Dr. S.Vijayakumar

Designation : Assistant Professor
Nature of Employment : Regular
Qualification : M.A.Eng,M.A.Linguistics,M.Phil.,B.Ed.,Ph.D
Phone : 9940187775
Email ID : vijayakumar@crescent.education

Teaching

Educational Qualification

Programme Discipline Year of Passing Institution
Ph. D English Language Teaching Pursuing (Registered in 2011) B.S.Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science &Technology
M. Phil Imagery in Wallace Stevens Poetry December 2007 Annamalai University
M.A Linguistics December 2009 Annamalai University
M.A. English Literature October 2000 University of Madras
B.Ed. English Language Teaching April 1998 University of Madras
B.A English Literature September 1996 University of Madras

Experience

Institution Period of work
B.S.Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science &Technology From July 2010 – till date
SRM Institute of Hotel Management July 2008 – July 2010
Apollo Engineering College July 2007-May-2008
Bharathiyar Matriculation Hr.Sec.School August 2004-May 2007

Courses Taught

Course Code Course Name Programme & Semester
EN 101 Technical English B.Tech – I
EN 102 Communication Skills Laboratory – I B.Tech – II
EN 201 Communication Skills Laboratory – II B.Tech – III
EN 121 Communicative English – I B.Arch – I
EN 122 Communicative English – II B.Arch – II
EN 611 Communication Skills Laboratory MCA – II
EN 605 Communication Skills – I MBA – I
EN 615 Communication Skills – II MBA – II
ENC 1182 General English-I B.Sc
ENC 1283 General English-II B.Sc.
ENC6281 Communication Skills M.Sc. (Actuarial Sci.)-I
ENB1181 Confidence Building and Behavioural Skills BSC-Biotech-II
ENB2182 Communication Skills Laboratory B.Tech.Bio Tech.

Research

Conference/Seminar/Workshop Attended

  • Participated in the two day workshop on research Methodology & Quality Assurance organized by the office of Dean, Academic Research Crescent Institute of Science &Technology held on 2nd and 3rd December 2016.
  • Participated in the one day colloquium on Emerging theories and Applications in English Literature and Language Teaching Research held on 13th February 2016.
  • Participated in the One day workshop on Quality Assurance in Academic and Sponsored Research at Crescent Institute of Science &Technology on 7th March 2015
  • Participated in the International workshop on how to do a PhD to an International Standard and how to Publish Articles in Peer Reviewed journals organized by Higher Education Academy London held on 5.8.13 2013.
  • Participated in the all India Workshop on Research Methodology for teacher scholars conducted by Pondicherry University in association with University Grants Commission held from 18.8.11 to 19.8.11.

Participation

  • Participated in the Business English certificate coordination programme organized by Cambridge English on 9th February 2018.
  • Participated in the two day seminar on Industry Institution Collaboration for creating entrepreneurship ecosystem in educational institutions organized by Crescent Institute of Science & Technology on 11th and 12th January 2018.
  • Participated in the one day colloquium on ‘Emerging Theories and Applications in English Literature and Language Teaching Research’ organized by B.S.Abdur Rahman University, Department of English on February 2016.
  • Participated in a two-day workshop on ‘Mobile Enhanced Language Learning’ organised by ELTAI in collaboration with B.S.Abdur Rahman University on 21st and 22nd August 2015.
  • Participated in the two-day Cambridge Master Trainers’ Workshop conducted by Cambridge English in July 2015.
  • Participated in the workshop on “Planning and delivering the lessons in an Outcome based education setting” on 3 January 2014 organized by Faculty Training Academy of B.S.Abdur Rahman University.
  • Participated in the workshop on “Drafting an Effective Lesson Plan: An OBTL Approach” on 10th October 2014 organized by Faculty Training Academy of B.S.Abdur Rahman University.
  • Participated in a one day workshop on “Seven Activities for English Classes in Engineering Colleges” organized by the Department of English, Loyola college of Engineering and Technology, on 22 February 2013.
  • Participated in the third International Workshop on Teaching and Learning in the Twenty First Century on 17th December, 2013 organized by the Faculty Training Academy, B.S.Abdur Rahman University.
  • Participated in the orientation programme for handling the textbook, Cambridge Business Benchmark – BEC Preliminary on 24 January 2013.
  • Participated in the co-ordination programme conducted for the Oral Examiners on 29th October 2012.
  • Participated in the training programme organized for BEC Preliminary Oral Examiners on 17th May 2012
  • Participated in the one-day state level Workshop “CELT 2013 – Creativity in English Language Teaching” held on 11 October 2012 at Crescent Institute of Science &Technology.
  • Participated in one-day training on BEC programme in December 2010.
  • Participated in the Refresher Programme on “E-Content Development” on 4th and 5th July 2013 organized by the Faculty Training Academy, B.S.Abdur Rahman University.
  • Participated in “Faculty Induction Training Programme” organised by the Faculty Training Academy, B.S.Abdur Rahman University from 15th to 17th July 2010.
  • Participated in the one day enrichment programme on soft Skills training organized by Career Guidance Cell, SRM University on 8th August 2009.
  • Participated in the International Tourism Workshop organized by SRM University from 14th to 15th September 2009.

