comments pointed to one of the West Ham's player. What is the effect of his comment toward society?

This scenario actually has already happen a lot. People used racial issues in social networking. It is a shame to the world as human is judge by the skin colour. Social network should be used for good purpose, not the bad ones. I am afraid as we know this kind of incident will cause chaos among communities. Its a big problem to the world as it can lead us to war. This is the bad examples of social networking.

Sunday, 1 April 2012


Synchronous and asynchronous communication

Synchronous communication is one that occurs in real time independent of location such as chat, instant messaging or video conference. Synchronous communication may be done simply through text exchange or include an audio and video component. In synchronous communication, all participants are present at the same time although they do not necessarily have to be in the same location. There are many advantages to synchronous interactions. It encourages more cooperation, supports decision making in a group setting, allows for immediate feedback and sets a more fluid pace in discussions. Asynchronous communication is the method that is commonly used for PC communication and email application, internet access and PC to PC.

 Watch this video to understand more

The synchronous and asynchronous example

Click on this link for more information


Linda are working for telecommunication agency that need her to talk with customer at a customer service department. She used to have phone conversation, e-mail to e-mail everyday. One day he got a complaint e-mail from customer. Linda want to give immediate responds. However, the customer didn't put any number for Linda to call. So, Linda are having difficulty to give her feedback to that customer as she felt phone to phone conversation is more clear rather than by sending e-mail for explanation. What kind of communication that Linda preferred?

Saturday, 10 March 2012


Surfing The Net

· Web is known as a worldwide resource of information.
  User may wish to browse through the Web, the way you would browse through a library or a catalogue, looking for topics or things that interest to user. This browsing is often called surfing the Net.
·   There is a reason why search engines exist. It exists because it helps users to find relevant information they require. 
·         Search engines work by matching words entered by the user into the computer then the same words can be found in various information sites on the Net.

What is Web Browsers?

·         It is software programs used to access the World Wide Web.
      A browser retrieves data from remote web browsers and displays a web page.
·         Examples of Web Browser :

1)      Internet Explorer
2)      Google Chrome
3)      Mozilla Firefox
4)      Opera

ISP (Internet Service Provider)
·         It is a company that offers internet access to their customers.
·         The ISP connects to its customers using a data transmission technology appropriate for delivering Internet Protocol datagrams, such as dial-up, DSL, cable modem, wireless or dedicated high-speed interconnects.
·         ISPs may provide Internet e-mail accounts to users which allow them to communicate with one another by sending and receiving electronic messages through their ISP's servers.
·         Examples: TM Net, Jaring, Celcom

How the Web works
·         Web pages stored on web servers. It is located around the globe.
·         By entering the URL( Uniform Resource Locator) of a web page in your web browser or clicking a link sends a request to the server which hosts the page.
·         Then the server will automatically sends the web page to your computer and your web browsers displays it on your screen.

Search engines

·        A search engine is helpful in locating information for which you do not know an exact web address or are not seeking a particular Web site.
·        Search engines require that you enter a word or phrase, called search text or search query that describes the item you want to find.
·        Each word in the search text is known as keyword.
·        A program that finds Web sites, web pages, images, videos, news maps, and other information related to a specific topic

Example of search engine
YAHOO, Google, AltaVista

Searching techniques

1.     Use keyword rather than sentences.
For examples you search for ‘Lionel Messi Barcelona’ instead of ‘Lionel Messi who plays for Barcelona’.

2.     Use double quote (“…”) to search for exact words.
For example: “resurgent and revolution”

3.     Use ‘+’sign
For example: tennis+federer+nadal

4.     Boolean Search
For example: Cristiano Ronaldo AND NOT Ronaldo de Souza

5.     Use alternatives
·        Try ‘advantage’ as well as ‘benefit’.
·        Disadvantage’ as well as ‘drawback’.
·        ‘Overview’ as well as ‘introduction’.
·        ‘Steps’ as well as ‘guideline’.

6.     Maximize the usage of toolbar
§  You click at the image if you want to search for image only.


Ahmad is a student from Florida University. He have problems with the searching in
the Net.
He always failed to search for information he need. What should he do in order to solve 
his problems?

As for me, if Ahmad's situation happen to me, I would rather refer to searching 
Maybe Ahmad is not being too specific but he prefer to search for large scope. And this
is the reason why he always failed to get information he is looking for. He should use 
keyword for the information he want.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012


Reinventing the Universities

  • Traditional behavioral models of education are straightforward to more learned-centre, collaborative experiences.
  • In order to allow learners to shift the time, place and pace of learning, Learner-centre approaches accommodate learner needs and acknowledge that learners may have other calls on their time, leading to more flexible delivery and support strategies.
  • This process can be helped through network technologies such as Internet, e-mail, computer based and also video conferencing.

Coping Strategies

  • v  The span of control of the organization can be increased so that the complexity in the environment can be reduced.

Example of virtual universities:-

  1. Colorado University
  2. Michigan University
  3. Kansas City University


An Electronic Campus

§  De Monfort University has decided to create an Electronic Campus.

1.      Flexibility of access to learning on campus can be enhanced.
2.      A position that should be developed so that it can lead to collaborative ventures with other organizations.
3.      Put in place appropriate learning support systems that encourage and facilitate peer group interaction and staff-student exchanges, independent of time and specific university location.
4.      A rapid return on investment of resources can be achieved.
5.      Re-engineer existing resources to achieve the above.

Example of Electronic Campus

Coping Strategies

The Electronic Campus is employing a combination of three possible implementation strategies:

1.      In-house development.
2.      Embedding of materials developed elsewhere.
3.      Jointly developed new materials through collaboration with other organizations.


Nowadays a lot of electronic campus has been introduced to people around the world. Do you think that one day our nation will own one of those electronic campus?

In my own opinion, it is not impossible for our country to start with the electronic campus. But for sure the first thing that should be in consideration is the costs itself. I am strongly agree with the opinion that it takes a lot of money to build electronic campus. With a pretty good budget, nothing is impossible. Besides, our country is a fast growing country with an outstanding development.