Unlike the conventional university which relies on lectures to deliver content knowledge, OUM utilises the printed module as its main teaching-learning tool. OUM's learning modules are unique in that they encapsulate not only the curriculum but also the content knowledge in digestible form which learners need to master within a semester of studies. Also, in contrast to lectures which are held within the confi nes of what is essentially private space, OUM's modules are in the public domain, exposing them to public scrutiny and critique, which makes it all the more crucial that they be of the highest standard. This issue of TCX examines the centrality of modules in OUM's provision of higher education and OUM's continuing efforts to produce modules of impeccable standards.

Editor's Note
Letters to the Editor
Tutor Reminder
From the Dean's Office
Modules vs Textbooks
Insight Into The Module Production Process
Modules Worldwide
Maximising The Use Of Modules
Which Is Better - Modules Or Tutorials?
Online Maths Resource Centre
Tutor Profile

In order to benefit both tutors and learners, OUM modules should:

Be concise and touch on fundamental facts and theories
Cover important facts in greater detail, like a textbook
Touch on fundamental facts but include more thought-provoking questions
Include content and exercises that are relevant to real-life situations
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