Presentation

  • Presented a paper titled “Effectiveness of Enriched Virtual Model in Higher Education: A Mixed Methods Approach” at the National Conference on Challenges and Opportunities for Teaching and Research In English Language & Literature organized by the Division of Social Sciences & Languages, VIT Chennai on 23rd March 2018.
  • Presented a paper titled An Inclusive Framework for Syllabus Design during the International seminar on role of International Languages in Higher Education (ISRIL-18) held on 16th February 2018 at Hindustan University of Technology & Science.
  • Presented a paper titled Enhancing Learner Engagement in Writing in the two day International Conference held on April 24th and 25th 2015 Science, Technology, Engineering, English Language Learning & Academic Research (STELLAR) organized by the School of advanced sciences, VIT University.
  • Presented a paper titled “Applying Constructivism for Effective Instruction” at the National conference on Recent Advances in Science, Engineering and Management (NCRASEM-2015) organized by Tagore Engineering College on 20th March 2015.
  • Presented a paper titled “Blending Theory, Technology and Pedagogy for Effective Learner Engagement” at the 8th National Conference on Methods and Outcomes of Research in English (MORE 2015) at SRM University, in association with IATEFL on 30 & 31 March 2015.
  • Presented a paper on “Ten commandments of writing pedagogy” in the one-day National Conference on Trends in English for Science & Technology with Special Focus on Technical Writing (TEST’14) at Sathyabama University on 29 January 2014.
  • Presented a paper on “Exploiting Multimedia Resources for Language Teaching at Tertiary Level” in the National Conference on Innovations in English Language Teaching organized by Easwari Engineering College on 23rd November 2013.
  • Presented a paper on “Designing Multimedia Materials for Outcome Based Language Teaching” in the National Conference on Outcome Based Education –A Road to the Future organized by the department of Languages, Hindustan University from 4th to 6th December 2013.
  • Presented a paper titled Process writing Using Multimedia Framework at Tertiary Level in the 8th International Conference organized by department of English & Foreign Languages SRM University.
  • Presented a paper on “Breaking the Writing Barriers and Empowering ESL Learning Using Multimedia Tools” in the two-day National Conference “A Paradigm Shift in English Language Teaching & Testing: A Literary / Linguistic Approach” on 14 & 15 March 2013 at Crescent Institute of Science &Technology.
  • Presented a paper titled “Integrating multimedia resources during process writing at tertiary level: An enhanced teaching paradigm” in the two day international conference on “Outcome Based Teaching and Learning of English” organized by the department of English, Anna University, Chennai on 1 & 2 March 2013.
  • Presented a paper titled “One Size Fits All – Designing Materials for the Heterogeneous Classroom” at the two-day national conference on “Instructional Methods and Materials for Outcome-based Education in English Language Teaching” on 10 & 11 October 2013.
