Moving Forward with E-learning: The Experience of Open University Malaysia

Anuwar Ali, (2008) Moving Forward with E-learning: The Experience of Open University Malaysia. In: The 2nd International Conference and Exhibition for Zain on e-Learning 2008. (Submitted)

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Higher education institutions are embracing e-learning to enhance their learning environment and to provide a range of benefits associated with e-learning. In institutions that offer open distance learning, e-learning has also become a necessity to enable the institutions to serve a greater number of students and to reach out to those who are spread out geographically over a wide area. In addition, e-learning not only supports learners from the pedagogical point of view but also from the administrative angle. At the Open University Malaysia, e-learning has played a key role since it opened its doors to its first batch of 753 learners in August 2001. As part of the university’s blended learning pedagogies, e-learning has been able to support an enrolment of over 65,000 learners from within and outside the country. OUM, hence, finds it imperative that the quality of the e-learning environment is ensured at all times. How OUM establishes and plans for an effective e-learning environment so as to satisfy the learners and other stakeholders will be described in the paper. The paper also includes a discussion on some of the challenges in providing quality e-learning and how OUM has overcome these challenges. (Author's abstract)

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: E-learning ; Open University Malaysia
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Depositing User: Shahril Effendi Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2009 07:13
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2013 06:49

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