Prakash V. Arumugam

Name of Staff: Prakash V. Arumugam
Designation: Dean
Qualifications: Bachelor of Social Sciences (Economics) (Hons) (USM), Master of Public Administration (USM), Master of Economic Management (USM)

 

Course / Module Writing Experience

He has hands on experience in using open educational resources (OER) in writing and adapting courses. He has written and adapted several courses at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including Microeconomics, Public Systems Management, Public Policy, Development Planning and Administration, Policy Analysis and Implementation, Contemporary Administrative Systems, Disaster Management, Economic Environment of Business, Research Methods and Quantitative Techniques.

He has also contributed in the writing and development of courses including International Business, Macroeconomics and Business Statistics.

 Research Interest     

Current research interest is in the area of foreign direct investment between East Asia and Southeast Asian economies. Also conducts research in distance learning and adult motivation including retention studies, student support and assessment design.

Research Projects

 External Grants

  1. Advancing Equity and Access to Higher Education Through Open and Distance Learning / BUKA. Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education Grant. (November 2019 – November 2022) – Lead Researcher.

Internal Grants

  1. Development of a Digital Entrepreneurial Start-up Kit for the Graduates: From Ideation, Incubation, Acceleration to Expansion (01/09/2020 to 28/02/2021) – Centre of Research Innovation (CeRI) – Co-Researcher

  2. A Study of factors that are hindering the students’ success in ODL programmes of WOU and designing strategies to enhance students’ successes rate – Institute of Research and Innovation Research Grant (December 2016 – September 2018) – Co-Researcher

  3. Stakeholder’s Expectation on Employee Well-Being: A Case Study of Open Distance Learning (ODL) University – Institute of Research and Innovation Research Grant (December 2016 – April 2018) – Co-Researcher

Selected Publications: Journals and Proceedings

  1. Norizan B.R., Intan, O. and Prakash V.A. (2020). Linking Work-Life Balance and Employee Well-being: Do supervisor Support and Family Support Moderate the Relationship? International Journal of Business and Society (IJBS). Vol. 21 (2) 588 – 606.    

  2. Norizan B.R. and Prakash V.A. (2019). Evaluating Work-Life Balance and Individual Well-Being with the Moderating Role of Organisational Climate. Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities (JSSH). Vol. 27 (4) Dec 2019.

  3. Lim G.N. and Prakash V.A. (2019). Environmental Corporate Social Responsibility Management and Strategy to Reshaping Consumer Behaviour. IOP Conf. Ser.: Earth Environ. Sci. 268 (2019) 012122.

  4. Prakash V.A. (2019). Economic Diversification and Foreign Direct Investment in ASEAN5. Regional Symposium on “Connectivity, Mobility and Regional Integration in ASEAN. 15 February 2019. Penang, Malaysia.

  5. Tenku N.H. and Prakash V.A. (2019). Brain Drain: The mobility and the connectivity. Regional Symposium on “Connectivity, Mobility and Regional Integration in ASEAN. 15 February 2019. Penang, Malaysia.

  6. Lim G.N. and Prakash V.A. (2019). Develop Corporate Social Responsibility with Sustainable Development Goals Compass. Regional Symposium on “Connectivity, Mobility and Regional Integration in ASEAN. 15 February 2019. Penang, Malaysia.

  7. Ramesh, C. S., Kawachi, P., Jumani, N.B., Hussain, I. & Prakash, V.A. (2018). Politics and Management of University Reforms. Asian Journal of Distance Education. Vol 13(2), pp 1 – 6.

  8. Ramesh, C. S., Kawachi, P., Jumani, N.B., Hussain, I. & Prakash, V.A. (2018). Open Learning Systems and Data Privacy in Digital Era. Asian Journal of Distance Education. Vol 13(1), pp 1 – 4.

  9. Lim, G.N. & Prakash V.A. (2018). Environmental Corporate Social Responsibility Management, ECSRM and Strategy to Reshaping Consumer. International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Green Technology, 11-14 December 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

  10. Prakash V. A. (2018). Academic excellence, sustained motivation and ODL students. 32nd Asian Association of Open Universities Annual Conference, 24 – 26 October 2018, Hanoi, Vietnam.