  • Presented a paper entitled “A Rubric Driven Approach to Writing Pedagogy” in the two-day International Symposium on Testing English as a Second Language at Tertiary Level conducted by Anna University, Chennai, on 28-29 June-2012.
  • Presented a paper entitled “Pedagogy Driven Multimedia Classroom: A Practical Approach” in the proceedings of the two-day National Conference on Zealous Language Teaching organized by the department of English S.R.M University on 26th and 27th March 2012.
  • Presented a paper titled “Harnessing the Power of Multimedia Instruction in a Multilevel Class – A Practical Approach” at the two-day National Seminar on Technology Integrated Language Teaching – TILT 2012 on March 1 & 2, 2012 at B.S.Abdur Rahman University in association with Cambridge ESOL.
  • Presented a paper titled “Need Analysis for Written Communication in an ESP Classroom – A Survey” in the International Conference on Professional English (ICOPE 2012) held at Veltech Dr.RR & Dr. SR Technical University, Avadi on 15th & 16th February 2012.
  • Presented a paper titled “Integrating Technology for Brainstorming; A Plethora of Pre-writing Tasks” at the 6th International and 42nd Annual ELTAI Conference organized by VIT University, Vellore from 16 to 18 June 2011.
  • Presented a paper titled “Integration of technology for interactive Writing in an ESL Class” at the 6th National Conference SMILE 2011 organised by SRM University on 4th & 5th April 2011.
  • Presented a paper titled “Task Based Approach to Teaching Writing through Web Flash” at the UGC sponsored National Seminar on Applied Linguistics at the University of Madras on 15th & 16th March 2011.
  • Presented a paper titled “Synthesis of Contemporary Research on Academic Writing” in the 2nd National Conference on Recent Advancements in Science & Humanities organized by United Institute of Technology, Coimbatore on 18th & 19th March 2011.
  • Presented a paper titled “ A Meta-Analysis on Process-Writing in the two day International Seminar on Humanistic Language & Literature Teaching” organized by the Dept. of English, Anna University, Chennai, on 18th & 19th February 2011.
  • Presented a paper entitled Humanistic Approach to Language Teaching in the 5th International Conference organized by ELTAI in association with with British Council and American Centre at Anna Adrash College for Women from 5th to 7th August 2010.
  • Presented a paper entitled Task Based Language Teaching in the two day National Seminar on Teaching of General & Technical English organized by the Department of English, Anna University, Chennai on 5th and 6th February 2011.
  • Presented a paper titled “Women’s Competency & Leadership” organized by SRM Institute at 28th February 2009.
  • Presented a paper titled ‘Activity Based Learning’ in the fourth International Conference on Managing Mixed Ability Classes organized by British Council and American Centre, New Delhi on 7-9 August 2009.

