Madam Norlida Ahmad

Phone : 604 653 2975
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Qualifications : BA (Lit) Wilmington College, Ohio; M.A. (TESL) University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana, Illinois, USA
Expertise : Learning of English as a Second Language; Secondary Education







Publications 
Book
  • Abd.Rashid Mohamed, Syarifah Norhaidah Syed Idros, Rohizani Yaakub, Muhammad Kamarul Kabilan Abdullah, Norlida Ahmad and others. 2008. Project InSPIRE II – A Need Analysis. School of Educational Studies. 247 pages.
Edited Book
  • Fatimah Saleh, Anna Christina Abdullah, Khadijah Zon, Zurida Haji Ismail, Nik Rosila Nik Yaacob, Mohd Zuri Ghani, Norlida Ahmad, Lee Lay Wah. (2008). Proceedings of the Seminar Kebangsaan Pendidikan Awal Kanak-Kanak dan Pendidikan Khas 2008. (no. of pages: 248).
Chapter in Book
  • Rohizani Yaakub, Norlida Ahmad and Shahabuddin Hashim, 2003. Menjadikan Pengajaran Berkesan, Guru Pelatih dan Keperluan Pengajaran. Universiti Sains Malaysia Publication, 2003. pp 106 – 110.
  • Abdul Rashid Mohamed and Norlida Ahmad, 2003.  Pengurusan Kelas,Pengantar Kaedah Pengajaran Mata Pelajaran  Ilmu Kemanusiaan. Universiti Sains Malaysia Publication, 2003. pp 201 – 220.
  • Norlida Ahmad, 2003.  Refleksi, Pengantar Kaedah Pengajaran   Mata Pelajaran Ilmu Kemanusiaan.  Universiti Sains Malaysia Publication, 2003. pp 221 – 236.
  • Norlida Ahmad, 2003.  Motivasi, Pelajar dan Keperluan Pembelajaran. Universiti  Sains Malaysia Publication, 2003. pp 179 – 198.
  • Abdul Rashid Mohamed and Norlida Ahmad, 2004.  Pengurusan Kelas,Pengantar  Kaedah Pengajaran Mata Pelajaran  Ilmu Kemanusiaan.  Karisma Publications Sdn Bhd., pp 189 – 205.
  • Norlida Ahmad, 2004.  Refleksi,  Pengantar Kaedah Pengajaran Mata Pelajaran   Ilmu Kemanusian. Karisma Publications Sdn Bhd., pp.  206– 219.
  • Puteri Rohani Megat Abdul Rahim and Norlida Ahmad, 2004.  Task-based  Approach as a Teaching Strategy in Promoting the Speaking Skills.  ELT Matters 1: Issues in English Language Learning and Teaching.   Universiti Putra Malaysia Press,  pp 173 – 180.
  • Amir Yazid Ali, Norlida Ahmad, Shahabudin Hashim and Puteri Rohani Megat Abdul Rahim 2004. The Influence of Personality and Learning Styles on Engineering Students' Achievement in an English Course.  ELT Matters 1: Issues in English Language Learning and Teaching.  Universiti Putra Malaysia Press,  pp 282 – 293.
  • Norlida Ahmad, Nuradyani bt Rosly and Puteri Rohani Megat Abdul Rahim 2004.  Promoting and Sustaining Interest in Literature among University Students Through Cooperative Learning. ELT Matters 1: Issues in English Language Learning and Teaching.   Universiti PutraMalaysia Press,  pp 302 – 313.
  • Norlida Ahmad, 2005.  Memotivasi Pelajar, Pelajar dan Keperluan Pembelajaran.  Universiti Sains Malaysia Publication,  pp. 132 – 146.
  • Norlida Ahmad, 2008. Instilling Learner Autonomy in Malaysian English Language Learners towards Lifelong Education, Lifelong Education in Southeast Asian Countries.  ASPENSI Press, Bandung, Indonesia.  pp 48 – 57.
  • Nalliah, M., Abdul Rashid Mohamed dan Norlida Ahmad, 2008. Learning English in Rural Secondary Schools: Difficulties, Learning Styles and Strategies and Motivation. Fundamental Research at USM 2002 – 2005, Volume 3 (Arts).Penerbit USM. pp 178 – 186
Articles in Journals