  11. Prakash V. A. (2018). E-learning for human resource development and its impact on employee performance. 32nd Asian Association of Open Universities Annual Conference, 24 – 26 October 2018, Hanoi, Vietnam.

  12. Prakash, V.A. (2017). Distributed leadership in a distributed learning environment. 31st Asian Association of Open Universities Annual Conference, 27 – 29 October 2017, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

  13. Prakash, V.A. (2017). Instructional Design and Course Delivery in an Online Setting: Issues and Challenges. 31st Asian Association of Open Universities Annual Conference, 27 – 29 October 2017, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

  14. Norizan Baba Rahim, Intan Osman & Prakash, V.A. (2017). Work-Life Balance and Individual Well-Being: The Moderating Effect of Organisational Climate. International Conference on Human Capital and Knowledge Management (ICHCKM 2017), 10 October 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

  15. Prakash, V.A. (2017). Reaching the Unreached through Online Delivery: Issues and Challenges. International Conference on Open and Innovative Education, 12 – 14 July 2017, Hong Kong.

  16. Norizan Baba Rahim, Intan Osman & Prakash, V.A. (2017). Do Supervisor and Family Support Moderate the Relationship Between Work-Life Balance and Individual Well-Being: Evidence from Open Distance Learning (ODL) University? SIBR Conference on Interdisciplinary Business & Economics Research, 6 – 7 July 2017, 2017, Osaka, Japan.

  17. Prakash, V.A. (2016). Open Educational Resources and Cost Savings Efforts: Lessons from WOU. The International Journal on Open and Distance e-Learning, Vol. 2(2), December 2016, pp 49-60.

  18. Prakash, V.A. (2016). OER and Cost Savings: Lessons from WOU.30th Asian Association of Open Universities Annual Conference, 26 – 29 October 2016, Manila, Philippines.

  19. Prakash, V.A. (2015). Effective Tutoring: Learner’s Perception and Institutional Responsibility. Pakistan Journal of Distance and Online Learning, Vol. 1(1), December 2015, pp 11-24.

  20. Prakash, V.A. (2015). Motivation, Learning Strategies and Distance Learners. 29th Asian Association of Open Universities Annual Conference, 30 November – 2 December 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

  21. Emmanuel, J.S., Prakash, V.A., & Ch’ng L.K. (2015). Stressors, Coping Strategies and Use of Social Support: A Comparison of Male and Female Undergraduate Open Distance Learning Students at The WOU Penang Learning Centre. 29th Asian Association of Open Universities Annual Conference, 30 November – 2 December 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

  22. Prakash, V.A. (2014). Moodle Quizzes in the Learning Environment. 28th Asian Association of Open Universities Annual Conference, 28-31 October 2014, Hong Kong.

  23. Prakash, V.A. (2013). Personalised System of Instructions: The ODL way. AAOU Journal, Vol. 8 (1), March 2013, pp 13-22.

  24. Prakash, V.A.(2013). Effective Tutoring: Learner’s Perception and Institutional Responsibility. 27th Asian Association of Open Universities Annual Conference, 1-3 October 2013, Islamabad, Pakistan.

  25. Prakash, V.A.(2012). PowerPoint and Narration: Substituting the Classroom. 26th Asian Association of Open Universities Annual Conference, 16-18 October 2012, Chiba, Japan.

  26. Prakash, V.A.(2012). Personalised System of Instructions: The ODL way. 26th Asian Association of Open Universities Annual Conference, 16-18 October 2012, Chiba, Japan.

  27. Prakash, V.A.(2012). Assessment and Learning Outcomes: QA in motion. International Seminar on Open and Distance Learning, 26 – 28 October 2012, Danang, Vietnam.

  28. Prakash, V.A.(2010). Flight Risk: Indentifying Potential Drop-outs. 24th Asian Association of Open Universities Annual Conference, 26 – 28October 2010, Hanoi, Vietnam.

