Investing in learners
IN its bid to provide the best learning experience to its learners, Open University Malaysia ( OUM) has been investing heavily to enhance and improve its services.
From May this year, OUM will be rolling out several new initiatives, including:
Increased bandwidth at Learning Centres
OUM will strive to increase Internet bandwidths ( subject to availability at the location) so that learners can enjoy better experience at all OUM Learning Centres.
This is an ongoing project and is scheduled to be completed by the end of this year.
New learning management system
The current MyVLE has served the university well. However, due to the introduction of new learning styles and advances in technology, it has fallen a bit behind.
While it is sad to bid farewell to a reliable old friend, from May onwards, learners will be accessing a new learning management system myInspire.
This new system has been designed to be user- friendly, easily accessible, based on social constructivism and to conform to devices, including smartphones.
Enhanced, all- digital learning modules
OUM is known for its high- quality print modules. However, to keep up with the new form of learning materials, needs and styles as well as the enhanced capabilities of myInspire, OUM has been improving its modules by adding enhancements such as colour graphics and interactive quizzes that can only be experienced in digital format or, better still, through the new learning management system myInspire.
Starting from this year’s May semester, OUM will no longer produce and distribute print modules.
Instead of the three learning modules that are given to learners every semester, learners will now be given access to digital modules for all programmes in the faculty.
This way, learners can broaden their knowledge by making cross references with related learning modules. It will be like having their own mini library.
Digital modules will also make it easier for quick updates to be carried out and enable learners to have access to the latest versions of the modules as soon as they are ready for release.
The above initiatives are part of OUM’s efforts to provide a better learning experience for its learners.
With digital modules that can be stored and viewed on smartphones, learners can learn and interact anytime and anywhere.
It is OUM’s hope that all its learners have an enriching and engaging learning experience.
For more information, visit www. oum. edu. my.
OUM’s new Learning Management System and enhanced digital learning modules will make teaching and learning more efficient and convenient.