International Journal

  • Kabilan, M.K., Abdul Rashid M., Sharifah Noraidah, S. I., Fong, S. F.,Norlida, A. & Leong, L. M. (2006). The e-Lesson Creator. Internet Journal of e-Language Learning and Teaching, 3(2): 28-32. (online) 

National Journal

  • Norlida Ahmad, Nuradyani Rosly and Puteri Rohani Megat Abdul Rahim, 2002. Promoting and Sustaining Interest in Literature Among University Students Through Cooperative Learning, Educator's Digest, Vol. 2, No. 2/2002. pp. 77 – 90.
  • Norlida Ahmad, Puteri Rohani Megat Abdul Rahim and Suzila Mohd Shukor, 2003. Using Peer review As Motivation Tool In a Writing Class.Educators and Education Journal, Vol. 18, 2002/2003. pp. 39 – 48.
  • Norlida Ahmad, Amir Yazid Ali and Puteri Rohani Megat Abdul Rahim, 2003. Influence of Personality and Learning Styles on Engineering Students' Achievement in an English Course. Educator's Digest, Vol. 3, No. 2 /2003. pp. 39 – 50.
  • Aini Faridah Azizul Hassan, Puteri Rohani Megat Abdul Rahim,  andNorlida Ahmad, 2004. Helping University Students with Low English Proficiency Through Computer Technology. Educator's Digest, Vol. 4, No. 2 /2004. pp. 33 – 39.
  • Norlida Ahmad. 2005. Using Songs to Teach Language? Why Not? Educator's Digest, Vol. 5, No.  1 /2005
  • Rohizani Yaakub & Norlida Ahmad.  Promoting Student Autonomy Towards an Effective Language Learning. Educators' Digest. Jld.5, Bil. 1/ 2005.
  • Abdul Rashid Mohamed, Shaik Abdul Malik Mohamed Ismail, Munirah Ghazali, Abdul Ghani Abdullah, Sharifah Norhaidah Syed Idros,Mohammad Kamarul Kabilan, Norlida Ahmad, Leong L. M., Tan K. E., Fong, S. F. & Termit Kaur (2007). A Prototype Electronic Lesson Generator for Malaysian Teachers. Malaysian Education Deans' Council Journal, Vol.1, 9-16.
  • Abdul Rashid Mohamed, Lee Lay Wah, Sharifah Norhaidah Syed Idros &Norlida Ahmad. (2007). A website for teachers on the go: The e-Lesson Creator. Diges Pendidik Jld 7. Bil 2/2007.
  • Rohizani Yaakub and Norlida Ahmad. 2007. Literature for Cultural Interaction.  Educator's Digest, Vol. 5, No.  1 /2007
Conference Proceedings

International Conference

  • Rohizani Yaakub and Norlida Ahmad. 2003. Alternative Evaluation Techniques in the Classroom. 2nd International Conference on Measurement and Evaluation in Education: Profiling Growth in Teaching and Learning Proceedings. pp: 26 – 34.
  • Aminah Ayob, Anna Christina Abdullah, Norlida Ahmad, Munirah Ghazali and Shafia Abdul Rahman. 2003. Assessing Preschool Teachers Readiness to Teach English at KEMAS Preschool. 2nd International Conference on Measurement and Evaluation in Education: Profiling Growth in Teaching and Learning Proceedings. pp: 273 – 280.
  • Norlida Ahmad, Shafia Abdul Rahman, Munirah Ghazali and Anna Christina Abdullah. 2003.  Assessing Preschool Children's Basic Reading and Speaking Skills in English. 2nd International Conference on Measurement and Evaluation in Education: Profiling Growth in Teaching and Learning Proceedings. pp: 281 – 285.
  • Mahbub Ahsan Khan, Muhammad Kamarul Kabilan Abdullah and Norlida Ahmad,(2008), 2nd International Malaysian Educational Technology Convention: Converging Technology, Pedagogy and Content, Learning Experiences with E-portfolios: A Study on Pre-Service ESL Teachers.Universiti Sains Malaysia Publication pp 361 – 371

