Wan Ahmad Jaafar Wan Yahaya

Work place: Centre for Instructional Technology and Multimedia, Universiti Sains Malaysia

E-mail: wajwy@usm.my


Research Interests: Multimedia Information System


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wan Ahmad Jaafar Wan Yahaya is the Director for the Centre of Alumni Liaison for Universiti Sains Malaysia. Dr. Wan has served as the Deputy Dean for the Centre for Instructional Technology and Multimedia, Universiti Sains Malaysia. In teaching, he has been focusing on Graphic 2D, 3D & Animation, Multimedia Project Management, Multimedia in Education, and 3D Visualisations and Animations. Dr. Wan Ahmad Jaafar received his PhD in Multimedia in Education from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom.

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Emotional Design in Multimedia Learning: How Emotional Intelligence Moderates Learning

By Jeya Amantha Kumar Balakrishnan Muniandy Wan Ahmad Jaafar Wan Yahaya

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijmecs.2016.05.07, Pub. Date: 8 May 2016

This study is designed as a preliminary study to explore the effects of emotional intelligence (EI) on achievement, perceived intrinsic motivation and perceived satisfaction when expose to an emotional designed Multimedia Learning Environment (MLE) that was designed to induce either positive, neutral or negative emotions. All three designs had similar content and narration but differed in visual element such as colour, font size, font style and images. Based on the findings, it was reported that students performed better in the design used to induce negative emotion (NegD design) followed by the positive (PosD) and Neutral (NeuD). There is no significant difference in levels of emotional intelligence towards these learning outcomes; however, students with Low EI performed better overall. EI only qualified perceived satisfaction when using a MLE designed to induce emotions and it was found that students with Low EI preferred the design that induces positive emotions. In addition, High EI students favored designs with emotionality (positive or negative) compared to neutral design.

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The Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence and Students’ Attitude Towards Computers: A Study on Polytechnic Engineering Students

By Jeya Amantha Kumar Balakrishnan Muniandy Wan Ahmad Jaafar Wan Yahaya

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijmecs.2012.09.02, Pub. Date: 8 Sep. 2012

Computers are perceived as an important tool in the world of education. Computer technology today when used in teaching and learning could open the world to students. However when learning is concern, emotions relevant to learning should not be forgotten. Thus emotional intelligence should be considered when computers and learning is concern. There is very little research on the effect of emotional intelligence on learning and on technology. As learning with technology relates to computers, thus this study focuses on the relationship between emotional intelligence and attitudes towards computer. Based on this study it was found that emotional intelligence of the polytechnic engineering students was average and their attitudes towards computers were positive. The relationship between emotional intelligence and attitude towards computer is positive but very weak. Significant difference were found when gender was compared however CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) and ownership of computers did not affect this relationship.

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