Supporting online learning through web based initiative

Teo , Hui Thian (2011) Supporting online learning through web based initiative. In: 25th AAOU Annual Conference, 28-30 September 2011, Penang, Malaysia.


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As IT permeates deeper and deeper into our lives, online learning is now a viable option for many. Gone are the eras where owning a computer is unthinkable of for the masses and handlings of computers are left to the experts. Most people nowadays own a computer in one form or another. With the rapid advancement in IT and high broadband usage, opportunities to continue learning and to upgrade oneself are now becoming more attractive and possible through ODL institutions. While the main focus for many online institutions is to provide reliable and adequate technical infrastructure to ensure smooth delivery of contents and to ensure the incorporation of e-learning features into their pedagogy, many miss out on the need of a good support system to scaffold learning. OUM is open to change and willing to try out new ideas for the sake of its learners. PAQEES was developed as an experimental one stop portal to support online learning ecosystem for a (selected) programme. It consists of seven components that are accessible 24/7 to its learners. Components are created based on learners’ feedback and are designed to provide learners with rich user experience to facilitate and provide an even richer learning environment. With this learning support system in place OUM hopes to take e-learning in Malaysia to a notch higher. (Abstract by author)

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: PAQEES, learning support system, ODL, e-learning, scaffolding, TESL
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5800 Distance education
Depositing User: Shahril Effendi Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2011 08:17
Last Modified: 17 May 2013 02:19

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