Go­ing on­line

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - HIGHER EDUCATION -

STU­DENTS to­day are no longer con­fined to the class­room as on­line learn­ing plat­forms con­tinue to grow world­wide. Ben­e­fits of on­line learn­ing go be­yond con­ve­nience – in fact, some find on­line en­vi­ron­ment more con­ducive to their learn­ing styles.

If you are a mo­ti­vated self- starter who en­joys on­line in­ter­ac­tion through so­cial me­dia sites, e- mail and other in­ter­ac­tive means, on­line learn­ing may be the right fit for you. On­line learn­ing is not lim­ited to the stu­dents in the univer­si­ties it­self – it pro­vides op­por­tu­ni­ties for work­ing adults to ob­tain a ter­tiary education. In time, the de­mand for a work­force with ad­di­tional qual­i­fi­ca­tions be­comes a need for em­ploy­ers and in­di­vid­u­als to pur­sue cour­ses on­line.

The On­line Dis­tance Learn­ing ( ODL) model has been ini­ti­ated to go along with that need. ODL pro­vides ed­u­ca­tional op­por­tu­ni­ties that are not lim­ited to the time and space con­straints of tra­di­tional classes.

Any­one with an ac­cess to the In­ter­net can log on to ODL on the com­puter, tablet or smart­phone and learn any­where at any time and at a pace that suits him. This is ap­pro­pri­ate for stu­dents who are al­ready in the work­force, in lo­ca­tions where ap­pro­pri­ate education is in­ac­ces­si­ble, or who need to main­tain a flex­i­ble learn­ing sched­ule.

City Univer­sity Col­lege of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy ( Ci­tyUC) of­fers ODL for work­ing adults. The cour­ses of­fered are Bach­e­lor in Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion and Mas­ter in Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion, both com­menced since Jan­uary. The ap­pli­ca­tion is also open for STPM school- leavers and Diploma hold­ers.

The pay­ment sched­ule in­cludes EPF with­drawal, MyBrain15 Schol­ar­ship, Pay Per- Course Ba­sis and 0% Easy Pay. ODL in Ci­tyUC is of­fered in a hy­brid mode with the lat­est cur­ricu­lum. It is cen­tralised on highly de­manded spe­cial­i­sa­tions. In ad­di­tion, user- friendly learn­ing sys­tem and lat­est tech­nol­ogy such as vir­tual class­room ses­sion will give stu­dents the chance to learn from Ci­tyUC in­struc­tors across the world. Stu­dents will ex­pe­ri­ence the con­ve­nience, as they are able to ac­cess course ma­te­ri­als 24 hours a day and ben­e­fit from a flex­i­ble sched­ule, which is help­ful while bal­anc­ing stud­ies with work and fam­ily life.

All pro­grammes in Ci­tyUC have been ac­cred­ited by the Malaysian Qual­i­fi­ca­tions Agency ( MQA) and pro­fes­sional bod­ies such as Board of En­gi­neers Malaysia, Nurs­ing Board of Malaysia, As­so­ci­a­tion of Char­tered Cer­ti­fied Ac­coun­tants ( ACCA) and The Depart­ment of Oc­cu­pa­tional Safety and Health ( DOSH). Ci­tyUC now of­fers a 100% schol­ar­ship on tu­ition fees amount­ing to more than RM9mil dur­ing the en­tire du­ra­tion of the Diploma and Bach­e­lor pro­grammes for the first 100 ap­pli­cants who en­rol for se­lected cour­ses.

For de­tails, visit www. city. edu. my or call 03- 7949 1616.

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