Publications

International Journals

  • Vijayakumar.S and RevathiViswanathan ” Performance Analysis in Blended and Online Classrooms: An Experimental Study.” CALL-EJ (2018) 19.2 (n.d.): 98-122. Scopus.
  • Vijayakumar. S. A New Model for Teaching Writing at Tertiary level. (2018). International Journal of Research and reviews. Vol.7.Issue.1. 321-337. UGC listed Journal.
  • Vijayakumar, S. “A Holistic Approach to Course Design in Higher Education”. International Journal of Scientific research & Review. (2018). Vol 7, No.2 325-329. UGC listed Journal
  • Vijayakumar.S.Development of Multimedia Courseware for Second Language Acquisition. International Journal of Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Studies (IJIMS), 2017, Vol 4, No.3, 328-337.
  • Vijayakumar, S. “Improving Content and Form in writing”. International Journal of Advanced Research”. (2017) 603-613. 5 (6).
  • Vijayakumar.S and ShahinSultana.A. An “Integration of Multimedia for Teaching Writing Skills.” CALL-EJ (2016) 17.2 (n.d.):2015, 55-84. Scopus.
  • Vijayakumar.S and ShahinSultana.A “Impact of Web-Based Intervention in a Writing Classroom”. Man in India, (2016). 96(5), 1543-51. Scopus.
  • Vijayakumar.S&ShahinSultana.A. “To What Extent do Writing Instructors Apply the Process Approach at Tertiary Level? A Survey”.Research Journal of English Language and Literature (RJELAL).Vol.3.3. (July-Sep 2015) p 353-363.
  • Vijayakumar,S&ShahinSultana.A “Fostering Learner Engagement through Web-Based Instruction: A Qualitative Approach”. Language in India.(Jul 2015), Vol. 15 Issue 7, p353-363. UGC listed Journal.
  • Vijayakumar, S &ShahinSultana.A ”Peer Editing using Web-Based Instruction: A quantitative approach”. International Journal of Current Research.Vol.7 Issue, 12, 2015 p.35-39. Thomson Reuters.
  • Vijayakumar, S. “Multimedia Infrastructure and Practical Application: Is there a Correlation”? IASET: Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (IASET: JHSS) 1.1(Jan-Jun 2015)2015, 19-22.
  • Vijayakumar, S. “Using technology for Brainstorming in a Writing Class: An Innovative Approach.” Journal of Technology. 1.2 (April 2011): n. pag.
  • Vijayakumar, S. “Efficacy of Learning Model in the Digital Classroom: An Evidence-Based Study”. Lang Lit. (August 2015). Vol. 2 Issue 1 p353-363.

Book Publication

  • Vijayakumar.S“Technology Enhance Approach to facilitate writing skills at tertiary level” Lambert Academic publishing. Germany. ISBN 9786139577972 P1-226.
  • Vijayakumar.S, &Michael Des Jardins (Eds.) (2018) Research Practices in Computer Assisted Language Teaching and Assessment (pp. 1-130). Frankfurt, Scholar’s press, Omniscriptum publishing. ISBN 978-620-2-31559-3
  • Vijayakumar.S “Imagery in American Poetry with Special Reference to Wallace Stevens”Grinn Publishers Munich. (In Press)

Coauthored books

  • Interactive English, A course book for first year B.Tech students. Editions 1 ,2 3 & 4( 2014-2016) Patel printers ISBN 81-923-661-0-4

Chapters in Edited books

  • Vijayakumar.S, Catherine Anna Pushpam. A & Martin Saraceni (2018) Reimagining Blended Models for Course Delivery. In Vijayakumar.S&Michael Des Jardins (Eds.), Research Practices in Computer Assisted Language Teaching and Assessment (pp. 1-30). Frankfurt, Scholar’s press, Omniscriptum publishing. ISBN 81-923-661-0-4
  • Vijayakumar.S& Michael Wallace (2018). Revitalizing Writing Classrooms using Technology. In Vijayakumar.S&Michael Des Jardins (Eds.), Research Practices in Computer Assisted Language Teaching and Assessment (pp. 57-77). Frankfurt, Scholar’s press, Omniscriptum publishing. ISBN 81-923-661-0-4
  • Vijayakumar.S& Michael Des Jardins (2018).Promises and Pitfalls of Blended and Online Instruction. In Vijayakumar.S&Michael Des Jardins (Eds.), Research Practices in Computer Assisted Language Teaching and Assessment (pp. 67-87). Frankfurt, Scholar’s press, Omniscriptum publishing. ISBN 81-923-661-0-4

