High Impact Educational Program

In my opinion, HIEPS comes from High-Impact Practices (HIPs). They share several traits:

  • They demand considerable time and effort,
  • facilitate learning outside of the classroom,
  • require meaningful interactions with faculty and students,
  • encourage collaboration with diverse others, and
  • provide frequent and substantive feedback

HIEPS teaching and learning practices have been widely tested and have been shown to be beneficial for college students from many backgrounds. These practices take many different forms, depending on learner characteristics and on institutional priorities and contexts. High-impact practices that educational research suggests increase rates of student retention and student engagement. Basically, these includes:

First Year Seminar/Experience
Service/Community Based Learning
Diversity/Global Learning
Collaborative Assignment & Project
Capstone Project
Empirical Research
Interdisciplinary Approach to Assessment

List of Scopus Indexed for ICT related Journal

From ICSITECH 2018

Will update from time to time

Lets Learn English – Prepositions

Prepositions often tell you where something is or when something happened.Prepositions are usually used in front of nouns or pronouns and they show the relationship between the noun or pronoun and other words in a sentence. The meanings of prepositions can be vary. From https://www.talkenglish.com/vocabulary/top-50-prepositions.aspx  The top 50 prepositions are as follow:

Word Frequency Type
with 1062 (preposition)
at 624 (preposition)
from 622 (preposition)
into 301 (preposition)
during 103 (preposition)
including 58 (preposition)
until 54 (preposition)
against 46 (preposition)
among 37 (preposition)
throughout 27 (preposition)
despite 17 (preposition)
towards 16 (preposition)
upon 15 (preposition)
concerning 3 (preposition)
of 5220 (preposition, auxiliary verb)
to 4951 (preposition, adverb)
in 2822 (preposition, adverb)
for 1752 (preposition, conjunction)
on 1087 (preposition, adverb, adjective)
by 706 (preposition, adverb)
about 451 (preposition, adverb, adjective)
like 324 (preposition, verb, conjunction)
through 235 (preposition, adverb, adjective)
over 170 (preposition, adjective, noun)
before 141 (preposition, adverb, conjunction)
between 137 (preposition, adverb)
after 110 (preposition, adjective, adverb)
since 107 (preposition, adverb, conjunction)
without 89 (preposition, adverb, conjunction)
under 70 (preposition, adverb, adjective)
within 46 (preposition, adverb)
along 45 (preposition, adverb)
following 39 (preposition, noun, adjective)
across 36 (preposition, adverb, adjective)
behind 22 (preposition, adverb, adjective)
beyond 20 (preposition, noun)
plus 14 (preposition, adjective, noun)
except 6 (preposition, conjunction, idiom)
but 626 (conjunction, preposition, adverb)
up 296 (adverb, preposition, adjective)
out 294 (adverb, preposition, adjective)
around 101 (adverb, preposition)
down 94 (adverb, preposition, adjective)
off 74 (adverb, preposition, adjective)
above 40 (adverb, preposition, adjective)
near 13 (adverb, preposition, adjective)


By the way, for standard 3 – there are only five preposition introduction:

  • In front of
  • behind
  • in
  • under
  • beside

Credit to https://unilifeapps.curtin.edu.au/TheLearningCentre/Display?book=5&page=78 for explaining the common error of prepositions

1. Using the wrong preposition

2. Omitting the preposition

3. Using an extra preposition

Four more things to remember about prepositions

1. The verb ‘to be’ + preposition + adjective

This is a common construction in English.


2. Nouns that follow common prepositions

Common prepositions (at, in, on, out of, under, for, of) are often used in combination with nouns.

3. Verbs that have a predetermined preposition (or two)

Many of our approximately 4000 regular verbs and 200 irregular verbs can be used in combination with prepositions.


Other verbs are linked more closely to one or possibly two prepositions. Below is a short list of 10 verbs that have one (or 2) predetermined prepositions.

