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MUHAMMAD SHAFIQ BIN ABD RAZAK

2016645002
CS2303A ELC 501

BLENDED LEARNING EXERCISE


EXERCISES
For Questions 1-3, Identify whether the statements below are FACT or OPINION. State F
for Fact and O for Opinion.

Statement Fact/ Opinion


1) They turn to iTunes and downloadable media sources for F
entertainment, and use RateMyProfessors.com and Wikipedia.org as
academic resources.

2) Previous studies noted that video games immerse people in worlds and F
make them rely on problem-solving skills to reach defined goals.

3) Students regularly use websites and blogs to post their online diaries, not O
only revealing dangerous and illegal behaviours but also opening
themselves up to privacy and safety concerns.
4) Indicate the Type of Support for the statements below :

Statement Type of support


a) Many students maintain blogs through sites such as LiveJournal and Blogger. EXAMPLE
b) Studies have indicated that 72% of all students check their email daily, and STATISTICS
26% of college students use instant messaging on an average day.

c) Games, instant messaging, and other forms of rapid communication help EXPLANATION
students develop fast reflexes, a minimalist standard that helps eliminate
wordiness and the ability to gather information quickly.

d) According to Professor Robert Taylor of the Department of e-learning EXPERT OPINION


Studies, contemporary classrooms fail to meet these educational needs.
5) Decide whether each of the following statements represents a FACT or an OPINION and explain why.

a) Millennial students are constantly wired and connected.


Opinion because of the word constantly
b) A survey in 2005 found that 83% of adults in the 18-29 age
range participate in online activities.
Fact which can be confirmed by statistics.
c) Quick access to information can lead to a lack of critical thinking
about sources and quality of information.
Opinion because of the possibility word can or judgement
word quick.
d) Not surprisingly, technology plays a prominent role in the
academic and personal lives of students.
Opinion because of the judgement word surprisingly.
6) State the main idea of the paragraph below and provide TWO (2) types of supporting details that
support this main idea.

Is there anything to be gained from the use of these varying technologies among students? We
believe there is. Games, instant messaging, and other forms of rapid communication help students
develop fast reflexes, a minimalist standard that helps eliminate wordiness and the ability to gather
information quickly. They can quickly sort through information from a variety of sources and access
information far more quickly than previous generations. Previous studies noted that video games
immerse people in worlds and make them rely on problem-solving skills to reach defined goals. In
addition, people learn best when they are entertained, when they can use creativity to work towards
complex goals, when lesson plans incorporate both thinking and emotion, and when the
consequences of actions can be observed. However, according to Professor Robert Taylor of the
Department of e-Learning Studies, contemporary classrooms fail to meet these educational needs.
This is not to say that college learning must always be entertaining, but many of the elements can be
added to current classroom practices in ways that can increase the potential for learning.
a) Main idea
Games, instant messaging, and other forms of rapid communication help students
develop fast reflexes, a minimalist standard that helps eliminate wordiness and the
ability to gather information quickly.

b) i. Type of Support
Research finding

Example : Previous studies noted that video games immerse people in worlds and
make them rely on problem-solving skills to reach defined goals.

ii. Type of Support


Expert opinion

Example : However, according to Professor Robert Taylor of the Department of e-


Learning Studies, contemporary classrooms fail to meet these educational needs.
wrong. Furthermore, males respond better to ads about self, while females are more externally
focused. A group of researchers confirmed in their review that there is evidence that men
often jump to conclusions while women would first assimilate all the information. In reporting
a study of gender effects on direct mail, researchers found that women responded well when
they could empathise as the female brain is predominantly hard-wired for empathy.
Photographs are more effective with women. Men, however, respond to bold messages since
the male brain is predominantly hard-wired for understanding and building systems.

(Retrieved and adapted from : Gender Effects in Advertising,


International Journal of Market Research, Vol.53 Issue 2)

1. Please indicate the type of support presented by this statement...According to a research


done by an American scientist who is a clinical and neuropsychiatrist Professor, Dr Louann
Brizendine, the hormones flow during pregnancy affect the physiological differences in human
including the brain.

A. Expert opinion
B. Personal opinion
C. Expert testimony
D. Research finding Answer : D
For Questions 2-5, Identify the statements below whether they are fact or
opinion. State F for FACT and O for OPINION.

Statements Fact /Opinion


F
2. These hormonal flows also affect many other parts of the brain that
determines each persons priorities, attitudes, feelings and their
responses.

3. Women see differently from men. F

4. Males can easily manipulate three-dimensional objects, both O


physically and conceptually.
O
5. An exhaustive review of research findings published on gender reveals
that females process advertising elaborately over multiple exposures,
while males see it once and have got it.