The year is rounding to a close and we’re gearing up for a strong start to 2019. But first, a recap: here are some of our memorable moments and milestones from this year.

OpenLearning by Numbers: An Infographic

Memorable Course Moments

  • Water Safety Basic Training Course

Over a year ago, we collaborated with Universiti Putra Malaysia to produce an online course on staying safe around bodies of water. This year, the course has been made into a prerequisite for the Malaysian Swimming Teacher certification! As course creator, Dr. Tengku Fadilah Tengku Kamalden says: “You don’t have to be a driver to learn about road safety. Similarly, you don’t have to be a swimmer to learn about water safety.”

  • Internet of Things (IoT) Course

This year, one course saw the enrolment of over 5,000 students in less than 6 months! The University of Technology Sydney partnered with OpenLearning to produce this introductory IoT course that can be completed in 3-5 hours.

  • Introduction to Ecotourism Course

Ecotourism is the fastest growing sector of the tourism industry. This year, we partnered with Charles Sturt University to explore an introductory course in ecotourism and what it means to run an ecotourism enterprise.

Major Achievements for OpenLearning

Most Searched-for Courses

Course creators, take note! Here’s what learners were looking for in 2018:

  1. Graphic Design
  2. Writing
  3. International Business
  4. English
  5. Office Software
  6. Health and Wellness
  7. Python
  8. Strategic Management
  9. Database
  10. XML Programming

OpenLearning Leadership

  • In the Kuala Lumpur office, we welcomed Danial Rahman as the new Head of Growth for OpenLearning Global. The Growth team strategises, experiments with and jumpstarts opportunities for platform growth. In his free time, Danial is a monthly columnist with The Star, Malaysia’s #1 English daily, and a proud cat-owner 😺
You can follow Danial’s cats on Instagram at @tuanramses.
  • Our CEO and Founder Adam Brimo was recognised for his achievements by the Pearcey Foundation in the 2018 NSW Tech Entrepreneur Awards.
  • Adam was also appointed as a CEO@Faculty Programme host for the second time around, this time linking with lecturers from Universiti Sains Malaysia (Penang) and Universiti Malaysia Sabah (Sabah).

The OpenLearning Family

It’s been an exciting year for us at OpenLearning, with the release of several new platform updates and features.

Here are just a few of the memories that we’ve made as a team along the way:

All of us (as well as this year’s Fluffy Additions to the OpenLearning family) would also like to wish you a Happy New Year:

L-R: Chino, Chairman Mao, Kira, Moses, Ramses, Henry, Lucky and Red.

Thank you for being on this journey with our global community as we reach towards our mission of increasing access to quality education, worldwide. We can’t wait to share 2019 with you!

Feel free to share your highs and lows from 2018 in the comments section below, or even let us know what your hopes are for the coming new year—we always welcome feedback and would love to hear from you. Happy New Year!

Posted by Nicola Choon

Content Strategist at OpenLearning Malaysia ✏️

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