International Conference Presentations

  • Norlida Ahmad, Puteri Rohani Megat Abdul Rahim and Suzila Mohd Shukor. A Survey of Students' Strengths and Weaknesses in Some Topics of Basic Grammar Upon Entering Universiti Sains Malaysia.International Conference on Teaching and Learning. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and Malaysian National Commission for UNESCO, Renaissance Palm Garden, Putrajaya, Selangor. 24-25 November 1999.
  • Norlida Ahmad, Puteri Rohani Megat Abdul Rahim and Suzila Mohd Shukor. A Survey of First Year Engineering Students' Grammar Foundation at Universiti Sains Malaysia Perak Branch Campus.  The Millennium MICELT: Lessons From the Past, Tracks for the Future.Universiti Putra Malaysia and Pearson Education Malaysia, The RivierraBay Resort, Tanjung Keling, Malacca. 15 – 17 May 2000. 
  • Norlida Ahmad, Puteri Rohani Megat Abdul Rahim and Suzila Mohd Shukor. Peer-Review as a Motivational Tool at Tertiary Level.  International Seminar on Learning and Motivation: Insights From Multiple Perspectives. Universiti Utara Malaysia, Copthorne Hotel, Penang. 8 – 10 October 2001
  • Norlida Ahmad, Puteri Rohani Megat Abdul Rahim and Nuradyani Rosly. Promoting and Sustaining Interest in Literature among University Students Through Cooperative Learning.   The Malaysian International Conference on English Language Teaching (MICELT): ELT Today: Sustaining Roots, Spreading Branches. Universiti Putra Malaysia, Seremban Hilton. 7 – 9 May 2002
  • Norlida Ahmad, Shabuddin Hashim, Amir Yazid Ali and Puteri Rohani Megat Abdul Rahim.  The Influence of Personality and Learning Styles on Engineering Students' Achievement in an English Course The Malaysian International Conference on English Language Teaching (MICELT): ELT Today: Sustaining Roots, Spreading Branches. Universiti Putra Malaysia, Seremban Hilton. 7 – 9 May 2002
  • Aini Faridah Azizul Hassan, Puteri Rohani Megat Abdul Rahim andNorlida Ahmad. Promoting Learner Autonomy In Language Learning Through Self Access Computer Support.   The 2nd. International Seminar on Learning and Motivation: Issues and Challenges in a Borderless World. Universiti Utara Malaysia Copthorne Hotel, Penang. 13 – 15 October 2003
  • Rohizani Yaakub and Norlida Ahmad. Autonomous Learner: How Can Teachers Help?   2nd. International Seminar on Learning and Motivation: Issues and Challenges in a Borderless World.  Universiti Utara Malaysia. Copthorne Hotel, Penang  13 – 15 October 2003.
  • Rohizani Yaakub and Norlida Ahmad.  Redesigning Teacher's Roles towards a Learners' Autonomous Education.  The 6th International Conference on Language and Development, Intercontinental Hotel,Tashkent, Uzbekistan. 15-17 October 2003
  • Norlida Ahmad, Puteri Rohani Megat Abdul Rahim and Nuradyani Rosly.  Task-Based Approach As A Teaching Strategy In Promoting Speaking Skill. The Malaysian International Conference on English Language Teaching (MICELT): English – Alien Language: Understanding The Extraterritorial and Extraterrestrial Properties of the Phenomenon in ELT. Universiti Putra Malaysia. Hotel Equatorial Melaka. 10 – 12 May 2004.
  • Norlida Ahmad, Amir Yazid Ali, Anna Christina Abdullah and Munirah Ghazali.  Assessing Malaysian Preschool Children's Basic English Proficiency Beijing Learner autonomy.  The 4th International Symposium on ELT in China. Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press.Beijing, China. 21 – 25 May 2004
  • Norlida Ahmad, Rohizani Yaakub and Puteri Rohani Megat Abdul Rahim.   Towards Learner Autonomy In Teaching English In Malaysia.The 4th International Symposium on ELT in China. Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press. Beijing, China. 21 – 25 May 2004
  • Norlida Ahmad and Rohizani Yaakub. Memupuk Autonomi Pelajar ke Arah Pembelajaran Bahasa Yang Lebih Berkesan. The International Seminar Toward the Bright Future of Japanese and ASEAN Cultures. Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Indonesia.  6 – 8 December 2004
  • Amir Yazid Ali and Norlida Ahmad. Instilling interest in literature for Engineering students Through personality and learning styles.  The International Conference on Literature As a A Means for Cultural Interaction. Mutah University, Karak,  Jordan. 24 – 26 April 2005
  • Norlida Ahmad, Rohizani Yaakob and Amir Yazid Ali. The Issue Of Culture In The Teaching Of Literature For Malaysian Schools.  International Conference on Literature As a A Means for Cultural Interaction.  Mutah University, Karak,  Jordan. 24 – 26 April 2005
  • Rohizani Yaakob and Norlida Ahmad.  Literature for Cultural Interaction: The Malaysian Experience. The International Conference on Literature As a A Means for Cultural Interaction. Mutah University, Karak,  Jordan. 24 – 26 April 2005
  • Norlida Ahmad, Zurida Ismail and Maznah Ali. Assessing English Vocabulary Problem Among TESOL Teacher Trainees. The 3rd International Conference On Measurement and Evaluation in Education (ICMEE), USM, Grand Plaza Park Royal Hotel, Batu Feringghi, Penang. 13-15 February 2006
  • Lin Siew Eng, Abdul Rashid Mohamed and Norlida Ahmad. UsingReading Matrix to Gauge ESL Reading Proficiency Workshop. The 3rd International Conference On Measurement and Evaluation in Education (ICMEE), USM, Grand Plaza Park Royal Hotel, Batu Feringghi, Penang. 13-15 February 2006
  • Razanawati Nordin and Norlida Ahmad.  Assessing   Perceptual Learning-Style Preference of ESL High and Low Proficiency Students at Post Secondary Level. Kuala Lumpur International Conference on Assessment (KLICA). Malaysia Examination Syndicate, Ministry of Education Malaysia, Sunway Lagoon Resort Hotel, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. 16 – 19 May  2006
  • Norlida Ahmad and Suzila Mohd Shukor.  Assessing Students' Writing Through Peer Review.  Kuala Lumpur International Conference on Assessment (KLICA). Malaysia Examination Syndicate, Ministry of Education Malaysia, Sunway Lagoon Resort Hotel, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. 16 – 19 May  2006.

