2017 has started off as a great and transformative year for OpenLearning and our committed partnership with Malaysian institutions. Over the short duration of this year, we have conducted training workshops across the country and participated in signing ceremonies with many successes.
To recap, here’s a quick update of what’s been happening so far:
International Conference on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
OpenLearning attended the International Conference on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education at University Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) on February 1-2, 2017. During this event, OpenLearning signed a Memorandum of Agreement with UMT to continue creating UMTMOOC. We are very inspired by UMT’s commitment towards the advancement of technology, especially in education, increasing access, flexibility and also the quality of courses.
Adam Brimo and UMT Vice Chancellor exchanging handshakes to officiate the partnership between OpenLearning and UMT in advancing online learning in Malaysia. Also in attendance is Director General of the Ministry of Higher Education, Datin Paduka Dr. Siti Hamisah Tapsir.
K-Novasi Teaching & Learning Carnival
We were also privileged to have been part of K-Novasi P&P 2017 (Karnival Inovasi Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran) at the University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). The annual event saw educators from across Malaysia come together to promote innovation in teaching and learning. It was motivating to see so many like-minded people participate in various competitions, workshops and discussions around the central theme of Rejuvenating Teaching, Inspiring Learning.
UKM Vice Chancellor together with Adam Brimo and Professor Mohamed Amin Embi at the opening ceremony of KNovasi 2017.
Launch of UNIMASMOOC
OpenLearning was honored to be present in the UNIMASMOOC initiative focused on advancing Malaysia’s education landscape. On the 20th of February, Our CEO Adam Brimo, signed an agreement with University Malaysia Sarawak to promote subjects and studies related to Sarawak. We are incredibly proud to partner with such dedicated thought-leaders who share our passion for quality online education and look forward to more MOOCs from the Borneo region.
UNIMASMOOC was launched with the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement between OpenLearning and UNIMAS Vice Chancellor, together with the Dean of Centre for Applied Learning and Multimedia (CALM). Also in attendance is Deputy Minister of Rural and Regional Development Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi.
Solidifying Partnership with Taylor’s University
We are excited to formally recognise what has been a phenomenal partnership between OpenLearning and Taylor’s University. On the 21st of March, Taylor’s University signed an agreement with OpenLearning to continue to drive and support the implementation of Taylor’s University MOOCs. These courses have generated a lot of interest since 2013 and we look forward to more excellent courses in the future.
Adam Brimo with Associate Professor Dr. Tang Siew Fun, Dean, Learning and Teaching at Taylor’s University after the signing ceremony.
If you are interested in running a MOOC workshop or training session with OpenLearning in Malaysia, please contact our Communications Manager, Erica at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Stay tuned for more updates as we make progress!