The Development of an Online Math Learning Resource and Support Center for ODL Learners

Safiah Md Yusof, and Mansor Fadzil, and Siti Farina Sheikh Mohamed, (2009) The Development of an Online Math Learning Resource and Support Center for ODL Learners. In: ICI9 - International Conference on Information, 12-13 August 2009, Kuala Lumpur.

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As an open and distance learning university and leading provider of flexible learning, Open University Malaysia (OUM) caters to its learners and strives to be learner-centered. There are continuous efforts to enrich the learning experiences of all its learners, whereby providing support to learners is one of them. OUM has been providing support in different capacities and in different areas, all with the aim of improving student retention. There has been a continuing concern with the success rate of learners enrolled in math courses at OUM. There may be several contributing factors including lack of preparedness and lack of basic math skills. There is clearly a need for providing additional support in that area to help learners improve their math skills and be better prepared, and in turn help increase their chances to succeed in their early math courses at OUM. Being an ODL institution, providing support online seems practical and by doing so OUM can reach out to its learners wherever they are and provide help whenever needed. This paper highlights the development of an online math learning centre to provide such support for independent study to OUM learners. (Authors' abstract)

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Success rate of learners in Mathematics courses
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Depositing User: Shahril Effendi Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2009 07:32
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2013 09:06

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