Getting Past the Difficulties to Deliver a Better Learning Experience

September 16, 2009

In many instances involving learning scenarios, many learners do not reap the full benefits of the learning experience due to a number of reasons. Since virtually everyone is unique in their own way, all possessing specific preferences and peculiarities that could very well be exclusive to them respectively, presenting instructors, trainers, and teachers with the unenviable task of formulating a teaching strategy that will take into account their unique attributes and allow them to learn fully. Without going so much into the details of teaching, this task may be viewed by some as a virtual impossibility, and that may very well be true, since it is a known fact that no two people are ever alike in the world, not even identical twins. This fact therefore necessitates that educators, trainers, and learning experts must design their learning modules to accommodate varying learning rates, within acceptable parameters, as well as certain learning material, and treat specific areas of contention, such as possible appropriateness and religion-related issues, with temperance and the underlying note that all subject material and learning activities have been included in the learning module all for the purposes of providing the needed lessons, and not for anything else. Normally such considerations are subject to much debate and deliberations from within the faculty or from within the management of the learning institution. Those using a learning management system, however, can work around this by completely customizing all subject matter and curtailing them for appropriateness and learner need, thus providing an even more effective learning experience.

There will always inevitably certain learners who have a particular dislike for approaching the instructor to verify certain aspects of the learning module, and a failure to do will, of course, result in a lesson being incorrectly learned, or an incomplete understanding of the material, which is often the case. There are always certain aspects of lessons that will need a closer and more finite analysis than is typically done by those learning it, hence, the role of an instructor able to aid the learner in dissecting this matter and learning it further is quite crucial, although the entire point of having an instructor is quite moot if the learner themselves fail or inhibit themselves from approaching the instructor and asking the needed information. This is why in an instance like this, the benefit of an e-learning solution is quite obvious. Certain learning programs that incorporate e-learning tools may have a noticeable absence of an instructor, but this fact will not deter the learner from pursuing a particular aspect of the learning module that may not have been altogether that clear when it was taken up. Being segmented into easily manageable modules, a learning management system can facilitate “zooming in” on a particular area of difficulty and providing better and more in-depth information and materials on it, to facilitate better understanding and therefore complete the learning experience. The fact that there is no apparent “intimidating” presence of an instructor, certain learners may feel quite secure in pursuing further something which may have been an area of difficulty for them, and having the appropriate tools to allow them to analyze the matter better affords them the initiative to actually look up the area of difficulty and deal with it themselves at their own pace and not be embarrassed by the fact that they are stalled by a perceived difficulty.



August 25, 2009

To fresh student..

Dimaklumkan bahawa pelajar KDP14M, KPM-OUM Kohort 6, Ambilan Februari 2009 yang berjaya dalam kursus berkenaan dijangka akan menerima surat tawaran kemasukan daripada Unit Kemasukan dan Rekod OUM pada pertengahan Ogos 2009. Kumpulan pelajar ini akan memulakan sesi pengajian semester satu bermula pada 5 September 2009 dan dijangka akan menamatkan pengajian pada Semester Jan 2013.



How to prepare for your final exams!!!

August 25, 2009

Exam time is probably the most stressful time for a college or high school student. The most important thing any student can do to prepare for exam is to start early. Even if you got A’s this way, it’s not going to work very often with course materials. Subject yourself to the information as much as possible. The more you do this the more second nature the info will be to you.Be sure you are memorizing and comprehending the information you are studying. Often, in college exams especially, you are tested on understanding not memorization skills.
Start preparing for the next test the day after you take the prior one. Daily preparation is crucial. At a minimum, review material once every week between exams. Group work can be a great study tool, but it is also easy to get off topic. This will result in wasted study time. Do not wait until the last minute to cram all of the information. Unless you have a photographic memory you will not retain the information .In some cases homework problems will require this much effort.Be sure to leave time for group study or review sessions. Also break up the material in to parts and cover a little each day.

Other tips:
Flashcards – help to memorize facts NOT understanding
Groups – good to work through difficult material, quiz each other for understanding
Review sessions – only go to early ones, last minute reviews sometimes cause needless confusion


August 5, 2009

Bolehlah mengunjungi sesawang berikut untuk memuatturunkan bahan-bahan rujukan untuk persediaan ujian.

To Know OUM…

July 23, 2009

The Open University Malaysia is incorporated as a private university under the Private Higher Education Institutions Act 1996 and on top of that, it is also the seventh private university in the whole of Malaysia. The main philosophy of the Open University Malaysia is to enable everyone in Malaysia to be able to acquire proper further education irregardless of time, location, age or social economic background. The open and distance learning (DOL) offered by the Open University Malaysia is specifically tailored for the need for education by the working class. With this, the working class in Malaysia will be able to further their education in the same time where they have to juggle between their family and careers.

Aside from that, the Open University Malaysia uses up – to – date teaching and learning methods in the whole university. In addition to that, all of the academic programs such as information technology, engineering, business, science, social science and et cetera are being tailored to cater the demands and the latest trends of the industry and the market place in general. Currently, there are a total of five faculties here in the Open University Malaysia and these five faculties include Faculty of Information Technology and Multimedia Communication, Faculty of Business and Management, Faculty of Education, Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Engineering and Technical Studies and last but not least, Faculty of Science and Foundation Studies.


Previously, some of the faculties such as Faculty of Education, Arts and Social Sciences and Faculty of Science and Foundation Studies only offer courses for teacher. However, currently, both of the faculties now offer courses for the open market as well as some of these courses include Bachelor of Education (Educational Administration) with Honors for Faculty of Education, Arts and Social Sciences and as well as Bachelor of Mathematics with Information Technology with Honors, Bachelor of Sport Science with Honors and Bachelor of Mathematics and Management (Honors) for the Faculty of Science and Foundation Studies.

The programs offered by the Open University Malaysia are fully recognized by JPA and in addition to that, these courses which include Diploma in Information Technology, Diploma in Management, Bachelor in Information Technology with Honors, Bachelor in Management with Honors, Bachelor in Business Administration with Honors and as well as Bachelor in Information Technology & Management with Honors are currently being fully accredited by


welcome to join us now!

July 22, 2009

Whatever it is, you are more then welcome to join us now!At