National Conference

  • Norlida Ahmad, 1997. Phonological Variability in the Teaching of English, Seminar UPA 1997 Proceedings. pp: 62 – 67.
  • Norlida Ahmad, 1998. Students' Motivation and Attitude Towards Learning English: A Survey on USM Engineering Students, Seminar UPA 1998 Proceedings. pp: 77 – 86.
  • Norlida Ahmad, 2000.   English Proficiency Workshop For Elementary School Students of Kg Teluk, Student Motivation Workshop 2000 Proceedings. pp: 35 – 52.
  • Norlida Ahmad, Rohizani Yaakub, Shahabuddin Hashim and Suzila Mohd Shukor, 2002. Attitude of Preschool Teachers Towards English,National Seminar of Early Childhood Education 2002 Proceedings, pp: 62 – 70.
  • Shahabuddin Hashim, Norlida Ahmad and Rohizani Yaakub, 2002. Preschoolers Critical Thinking Abilties. National Seminar of Early Childhood Education 2002 Proceedings. pp: 113 – 118.
  • Norlida Ahmad, Suzila Mohd Shukor and Nuradyani Rosly, 2002. Making Reading Fun at Preschool Level, National Seminar of Early Childhood Education 2002 Proceedings. pp: 150 – 154.
  • Rohizani Yaakub, Norlida Ahmad and Shahabuddin Hashim, 2002. Teachers' Role in Learners' Autonomy. National Seminar For School Based Assessments 2002 Proceeding, pp: 90 – 98.
  • Shahabuddin Hashim, Rohizani Yaakub and Norlida Ahmad, 2002. The Implementation of History Coursework for Form 2 Students: A Case Study. National Seminar For School Based Assessments 2002 Proceeding, pp. 277 – 285.
  • Norlida Ahmad and Puteri Rohani Megat Abdul Rahim, 2002. English Language Assessments for PKBS: Teachers Know Best, National Seminar For School Based Assessments 2002 Proceeding, pp. 295 – 305.
  • Abdul Rashid Mohamed, Shaik Abdul Malik Mohamed Ismail, Munirah Ghazali, Abdul Ghani Abdullah, Sharifah Norhaidah Syed Idros,Mohammad Kamarul Kabilan, Norlida Ahmad, Leong L. M., Tan K. E.,Fong, S. F. & Termit Kaur (2007). A Prototype Electronic Lesson Generator for Malaysian Teachers.  Institution Paper presented at the 2007 National Seminar of the Coordinating Committee for Teacher Education (JPPG), 18 - 20 Nov 2007, Seremban, Malaysia.  Pp.80-88.
  • Suzila Mohd Shukor and Norlida Ahmad (2008).  Using Short Film to Teach in Preschool.  National Seminar of Early Childhood and Special Education 2008 Proceedings. pp 163 – 167.
Other Pertinent Informations

TRANSLATION

  • Michael Ramundo and Susan Shelly, 2003.  Panduan Berguna Memotivasi Manusia. Pearson Prentice Hall. (384 pages).

