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Transforming Asia through Open and Distance Learning : keynote address

Authorship Details
John Daniel
Publication Details
Language: 
English
Resource Type: 
Article
Publication Date: 
28 sept 2011
Conference Name: 
25th AAOU Annual Conference
Summary

The state of Penang is an example of successful transformation in Asia based on strengthening
the rule of law. Open and Distance Learning (ODL) is an important vehicle for the education that
can underpin this process by expanding the freedoms that people can enjoy. Using technology
can not only cut costs but also enhance the quality of education and therefore yield important
benefits. The development of eLearning has encouraged many conventional universities to
offer ODL but research in North America suggests that few are doing it very well. Private forprofit providers are more successful. Research also shows that the notion of a divide in
attitudes to eLearning between young ‘digital natives’ and older students is a myth.
Technology-mediated learning encourages all students to engage more deeply with their work.
Finally, the Open Educational Resource University is described as a potentially radical
transformation in higher education. (Author's abstract)

Notes
Keynotes address by Sir John Daniel during 25th AAOU Annual Conference, Penang, 28-30 Sept 2011.

An assessment of e-learning readiness at Open University Malaysia

Authorship Details
Kuldip Kaur
Zoraini Wati Abas
Publication Details
Resource Type: 
Conference or Workshop Item
Conference Name: 
International Conference on Computers in Education 2004
Summary

E-learning readiness is an important part of distance education as it is conceivably related to
the success of e-learning initiatives. Policy makers and regulatory bodies have to be cognizant of the
degree of e-readiness of a populace in order to design and implement efficient e-learning programmes.
This paper reports on a study that was carried out to determine the e-readiness of a group of Open
University Malaysia receivers (learners) and enablers (tutors) to provide significant information to the
respective teaching-learning community. Data were gathered with the use of the e-learning Readiness
Research Tool from a sample of 93 receivers and 35 enablers. The findings related to learner readiness
are discussed in this paper. (Authors' abstract)

Cabaran dan permasalahan pendidikan jarak jauh Institut Teknologi MARA Cawangan Sabah : satu kajian kes

Authorship Details
Khairul Anwar Rasmani
Nor Azni Shahari
Publication Details
Language: 
Malay
Resource Type: 
Article
Publication Date: 
July 1995
Conference Name: 
A Research Report
Summary

Program Pendidikan Jarak Jauh (PJJ) yang dikendalikan oleh ITM
mcrupakan program terulung di Malaysia yang menawarkan pengajian di
peringkat Diploma secara pengajian jarak jauh. Beberapa kelemahan
Program PJJ ini pertu dikenalpasti dan diperbaiki agar objektif dan matlamat
asal yang ditentukan dapat dicapai. Kajian ini dijalankan khusus di Negeri
Sabah kerana keadaan geografi dan kependudukan di Negeri Sabah banyak
mempengaruhi pelaksanaan Sisterh PJJ di ITM Cawangan Sabah.
Tujuan kajian ini dijalankan adalah untuk mengetahui sebab-sebab
permohonan memasuki Program PJJ scrta melihat hubungkait antara
latarbelakang pelajar dan kesukafan-kesukaran yang dihadapi. Kajian ini
juga bertujuan mengenalpasti kaedah pembelajaran, masalah berhubung
peperiksaan, anggaran perbelanjaan menghadiri seminar, bagaimana pelajar
menggunakan sumber-sumber yang ada serta mengenalpasti keberkesanan
Seminar PJJ. Pendapat-pendapat yang diperolehi dari kajian ini digunakan
untuk membuat penilaian, andaian, rumusan serta cadangan.
Soalselidik digunakan scbagai alat penyelidikan dalam kajian ini. Data
yang diperolehi dianalisa menggunakan kaedah statistik deskriptif dan
inierensi bergantung kepada masalah yang ingin dikaji. Dapatan
penyelidikan ini diharapkan akan menjadi sumber maklumat dan rujukan
penting hagi menilai semula sesuatu Program PJJ atau melaksanakan
sesuatu Program PJJ yang baru. (Abstract by authors)

