E-learning challenges as perceived by communities of practice: Open University Malaysia's experiences

Kaur, Abtar and Ansary Ahmed, (2006) E-learning challenges as perceived by communities of practice: Open University Malaysia's experiences. AAOU Journal, 2 (1). pp. 51-65. ISSN 1858-3431

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E-learning has become ingrained in conversations that border around learning, however, how much and how effectively e-learning is practiced and understood is an issue that needs further investigation. This paper will first provide an overview of e- learning practices in Malaysia followed by detailed findings of e-learning practices at Open University Malaysia. Findings of a survey done on 26 Malaysian organizations show that only 4% truly practice some form of e-learning. Nevertheless most participants in the survey noted that e-learning will be the preferred choice in time to come. The survey also shows that most organizations are still very comfortable with a blended style of learning or training. Findings of a research conducted at Open University Malaysia (OUM) shows that as a new player in e-learning initiatives, the OUM has achieved much especially in ensuring that its over 30,000 students are practicing some form of e-learning. At OUM, although self-managed and face-to-face learning are the preferred choices, much effort and resources are pumped into e- learning in ensuring that OUM has the right mix for its blended mode. The paper will present a report on findings of e-learning and explicate issues within to determine how e-learning efforts can be further refined to support the overall blended pedagogy practiced at OUM. (Auhors' abstract)

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: E-learning ; Open University Malaysia
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: 18 Jul 2010 04:42
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2013 03:42
URI: http://library.oum.edu.my/repository/id/eprint/428

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