UNIVERSITI TERBUKA MALAYSIA
Open University Malaysia Sabah
....first open and distance learning (ODL) university in Malaysia established in 2000....
(Virtual Learning Environment)
OUM is a university that uses e-learning platform in open and distance learning environment.
VLE allows students to access :
VLE also enables the students for online interaction between students and tutors via the bulletin board and e-mail.
Upon registration of a course,
students will be provided with :
Open University Malaysia (OUM) was the first open and distance learning (ODL) university in Malaysia established in 2000.
A private university yet indirectly owned by the government through it shareholders of eleven Malaysian government universities.
OUM has cumulatively enrolled about 100,000 learners, and has produced over 26,000 graduates.
The growth of OUM is indicated by the increase in terms of student numbers and in the number of programmes and learning centers.
Nationwide, it has made its presence felt through 61 learning centers that are located at all major towns and cities across the country.
At the international level, OUM has been working with various foreign partners offering both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
OUM has collaborated with
institutions from Yemen, Bahrain, the Maldives, Sri Lanka and Ghana.
To date, the total number of international learners
The blended learning in OUM encompasses :
1) face-to-face tutorials
The face-to-face tutorial allows learners to interact directly with their tutors in physical classrooms made available at the learning centers.
The online/e-learning requires learners to learn through Internet, and it is supposed to augment the face-to-face interactions.
|SABAH LEARNING CENTER
Block A, Lot 1-10,
Lintas Jaya Uptownship, Jalan Lintas, Kepayan Highway, 88200 Kota Kinabalu, SABAH
IPG Learning Centre,
IPK Learning Centre,
Labuan Learning Centre,
Sandakan Learning Centre,
Tawau Learning Centre,
IPT Learning Centre
OPEN UNIVERSITY MALAYSIA
University For All
"University For All", the Open University Malaysia (OUM) has "Lifelong Learning Programme" for senior citizens and the disabled. This programme, implemented in 2005, incorporated a special scheme for those aged 55 and above and the disabled, who need only pay half the tuition fees.
The idea of anyone entering university without even a
primary school certificate may seem absurd to people who are used to
universities being hallowed grounds where only the best go.
They are called ďopenĒ because there are no entry requirements, except,
generally, for a lower age limit.
When OUM took our first batch in 2001, the number was 753. With staff
dedication, our enrolment has grow.
IT infrastructure is up to the level expected anf the university goes overseas in line with the governmentís goal of making Malaysia a centre for educational excellence.
The normal programmes OUM hace are diploma and degrees.
All programmes are accredited with LAN. Among those accredited are :
Diploma in Management
Bachelor of Management
Bachelor of Business Administration
Bachelor of Information Technology
Bachelor of IT and Management.
Indonesian students, given the chance, would take up
While OUM is a private university, it has the ďpersonalityĒ of a public university. The former VCs of public universities have contributed to that.
OUMís unique in a sense that itís owned by 11 public universities. The 11 started a consortium and got a licence from the Private Education Department.
Malaysian Government gave financial
assistance during the first few years to get started with building and learning centres set up.
OUM which started as Universiti Terbuka Malaysia Sdn Bhd has four sister companies which support OUMís activities.
The main thrust is for OUM to provide the diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate courses while the short courses for the public is handled by one of the subsidiaries Meteor Learning Sdn Bhd.
By 2010, OUM has 100,000 over students and become a
mega university. A mega university is one with more than 100,000 students.
A society needs strong human resource enhancement and
Universities must play that role prepare the students for the working world.
OUM has a Learner Management System (LMS) which is one of the most updated in Malaysia.
Tan Sri Dr Abdulah Sanusi Digital Library allows
students access to as many e-books, e-jounals as they need -- 40,000 books
and over 20,000 journals.
OUMís admission criteria the same as those for other private universities. As a private university, OUM admission criteria is controlled by LAN. But LAN has given us some flexibility.
For a diploma course, student require only three SPM credits, that applies also to other IPTS.
For a degree, student require only one credit in SPM (in BM) plus five years working experience.
OUM entry criteria for a degree is more flexible for working people minimum age 23 with one SPM credit.
OUM concentrates on how to give the students the best knowledge in a certain field.
Amongst the 13,000 teachers attending the OUM's Program Pengijazahan there are more ladies.
In terms of race, itís 80% Bumi and the rest Malaysian Chinese and
Indians. The teachers are mainly Bumis.
About 25% of Malaysians in the 19-23 age bracket are pursuing higher education but our national target is 40% by 2010. Thatís the ratio for developed countries.
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