E-pembelajaran : evolusi internet dalam pembelajaran sepanjang hayat

Authorship Details
Zahiah Kassim
Abdul Razaq Ahmad
Publication Details
Language: 
Malay
Resource Type: 
Conference or Workshop Item
Conference Name: 
Regional Conference on Knowledge Integration in ICT 2010
Pagination: 
209-219
Summary

Globalisasi membawa perubahan teknologi kepada masyarakat. Ledakan maklumat dan
keupayaan hebat teknologi terutamanya kuasa digital dan pengkomputeran telah mencabar
sistem pendidikan termasuk teori pembelajaran untuk turut berubah. Kini konsep ruang siber
dan universiti maya menyediakan persekitaran pembelajaran secara jarak jauh atau atas talian
(online) melalui World Wide Web (WWW) dengan bantuan alat teknologi maklumat dan
komunikasi. Alatan ini merupakan simulasi yang membolehkan pelajar mengalami
pengalaman pembelajaran sebenar dan dapat berinteraksi dengan individu lain tanpa perlu
bersemuka. Kemudahan ini menjadi agen sosialisasi terbaik yang menuntut individu sentiasa
mengemaskini ilmu, pengetahuan dan kemahiran di sepanjang hayat mereka. Namun kajian
mendapati ia masih lagi mempunyai isu dan cabaran yang perlu ditangani dengan bijak.
Kertas konsep ini meneroka peranan dan cabaran e-pembelajaran menerusi internet terhadap
pembelajaran sepanjang hayat orang dewasa. (Abstract by authors)

Technology Acceptance Model and E-learning

Authorship Details
Maslin Masrom
Publication Details
Resource Type: 
Article
Publication Date: 
2007
Conference Name: 
12 th International Conference on Education, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education Universiti Brunei Darussalam
Summary

The technology acceptance model (TAM) proposes that perceived ease of use and perceived usefulness predict
applications usage. The study-in-progress investigated TAM for work-related tasks with the e-learning, and used
TAM as a basis for hypothesizing the effects of such variables on the use of e-learning as the application. Elearning has become an increasingly popular learning approach in higher education institutions due to the rapid
growth of Internet technologies in Malaysia. It has been integrated in many university programs, and is one of the
new learning trends that challenge the banking concept of education (i.e. assumes that the instructor or teacher
owns the knowledge and deposits it into the students who attend the class). E-learning is not intended to replace
the traditional classroom setting, but to provide new opportunities for interaction and communication between
students and instructor or teacher. This study focuses on the individual users’ acceptance investigation for the elearning in universities as an effective learning tool. It develops a technology usage model for the e-learning .The
contributions of this study are three fold. First, this study may help identify whether learners or users would like to
accept e-learning or vice versa. Second, this study will help to determine what are the factors that significant in
explaining the intention towards e-learning. An attempt is made whether attitudinal belief such as perceived ease
of use and perceived usefulness has relationship towards the e-learning adoption. Third, this study is among the
first to use the technology acceptance model in the context of e-learning.

Studying at a distance : a guide for students

Authorship Details
Talbot, Christine
Publication Details
Resource Type: 
Book
Publication Date: 
2007
Publisher: 
Open University Press
Pagination: 
191
ISBN / ISSN: 
0335223699
Summary

This essential guide provides practical help and encouragement for those who have not previously studied at a distance and is ideal for students returning to study after a break. This edition is significantly revised and has been updated to include comments from distance learning tutors as well as extracts from student handbooks from distance learning courses. It also covers fundamental issues such as:

Motivation, Goal setting, Time management, Coping strategies, Study skills and Conducting research.
Other features of this new edition are comments and advice from former distance learning students, a comprehensive exploration of developments in e-learning and self-study activities that introduce the crucial element of active learning that is typical of studying at a distance.
Studying at a Distance is a key resource for undergraduates and postgraduates in all open and distance learning or e-learning courses.