TEACHING MODULES

  • Suzila Mohd Shukor and Norlida Ahmad.  (1998, 1999, & 2000). Intermediate Spoken English.  LKI 241 Course.  Academic Services Unit, USM Engineering Campus.  (72 pages).
  • Norlida Ahmad.  (1998, 1999, & 2000). Oral Communication For Social and Occupational Purposes.  LKI 441 Course.  Academic Services Unit, USM Engineering Campus.  (93 pages).
  • Wardah Yusof and Norlida Ahmad.  (1998, 1999, & 2000). Technical English 4. LKI 460 Course.  Academic Services Unit, USM Engineering Campus.  (154 pages).
  • Hashim Othman, Rohizani Yaakub, Yacob Shamsudin and Norlida Ahmad. 2002.  Modul Pengajaran Bahasa Melayu (Aras 1).  Special Education Research Network (SERNET: USM – HCC). (137 pages)
  • Hashim Othman, Rohizani Yaakub, Yacob Shamsudin and Norlida Ahmad. 2002.  Modul Pengajaran Bahasa Melayu (Aras 2).  Special Education Research Network (SERNET: USM – HCC). (140 pages)
  • Hashim Othman, Rohizani Yaakub, Yacob Shamsudin and Norlida Ahmad. 2002.  Modul Pengajaran Bahasa Melayu (Aras 3).  Special Education Research Network (SERNET: USM – HCC). (156 pages)
  • Hashim Othman, Rohizani Yaakub, Yacob Shamsudin and Norlida Ahmad. 2002.  Modul Pengajaran Bahasa Melayu (Aras 4).  Special Education Research Network (SERNET: USM – HCC). (144 pages).
  • Hashim Othman, Norlida Ahmad, Rosli Othman, Khairul Aman Bistamam, Fatimah Saleh and Zurida Ismail. 2002.  Modul 3: Kursus Keguruan Sekolah Agama Rakyat
Research(es)
Title : Keberkesanan Latihan Kemahiran Bahasa Inggeris dan ICT Kepada Guru-guru KEMAS untuk Mempertingkatkan Penguasaan Asas Kanak-kanak Peringkat Prasekolah. (The Effectiveness of English Language and ICT skills to KEMAS Teachers 
Lead researcher : Aminah Ayob 
Co-researcher : Anna Christina Abdullah, Munirah Ghazali, Norlida Ahmad, Sharifah Norhaidah, Shafia Abdul Rahman, Nordin Hj. Razak 
Funded By : USM 
Year : 2001 – 2004 
Status : COMPLETED 


Title : Learning English in Malaysia Rural Secondary Schools: Difficulties, Learning Styles & Strategies and Motivation 
Lead researcher : Milldred Padmani Thiyagarah 
Co-researcher : Abdul Rashid Mohamed, Norlida Ahmad 
Funded By : MOHE 
Year : 2002 – 2004 
Status : COMPLETED 


Title : Developing Reuseable Learning Objects For The Teaching And Learning Of The English Language For Standard 5 And Standard 6 Students – The E-Lesson Creator Project. 
Lead researcher : Abdul Rashid Mohamed 
Co-researcher : Sharifah Norhaidah Syed Idros, Mohammad Kamarul Kabilan, Fong Soon Fook, Norlida Ahmad, Leong Lai Mei, Tan Kok Eng, and Lee Lay Wah 
Funded By : OTHERS (INTERNATIONAL) 
Year : 2004 – 2005 
Status : COMPLETED 


Title : Determining Factors Affecting the Rate of Diffusion of ICT Integrated Teaching and Learning Processes in Rural and Urban Schools  
Lead researcher : Rohizani Yaakub  
Co-researcher : Sharifah Norhaidah Syed Idros, Norlida Ahmad, Mohd.Ali Shamsudin, Aswati Hamzah  
Funded By : USM 
Year : 2007-2009  
Status : ONGOING