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
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!