Similar to trends worldwide, open and distance learning is becoming an increasingly important feature in the Malaysian higher education environment. This talk looks at reasons fueling the growth of distance education in the landscape of the Malaysian higher education. Among the factors explored are the economic scenario in Malaysia, and policies regarding strengthening of higher education, democratization of higher education, lifelong learning and transnational education. The talk also focusses on the evolvement of distance education, from print-based located within campus-based universities to virtual and open and distance learning universities in the country. Various universities involved in the Malaysian distance education and key distance education persons will be introduced. The talk concludes with a discussion on the implementation of open education at the Open University of Malaysia.
Sam is a Professor at the Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development (FCSHD), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak. His working experiences include serving as part-time lecturer for the Open University of Malaysia and Asia e-University, mathematics lecturer/ researcher at SEAMEO-RECSAM and mathematics and physics teacher in secondary schools.
|Date||Wednesday, 18 July 2012|
|Time||12:00pm - 1:00pm|
|Department||College of Education|
|Location||EG1, Education Resource Centre, Union Street East|
|Contact Name||Fiona Stuart|
|Contact Phone||479 4944|