Co-authored Chapters in Edited books

  • Catherine Anna Pushpam. A &Vijayakumar.S(2018). An Empirical Approach to Alternative Assessment. In Vijayakumar.S&Michael Des Jardins (Eds.), Research Practices in Computer Assisted Language Teaching and Assessment (pp. 90-100). Frankfurt, Scholar’s press, Omniscriptum publishing. ISBN 81-923-661-0-4
  • Md.Sahidul Islam &Vijayakumar.S.(2018).Fostering Language Skills using Wiki spaces. In Vijayakumar.S&Michael Des Jardins (Eds.), Research Practices in Computer Assisted Language Teaching and Assessment (pp. 111-121). Frankfurt, Scholar’s press, Omniscriptum publishing. ISBN 81-923-661-0-4
  • Shahin Sultana. A &Vijayakumar.S. (2018).SAMR- Model as a Pedagogical Framework to Teach Process Writing. . In Vijayakumar.S&Michael Des Jardins (Eds.), Research Practices in Computer Assisted Language Teaching and Assessment (pp. 517-533). Frankfurt, Scholar’s press, Omniscriptum publishing. ISBN 81-923-661-0-4

Papers published in Conference Proceedings

  • Vijayakumar.S. “Blending Theory, Pedagogy and Technology for Effective Learner Engagement”. Proc. of Methods and Outcomes of Research in English, India, Chennai. April ed. 2015 ed. Vol. 1. Chennai: Department of English and Foreign Languages, n.d. 195-200. Print. ISBN 978-81-908397-5-4
  • Vijayakumar.S. “One Size Fits All Approach to Material Design”. Proc. of National Seminar on English Language Teaching in Connect with Digital Technology-Innovative Classroom Strategy for Gen Y Student, India, Chennai. April ed. Coimbatore: Bonfring, 2014. 53-55. Print. ISBN 978-93-83-459-537.
  • Vijayakumar.S. “Ten Commandments of Writing Pedagogy”. Proc. of Trends in English for Science & Technology with Special Focus on Technical Writing, India, Chennai. January ed. Chennai: Sathyabama U, 2014. 85-88. Print. ISBN 978-93-83409-03-7.
  • Vijayakumar. “Breaking the Writing Barriers and Empowering ESL Learners Using Multimedia Tools”. Proc. of A Paradigm Shift in English Language Teaching & Testing: A Literary-Linguistic Approach, India, Chennai. March ed. Vol. 1. Chennai: Department of English: B.S. Abdur Rahman U, 2013. 108-12. Print. ISBN 978192366111
  • Vijayakumar.S. “Pedagogy Driven Multimedia Classroom: A Practical Approach”. Proc. of Zealous Language Teaching, India, Chennai. March ed. Vol. 1. Chennai: Department of English and Foreign Languages, 2012. 54-57. Print. ISBN 9788190839723.
  • Vijayakumar.S, and Shahin Sultana. A. “Harnessing the Power of Multimedia Instruction in a Multilevel Class – A Practical Approach”. Proc. of the Two-day National Seminar on Technology Integrated Language Teaching, India, Chennai. 2012 ed. Vol. 1. Chennai: Department of English, B.S.Abdur Rahman U, 2012. 24-32. Print. ISBN 81-923661-0-4.
  • Vijayakumar.S. “Need Analysis for Written Communication in an ESP Classroom – A Survey”. Proc. of International Conference on Professional English (ICOPE 2012), India, Chennai. February ed. Chennai: VelTech U, 2012. 220-22. Print. ISBN 9788.
  • Vijayakumar.S.”Integration of Technology for Interactive Writing in ESL Class: A Repertoire of Prewriting Tasks”. Proc. of Strategies, Methodologies and Innovations in Language Education, India, Chennai. April ed. Vol. 1. Chennai. Department of English and Foreign Languages, 2011. 122-24. Print. ISBN 978-81-908-397-7-8