Do you know any more verbs like this?

4. Idiomatic verb forms

We do not always link verbs to just one specific preposition. In fact, some verbs, when used idiomatically, are linked to many different prepositions to give that verb a specific meaning. The example below is the verb to get, which means to obtain or receive. Idiomatically, the verb takes on a great many meanings.

Indexed Journal 2018

  1. IJASCA (Scopus Indexed) FREE

IJASCA is a peer-reviewed journal, published three times a year that publishes articles which contribute in all areas of Advances in Soft Computing.

The aim of this journal is to provide a lively forum for the communication of original research papers and timely review articles on Advances in Soft Computing and Its Applications. IJASCA will publish only articles of the highest quality. Submissions will be evaluated on their originality and significance. IJASCA invites submissions in all areas of Soft Computing and Its Applications.

The scope of the journal includes, but is not limited to:

√       Soft Computing Fundamental and Optimization

√       Soft Computing for Big Data Era

√       GPU Computing for Machine Learning

√       Soft Computing Modeling for Perception and Spiritual Intelligence

√       Soft Computing and Agents Technology

√       Soft Computing in Computer Graphics

√       Soft Computing and Pattern Recognition

√       Soft Computing in Biomimetic Pattern Recognition

√       Data mining for Social Network Data

√       Spatial Data Mining & Information Retrieval

√       Intelligent Software Agent Systems and Architectures

√       Advanced Soft Computing and Multi-Objective Evolutionary Computation

√       Perception-Based Intelligent Decision Systems

√       Spiritual-Based Intelligent Systems

√       Soft Computing in Industry ApplicationsOther issues related to the Advances of Soft     Computing in various applications.


2. The International Journal of Interactive Multimedia and Artificial Intelligence (IJIMAI) – ISI Indexed FREE

Topics covered by IJIMAI include but are not limited to:

Artificial Intelligence

  • AI and Multimedia techniques for enhanced accesibility systems.
  • AI in Games.
  • AI for Software Engineering.
  • AI for Ubiquitous Computing.
  • AI for Web Intelligence Applications.
  • AI Parallel Processing Tools (hardware/software).
  • AI Tools for CAD and VLSI
  • AI Tools for Computer Vision and Speech Understanding.
  • AI Tools for Multimedia, Cognitive Informatics.
  • AI components for Service Oriented Arquitectures (SOA).
  • Neural Networks for AI.
  • Fuzzy logic systems.
  • Case base reasoning systems.
  • Heuristic and AI Planning Strategies and Tools,
  • Natural Language Understanding.

Soft Computing: Foundations, Methodologies and Management

  • Computer Networks.
  • Fuzzy Logic.
  • Domain Theory and tyoe theory.
  • Pattern Recognition.
  • Robotics.
  • Web Intelligence.

Data Mining and Knowledge Management

  • Knowledge-Based/Expert Systems.
  • Knowledge Management and Processing Tools.
  • Knowledge Representation Languages.
  • Data Mining and Machine Learning Tools.

Semantic Web, Web Services an Networks

  • Semantic Web.
  • Semantic Reasoners.
  • Semantic web services.
  • Upper ontologies.

Interactive Multimedia

  • Visual Perception.
  • Analysis/Design/Testing.
  • Social networks.
  • Human Computer Interactions
  • User Experience

3. 4th Visual Informatics International Seminar 2018 – Selected papers to Scopus Journal RM700

“Digital Transformation Landscape in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)” to cater the current needs on visual informatics in various research areas and industries. 2nd July 2018

4. Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences (JFAS) – ISI Indexed Free

It covers a wide range of academic disciplines, mainly:

  • Sciences of matter,
  • Engineering sciences,
  • Life sciences,
  • Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Health Sciences,

Selamat Hari Raya 2018

Selamat hari raya dan maaf zahir batin.

