In­vest­ing in learn­ers

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - POST GRADUATE -

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.

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