Extension
Extension Activities

  • One of the organizing committee members of the two-day  ICSSR-Sponsored National Workshop on Virtual Learning conducted by Department of English, B.S.Abdur Rahman University on 3rdand 4th February 2017.
  • One of the organizing committee members of on ‘Emerging Theories and Applications in English Literature and Language Teaching Research’ organized by the Department of English on February 2016.
  • One of the organizing committee members of National Workshop on Mobile Enhanced Language Learning, conducted on 21 to 22 August 2015 at B.S.Abdur Rahman University.
  • One of the organizing committee members of the two-day national conference, “A Paradigm Shift in English Language Teaching & Testing: A Literary/Linguistic Approach” held during 14-15 March 2013.
  • One of the organizing committee members of the one-day workshop, “Creativity in English Language Teaching – CELT 2012” held on 11 October 2012.
  • One of the organizing committee members of the two-day national conference on “Instructional Methods and Materials for Outcome-based Education in English Language Teaching” on 10 & 11 October 2013.
  • One of the organizing committee members of the two-day national seminar on “Technology Integrated Language Teaching” held during 1-2 March 2012.
  • Member of Professional bodies such as MERLOT & ELTAI.

Sessions Chaired/Conducted

  • Chaired a session in the International seminar on role of International Languages in Higher Education (ISRIL-18) held on 16thFebruary 2018 at Hindustan University of Technology & Science.
  • Presented a guest lecture exploiting web-based resources for Autonomous language learning at Tagore Engineering College on 10thMarch, 2018.
  • Presented a guest lecture on Activity Based Learning at Bharathiyar Matriculation Hr.Sec School on 31.3.18
  • Conducted a session on the use of Wikispaces for language Teaching in the ICSSR-Sponsored National Workshop on Virtual Learningconducted by the Department of English, B.S.Abdur Rahman University on 3rd& 4th February 2017.
  • Resource person for the one week training programme on “Communication Skills” for the Technical Staff  held at B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and     Technology, Chennai, India: 18th January to 22nd January 2016.
  • Conducted Communication Skills Courses for the employees various companies such as FORD cars, Mando Cars, Jasmine Infotech & Apollo Tyres.
  • Presented a Guest Lecture on autonomous learning for oral proficiency organized by the English Literary association of Valliammai Engineering College, SRM group Potheri On 10 March 2016
  • Presented a Guest Lecture on Effective Communication skills at ARM college of Engineering on 2nd September 2016.
  • Presented a Guest Lecture on enhancing presentations using prezi at Apollo Engineering College-January 2016.
  • Conducted a session on “Emerging Trends in Educational Technology” at Prasan Vidhya Balamandir on 25.6.16.

Courses Completed

  • Completed a six week online course on Research methods in Engineering through Edx from Jan-2018 to Feb-2018.
  • Completed a four week online course on English as a medium of instruction for academics conducted by the University of Southampton through future learn during December 2017- January 2018.
  • Completed a five week online course on learn on Blended Learning Essentials offered by the University of Leeds through future learn during January-2018.
  • Completed a three week online course on inside IELTS offered by British Council during September-2017.
  • Completed an three week online course in future learn entitled Communicating Complex information offered by Purdue University through Coursera during July-2017.
  • Completed a two week online course on “Introduction to Learning and Teaching in Higher Education” in offered by University of Sydney during April- 2017.
  • Completed a three week online course on “Educational Design in Higher Education” offered by university of Sydney in April- 2017.
  • Completed an eight week online course on “Developing your Research Project” in June-2017.
  • Completed a three week online course on “communicating complex Information” offered by university of Purdue in June – 2017.
  • Completed a Noncredit course on Assessment and teaching of 21stcentury Skills  authorized by the University of Melbourne and offered through Coursera on April 2018

Certificate Courses

  • Completed a Certificate course in Advanced English Offered by the University of Cambridge ESOL Exams  (Council of Europe Level C1)
  • Completed a module on structuring your article offered by Elsevier Researcher Academy on 20thJuly 2016.
  • Completed a module on how to prepare your manuscript offered by Elsevier Researcher Academy on 11thJuly 2016.
  • Completed a module on Publishers origins roles and contributions offered by Elsevier Researcher Academy on 11thJuly 2016.
  • Completed a module on using proper manuscript language offered by Elsevier Researcher Academy on 11thJuly 2016.
  • Completed a module on “making sense using science” offered by Elsevier Researcher Academy on 11thJuly 2016.