Since Eid is time to be grateful. Good tips from Nouman Ali Khan to nurture ourselves during eid celebration:

1. make us people of grateful with what we have

2. Make us people of giving by give more to others.


Bijaksana ialah kerana ilmu, ketetapan hati, meletakkan sesuatu pada tempatnya serta menilik sesuatu menurut harganya. Hikmah kebijaksanaan adalah anurgerah istimewa dari Allah – sesiapa yang mendapat, ia memperoleh anugerah yang sangat banyak.

Tidaklah bijaksana orang orang yang membenarkan perkara yang dusta, meluruskan barang yang bengkok atau orang yang memasuki perkara yang bukan keahliannya.

Kurang cerdas dapat diperbaiki dengan belajar, kurang cekap dapat dihilangkan dengan pengalaman tetapi jika kurang jujur – sulit memperbaikinya.

Petikan daripada buku Peribadi – Abuya Hamka

Tafsir Surah Al Hadid (Besi) bersama Ustazah Norhafizah Musa

Surah Al Hadid (besi) – surah ke 57 dalam al Quran dengan 27 ayat.  Ia adalah kesinambungan daripada surah yang sebelumnya iaitu surah al-waqiah

Intisari surah ialah tentang pembangunan spiritual.  Secara tersuratnya, surah ini menceritakan pembangunan dengan berasaskan besi tetapi secara tersirat, pembangunan spiritual adalah dengan mengingati Allah (bertasbih).

Kaedah mengingat Allah (bertasbih).

  1. Cari keserasian dan keseimbangan dengan alam
    Ayat pertama surah al hadid ialah tentang alam yang sentiasa bertasbih.

    سَبَّحَ لِلَّهِ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ ۖ وَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ – 57:1
    “Whatever is in the heavens and earth exalts Allah, and He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise”Baca ayat alquran yang perkataan pertama bermula dengan tasbih (subhana) ada tujuh ayat yang bermula dengannya terutama ayat ke-3 surah al Hadid.

    Tips, baca ayat ini sebaik sahaja bangun tidur untuk tahajud kerana Allah telah menggerakkan kita untuk bangun malam

    هُوَ الْأَوَّلُ وَالْآخِرُ وَالظَّاهِرُ وَالْبَاطِنُ ۖ وَهُوَ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمٌ – 57:3
    He is the First and the Last, the Ascendant and the Intimate, and He is, of all things, Knowing.

    Tips, baca ayat ke-2 sekiranya rasa bongkak

    لَهُ مُلْكُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ ۖ يُحْيِي وَيُمِيتُ ۖ وَهُوَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ – 57:2
    His is the dominion of the heavens and earth. He gives life and causes death, and He is over all things competent.



Measuring the Social Impact in Financial Terms

RM4000 untuk  – utk output dalam masa 6 bulan;

  1. SROI Report – untuk dapatkan 1 bintang
  2. Edited Book (buku suntingan) – like a book chapter and minimum 10 chapters. Dengan syarat editor perlu orang yang ternama. Edited book boleh dipublish menjadi scopus. Sila dapatkan format buku suntingan daripada Penerbit UTM. Before 31 Ogos 2018 – akan dapat terbit dalam tahun 2018 juga. Hantar nama penilai manuskrip (nominate pensyarah daripada universiti yang lain – penilai yang baik).

SROI – Social Return of Investment – Social Value Measures

SROI analysis  7 principles

  1. Project Scope- establishing scope & identifying key stakeholders.
  2. Outcomes – understand the change. Not only numbers (KPI) but the impact to the society.
  3. Measuring change
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SROI Framework gist-

  1. Involve the stakeholders
  2. Understanding what changes happened to the audience with your project
  3. Value the things that matter to the community/stakeholder
  4. Only include what is material (x value = outcomes)
  5. Do not overclaiming
  6. Be clear and transparent to the community
  7. Verify the results

Social Impact

  1. Activities
  2. Outcomes
  3. Intended — ++ unintended

CBA (Cost Benefit Analysis)

SROI – stakeholder analysis theory

SROI – The Value Map

Stage 0 – Before  you start, it is important to be clear on:

  1. Purpose (activity involves within the purpose)
  2. Rigour (how the activity leads to the desired change)
  3. Audience
  • Activities
  • Activities objectives
  • Period of activities
  • Evaluation of forecast
  • Background
  • resources
  • Who will do it

Stage 2 –  Identify your stakeholders

Stage 3 – Define Inputs, outputs, the outcomes (what changes) for each of the stakeholders.