E-learning groups and communities

Authorship Details
David McConnell
Publication Details
Resource Type: 
Book
Publication Date: 
2006
Publisher: 
Open University Press in association with The Society for Research into Higher Education
Pagination: 
209
ISBN / ISSN: 
0335212808
Summary

This book outlines approaches to networked e-learning course design that are underpinned by a belief that students learn best in these contexts when they are organised in groups and communities. As such, the book is one of the first to provide a detailed analysis of what goes on in e-learning groups and communities.

But how do students react to working in e-learning groups and communities? What determines their willingness to adopt new forms of learning in order to participate in these new courses? What actually happens in an e-learning community, and what impact does this have on students and tutors? This book examines these key questions through a variety of research approaches aimed at exploring the experience of e-learners as they participate in successful e-groups and communities. It also offers ways in which learning outcomes may be achieved in these communities and outlines the specific skills that students would develop through e-learning.

E-learning Groups and Communities is essential reading for teachers, trainers, managers, researchers and students involved in e-learning courses as well as people interested in improving the quality of the learning experience.

E-learning strategies : how to get implementation and delivery right first time

Authorship Details
Don Morrison
Publication Details
Resource Type: 
Book
Publication Date: 
2003
Publisher: 
Wiley
Pagination: 
409
ISBN / ISSN: 
0470849223
Summary

" e-learning has just moved from something that was an experiment-a very healthy experiment three or four years ago-to main line. I think we're at the very early stages of really understanding the power it has. It's no longer a question of whether it will be effective or how much it can increase productivity; it's just a question of degree." John Chambers CEO, Cisco System

"For those who view the training function as a strategic service, this book deftly updates detailed consultative models for the realities of post dot-com e-learning . For those that do not view the training function as a strategic service, this book will change your mind.

Both politically and technologically savvy, Morrison's breadth of understanding coupled with what can only be called humanity, makes this worthwhile and even exciting. My advice would be to read it with a colleague so you do not have to waste time recounting it before you get going." Clark Aldrich, Co-founder of SimuLear

"Don Morrison provides a clear insight into where the maturing e-learning world is headed and how to develop a strategy to get there successfully. True to the title, he delivers pragmatic advice, appropriate cautions, and asks and answers some of the tough questions often missed during implementation

Don shares my passion for the very real and pending promise of personalized learning for all adults, and articulates this clearly for all who read this book. Highly recommended reading." Wayne Hodgins, Strategic Futurist and Director of Worldwide Learning Strategies, Autodesk Inc.

eLearn magazine

Authorship Details
Jane Bozarth (Ed. in Chief)
Publication Details
Resource Type: 
Other
Publication Date: 
2001-
Publication Title: 
eLearn magazine
Publisher: 
Association for Computing Machinery
Summary

eLearn Magazine is where eLearning professionals turn to produce more innovative and effective online education and training. We strive to be the leading source of high-quality information on technology for corporate training and higher education.

Journal of workplace learning : e-learning in the workplace

Authorship Details
Seow, Christopher
Hughes, Jason.
Publication Details
Resource Type: 
Journal
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Title: 
Journal of workplace learning
Publisher: 
Emerald
Volume: 
17
Issue or Number: 
5
Summary

This special issue gives an idea of how some organisations are addressing the issue of e-learning @ the workplace. This issue is the outcome of a call for papers that asked authors to explore the capacity of e-learning for strengthening corporate performance and building competitive advantage in the present-day workplace and to consider the extent to which the utilisation of technology can enhance the learning process and provide practitioners with the leverage to manage knowledge for organisational gain. Papers that are conceptual or empirical, case-study-based, or based on sector-wide-analyses are provided. The papers underwent a careful selection and review process, and those presented here are “academic” in terms of rigour, but “approachable” in terms of readability and practical content.


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