E-Learning@UniMAP and Open Access Courses
E-learning comprises all forms of electronically supported learning and teaching. The information and communication systems, whether networked learning or not, serve as specific media to implement the learning process. The term will still most likely be utilized to reference out-of-classroom and in-classroom educational experiences via technology, even as advances continue in regard to devices and curriculum. E-learning is essentially the computer and network-enabled transfer of skills and knowledge. E-learning applications and processes include Web-based learning, computer-based learning, virtual education opportunities and digital collaboration. Content is delivered via the Internet, intranet/extranet, audio or video tape, satellite TV, and CD-ROM. It can be self-paced or instructor-led and includes media in the form of text, image, animation, streaming video and audio.
E-Learning in Malaysia
The National Higher Education Strategic Plan (PSPTN), Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), is a document that translates the direction of national higher education for the future that focuses on the development of quality human and intellectual capital. This is to realize the country’s aspirations to become a developed, prosperous, and competitive nation. To ensure that the implementation of PSPTN is according to the set phases, the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) has developed 21 Critical Agenda Projects or CAPs. Each of these CAPs has strategic objectives, indicators, and targets to be achieved through various planned activities. These activities must be executed either at the Ministry level or at the agency level, including all agencies under MOHE, which includes all Institutions of Higher Learning (IHLs). [extracted from Keynote Address by Professor Dr. Mohamed Amin Embi, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) at the International Lifelong Learning Conference (ICLLL 2011), Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, 14-15 November 2011]
E-Learning in UniMAP
UniMAP has a committee (E-Learning Technical Committee (JKTeL)) that assist and promote staffs to use E-Learning medium. There are many platforms such as Moodle and Claroline available in the market. However the committee decided to use Claroline because it can be used with previous E-Learning content that have been developed earlier. JKTeL will continue to promote the use of E-Learning (Claroline) to provide alternatives teaching methods, materials and suitable tools for effective teaching and learning. Finally making E-Learning as part of teaching and learning for all courses offer in UniMAP.
Open Online Courses
The following are open access courses available at this moment:
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