Innovations In Information And Communication Technology At Open University Malaysia

Anuwar Ali, (2009) Innovations In Information And Communication Technology At Open University Malaysia. In: Agria Media 2008 And ICI-8 Information Technology and Education Technology Conference And Exhibition, 27-28 October 2008, Eszterházy Károly College, Hungary. (Submitted)

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Well into the new millennium, open and distance learning (ODL) today continues to push forward in the domain of higher education. More often than not, it owes this advancement to information and communication technology (ICT). ICTs have provided the necessary technical capacity for ODL institutions and open universities to continuously improve their services to socially diverse and geographically distributed students. Open University Malaysia (OUM), the country’s premier ODL institution, has operated for seven years under a blended pedagogy consisting of online learning, face-to-face tutorials and selfmanaged learning. The fulcrum for the implementation of this pedagogy is the University’s ICT infrastructure; one that is constantly undergoing enhancement and improvement to correspond to current trends and ideas. This paper will explore several areas of ICT-related innovations at OUM, i.e. development of e-content; establishment of an institutional question bank; online forum data mining and analysis; iRadio OUM; development of the University’s management information and document management systems; and provision of an e-library. Such endeavours are geared towards the overall betterment of OUM’s educational services and hope to provide learners with the most enriching and rewarding learning experience. (Author's abstract)

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ppen and distance learning (ODL) ; Blended pedagogy ; ICT-related innovations at OUM ; Institutional question bank
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
L Education > LG Individual institutions (Asia. Africa)
Depositing User: Shahril Effendi Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2009 06:45
Last Modified: 21 May 2013 07:13

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