Editor's Note

If in the previous issue of TCX we teased that OUM is working on multiple technology-driven projects to bring both its learners and academics a seamless e-learning experience, we now unveil, in this issue, three exciting projects - one of which has been put to work while two others will go online soon.

The first is OUM's Education Portal for Internet Courses (EPiC), which features the inimitable specially-commissioned illustrations of Datuk Lat. Jimmy Teo from the Faculty of Education and Languages, who conceptualized EPiC, shares his perspective on how necessity became the mother of invention, which has since become a major support for the University's special programme, the Bachelor of Teaching. This programme caters to in-service teachers under the BPG scheme (Teacher Education Division or Bahagian Pendidikan Guru).

The second project is the QBank, an effort headed by AP Dr Siti Aishah Hashim Ali, Deputy Director of the Institute of Teaching and Learning Advancement (ITLA). Dr Aishah sets out what the QBank is about, how it will help to augment the University's provision of quality education, and how learners themselves will profi t from the effort.

The third project is arguably the first of its kind in the university sector. OUM is currently developing a Virtual Store app for smartphones and tablets. Helmed by Myzatul Marina Kamar Azaly and Mazlan Zulkifly from the Centre for Instructional Design and Technology (CIDT), the project to be unveiled before the year is out will enable OUM learners and academics, as well the general public, to access the University's wealth of digital learning materials.

The projects highlighted in this issue of TCX are only three in a series which the University is developing in its mission to provide a seamless e-learning experience. If these three whet your appetite for more, be sure to catch the next issue, which will feature more exciting projects currently brewing in the background.

Have a productive semester ahead!


Dr David CL Lim
Chief Editor

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