  29. Prakash, V.A. (2011). Abolishing PPSMI: A move in the right direction…or is it? COL CEMBA/PA Case Study Bank.

Professional Membership/Services

>> Board Member – Journals and Associations

  • Asian Journal of Distance Education (ADJE) – Associate Editor (May 2018 – January 2021)

  • Pakistan Journal of Distance and Online Learning (PJDOL) – Editorial Board Member

  • International Academic Board, CEMBA/PA Consortium, Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver – Member

>> Professional Association

  • Malaysian Economic Association (MEA) – Member

  • Global Association of Teachers of Economics (GATE) – Member

  • International Economic Development and Research Center (IEDRC) – Member

  • Association for Development of Teaching, Education and Learning (ADTEL) – Life Member

>> External Moderator – Examination Papers

  • TAJ International College, Ipoh – Subjects: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics & Statistics

Reviewer – Journals

  • Open Praxis – International Council of Distance Education

  • Pakistan Journal of Distance and Online Learning – Allama Iqbal Open University

  • Online Learning Journal – Online Learning Consortium

External Assessment / Moderation

>> Research Proposal Reviewer (AAOU Collaborative Research Programme)

Proposals:

  • “MOOCs for Mobilising Higher Education in India: A Case Study”

  • “Exploring Student’s Learning Behaviour in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) Using Educational Data Mining Approach: An Analytical Study of Netaji Subhas Open University (NSOU), India, Uttarakhand Open University (UOU), India, Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University (STOU), Thailand and Universitas Terbuka (UT), Indonesia”

> > Programme Assessment

  • Institution: Segi College, Penang

  • Programme: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Global Business) on collaboration with Troy University, USA (2018)

>> Course / Subject moderation

  • Institution: TAJ International College, Ipoh

  • Subjects: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics & Statistics (2013 – present)

Awards / Recognition

  • Education Leadership Award, Golden Globe Tigers Award 2016

  • Rewards and Recognition (2014, 2015), Wawasan Open University

Postgraduate Supervision

Final Year Project Supervision

Commonwealth Executive Master of Business Administration (CeMBA)

  1. Title: The Impact of social media marketing towards branding loyalty on food delivery service between Grab Foo and Food Panda in Penang
    Candidate: Gooi Siang Fung
    Completion : On-going

  2. Title: The benefits and challenges when Malaysian SME Sized (Small & Medium Enterprise) Precision Engineering Factory to achieve The Fourth Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0)
    Candidate: Heng Kim Yeong
    Completion : On-going

  3. Title: The increasing number of consumers towards online shopping in Malaysia (tentative title)
    Candidate: Tan Ee Wen
    Completion : On-going

  4. Title: Key factor to increase young generation joining SME Company
    Candidate: P’ng Khong Yuh
    Completion : 2020

  5. Title: The Effect Of Budgeting On Effectiveness Of Manufacturing Organisations In Penang
    Candidate: Chiang Jia Hao
    Completion : 2020

  6. Title: Factors That Determine People To Buy Health Insurance In Penang
    Candidate: Pakialetchumy A/P Veloosamy
    Completion : 2019

  7. Title: Driving Force Behind E-Loyalty in Online Banking
    Candidate: Chew Yih Ching
    Completion : 2018

  8. Title: Impact of Training on Employee Performance in the Electrical & Electronic (E&E) Industry
    Candidate: Stephen A/L Gopalan
    Completion : 2018

Commonwealth Executive Master of Public Administration (CeMPA)

  1. Title: Dissent Impacts Governance Of Sarawak For The Better
    Candidate: Dorge Rajah
    Completion : 2020

  2. Title: A Study on the Satisfaction Level towards Local Government Service Delivery System in Mersing, Johor
    Candidate: Kan Pei Ying
    Completion : 2017

  3. Title: Implementation of BRIM: Issues and Complications
    Candidate: Khoo Kok Siang
    Completion : 2012

  4. Title: Working Mothers: Work-Life Balance Through Effective Government Policies
    Candidate: Satnam Kaur
    Completion : 2012

  5. Title: Nursing Student’s Perception towards Service Quality of its Public Training Institution
    Candidate: See Teik Lan
    Completion : 2010

Official Correspondence Address

School of Business and Administration
Wawasan Open University
54, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah,
10050 Georgetown,
Penang  

Email Address

prakashva@wou.hcjhosting.com

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