1. The Input

Inputs are resources used to run the activities – money, people, facilities and
equipment. This is the investment against which the value of the impact is
compared; often most key stakeholders make some kind of investment. It is
important to think through what all stakeholders bring to the mix, not just those that
are providing the funding.

2. The Output

Outputs are the direct and tangible products from the activity; for example the
number of people trained, or the number of computers recycled.

3. The Outcomes

A. Understand change – identify chains of dependendt outcomes dont double count. Be specific about the outcome.

B. Identify the point of the chain to analyze:

  • Go beyond the activity – ask… so what?
  • Be informed by the outcome that your stakeholder consider’s important
  • Feels absolute enough (limited risk)
  • Dont lose focus that slops you from being able to see the important details of what’s doing on

C. Account for all stakeholders – but only once.

Outcomes are changes that occur for stakeholders as a result of the activity; for
example, a new job, improved quality of life or increased community cohesion. This
is the result of the organisation’s work and closely relates to the objectives of the
stakeholder. Outcomes are the most important things to measure and can take
place directly as a result of an output, or indirectly over time as the result of other
outcomes being achieved.

Outcomes can be positive or negative, and it is important that your impact map
details both – even if the negative outcomes are unintended consequences.
Making visible any negative outcomes is important because these must be
subtracted from the social value that you create. From an improving perspective, it
prompts you to think about how you can work to reduce these negative outcomes.

Outcomes may also require knowledge of what happens after the stakeholder has
stopped working or engaging with the organisation. This may mean that some
tracking is required and if you are not yet tracking today, you may be required to
estimate how long an outcome lasts. For example, some people gaining work may
drop back into unemployment. There may also be additional long-term outcomes
that result indirectly from gaining employment, such as improvements in mental
health and well-being.

Outcomes can be:

  1. Entrepreneurs are able to run a business (intended/unintended)
  2. Entrepreneurs are better able to raise investment funds (short-terms/long-terms)
  3. Entrepreneurs are more confident and skilled (positive/negative)

Student Supervision – Meeting 7 2018

Meeting No 7 for Semester 2 2017/2018
Date : Thursday 22th March 2018
Venue : Dr Suraya Ya’acob Room, 7.30.01, Level 7, MJIIT, UTM-AIS KL

Attendance & Milestones

Hawani Update 1: Write Problem Statement
4ir in SME
Still focus on IV&V + 4IR
Current problem: product or production not ready
localize/customization on the shelf product to the industry
Update 2: LR
Develop your LR on concept basis
Update 3: Abstract
Refine the thesis abstract
Jennifer Update1: confirm the  visualization techniques
1. Bump chart, 2. bar chart, 3. Line up, 4. Webchart, 5. Heatmap
Update2: add ranking factors
1. academic, 2. co-cu (2.1. PBD, 2.2. Aktiviti Jasmani), 3. Family Income, 4. Psikometrik
Milestone1: develop using Tableau
All the visualization techniques using mockup data (10 records)
Milestone2: evaluation criteria by 29th March
Semi-structured interview expert basis
Asraf Milestone1: pilot study 1 week before 14th April
Confirm next week; the date for pilot study (2-3 participants) – Siti Isnaine, Pn Yazriwati & Rohaizan.
Need1: Metrix – update the concept for the rest & update the LR – send to me.
Need2: questionnaires done – test with pilot participants.
Izora restructure the writing.