QRAM Online Training Sessions 2023

I received an email and also WhatsApp message from QRAM early January 2023.  But a friend of mine gave the same message.  Being me, I might have the tendency to misplace the information.  So, here I am posting the information for future reference.

 In conjunction with 20th Anniversary Celebrations of QRAM, there are FOUR complimentary (free of charge) online training sessions from February to May 2023. There is no limit to the number of sessions one can join, but members must take up the seat once it has been booked.

To register, please scan the QR code below or visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfFPHatix_z_VGVQMcHZcLUqZAih5l5MoenBdR5W_7nWQPQJQ/viewform


ELPPT 2022: Training

What kind of training that you can upload the information in the ELPPT?  That is the question that I ask myself and few others.  This is also a question that I got from others which I have no answer.  Personally, I received numerous version of the answers.  But, one of them said “Kalau latihan tu ada penilaian, kita boleh letak.  Kalau takat datang nganga, lepas tu lupa, dapat sijil kehadiran atau penghargaan tu, mengada la kan nak letak dalam ELPPT.  Yang latihan ada penilaian ni, bukan senang nak dapat sijil.  Selalunya ada markah.  Tak dapat markah tertentu, ada latihan yang langsung tak kasi sijil tau“.

So, with arm that knowledge, since I attended more than five trainings with evaluation at the end of the session, I tried to fill in and upload whatever relevant certificates in the ELPPT. Being me, I was unsure about it so, I asked more than one person about it.  I even attended a help desk session to ask the person in charge and she guided me.  But, it was rejected.  

In this case, always double check the information.  So, I asked few more people and triangulate the information.  But the best person would be someone who has done it before.  I asked a friend who had attended the same training before and she had filled in the ELPPT for that (year 2020).  She suggested the following:

  • Under “Komponen Perkhidmatan Profesional”, select “Penglibatan Aktiviti Akademik”
  • Under “Nama Projek/Persatuan”, type the name of organisation such as MyDigital Educator @ MOHE – Content Creator Expert (just use the information in the certificate).
  • Under “Peranan”, select “Pengembangan/ Penyebaran Ilmu”

In addition, other information that you need to add depends on the information that you can find in the certificate such as date, place and so forth.  

I do not know if it will be accepted or rejected after I made the amendment.  But, at least I tried.  

One stop center for Research Study Students

There is a new one stop center for research study students (Taught Course programme only). The link is HERE.

There are several functions related to RS1 and RS2, such as:

  1. Plagiarism check (Turnitin etc.)
  2. Workflow chart
  3. Template for project report
  4. Academic circular (due dates will be appeared here)
  5. Rules and regulations
  6. Colloquium (support programs for research students)
  7. Postgraduate Seminar in Education (POSE)
  8. Related videos
  9. For supervisors

Using comics in teaching?

My colleague (you know who you are) and I brainstormed our classroom instruction last year. It is an experiment. However, since the course that I teach is offered alternately (ONLY in semester 1), I did not get to collect data for two consecutive semesters, unlike my colleague. She teach an undergraduate course which is offered on every semester. So, the data collection for our mini research is incomplete due to the way my course is offered.

Alhamdulillah, we had a post mortem a few months ago about the instruction and what can be improved. This is one of the things that I will do in my class.

This is a comic that I created using Canva. I had created a comic before which I used for a final examination.

For the students who really want to learn about this course, please be prepared with the assignments. Unlike previous semester which I instructed students to find existing comics and they just analysed the issues etc., but this semester, the instruction is different.

Students need to identify issue(s) related to a specific stage of development. Then they have to describe the issue(s) by relating it to relevant theories (this involves their HOTs which are analysis and evaluating skills). Then they have to craft/create a comic using the issue(s) using Canva (or any other platform) (this involves their HOTs which is creating skills). There. The highest level of Bloom’s taxonomy. What we want is our graduates to be independent, creative, analytical etc. thinker, right? (tongue in cheek remark!)

How to add a picture/image of your course in the course view (UTM ELEARNING – new template)?

This is not a default setting. The default setting is like MPPE1333 (so dull, right?)

To differentiate between courses that we teach by having a label/picture/image in front of the course overview, here are the steps:

a) Go to the course (click the course title in this course overview)

b) Next, go to setting

c) Under description, there is a course summary and course image.

d) Upload your picture in the course image (make sure you are ready with the picture or image). The process of uploading is straight forward like you upload a file in the ELearning.

Note: After you have completed all the steps, you will see the appearance of your course like in the picture.