Online Learning Resources website

UTM has started online class since 1st April 2020. As lecturers, we are trying as hard so that we can to help students learning and graduate on time.

But the struggle to have the usual face to face classes turned to a fully online class are real. Especially when we also parents who need to manage our family and other management activity at the same time when working from home.

It is difficult but not impossible.

As one of the members of Online Learning Taskforce under Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic and Internationalization (DVCAI) we have been requested to help all UTM instructors to quickly reimagine, repurpose and revolutionise the conventional face-to-face teaching style to suit the online environment.

Visit https://olc.utm.my/ for all the online training recording and additional online learning guideline has been prepared by all the taskforce members.

Kajian kesediaan pelajar UTM terhadap pembelajaran dalam talian

Assalamu’alaikum dan Salam Sejahtera kepada semua pelajar,Bagi tujuan mengenal pasti kesediaan terhadap pengajaran & pembelajaran dalam talian dan pergerakan pelajar UTM semasa Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan disebabkan COVID-19, anda diminta mengisi borang ini.
Terima kasih atas kerjasama yang diberikan.

Assalamu’alaikum and Greetings to all students,
For the purpose of identifying UTM students’ readiness for online teaching & learning and movement during Restricted Movement Order due to COVID-19, you are required to fill out this form.
Thank you for your cooperation.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf3eKaI_1NBc3r2m4a1PtjfVpKUx2ioLqpQux94SRUutJY8sQ/viewform

Mirror Your Android Screen to Any Computer

Teaching how to install Apps, or how to update blog post in your android mobile is difficult if you can’t mirror your android screen to computer. There are many ways to do it either using USB or Wifi.

Today, me and Dr Noordayana Halim has been invited to give a training on Web 2.0 for T&L : Social Media & Blog. The synopsis of the training is as follows :

Web 2.0 technologies bring the web to a new phase, which allows users not only to use information but also to be directly involved in generating new information. Social Media as one of the Web 2.0 tools allow social interaction and easy creation of content by users. It can be an effective tool for teaching and learning in higher education. It can help connect students to information and help them generate a dialogue with their teacher and other students about a course. Blog is another Web 2.0 facilities which is easy to create and offers variety of interactive facilities. It could give positive impact towards student’s development. This course revealed to academic staff on how to utilize social media and learning and Blog for teaching and learning effectively. In this course, UTM blog will be used as a medium for lecturers to use for reflection, T&L and webometric tools.

One of the tentative is blogging using mobile which I had to explain step by step on how to install and create a blog post using mobile phone. So… based on http://techwiser.com recommendation… I used the TeamViewer application to cast my Android screen to the computer. It works great!!

How it works: Simply download TeamViewer Host on my Android, create a TeamViewer account. This will assign the Android device to my list of TeamViewer device. Next, on my computer which was connected to the LCD Projector, open login.teamviewer.com and sign in to same TeamViewer account. Then… automatically my Android device was listed, and I click on the connect option next to it. 

Then… the training went smoothly until my phone battery run out >__<

Will used this Apps again in my class. Love it !!

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyqxxudSERY[/embedyt]

Expanding the OER Community by Showcasing a Development Model that Works (Paper proceeding)

UTM has participated in Opencourseware Consortium since 2010.On 8-10 May 2013, the Opencourseware Global Conference was held in Bali, Indonesia with their theme Learning Beyond Borders – Delivering quality education to your fingertips. Deputy Director of Center for Teaching and Learning and myself had an opportunities to shares our experience in promoting OCW dan other OER product in UTM. We present our paper entitle “Expanding the OER Community by Showcasing a Development Model that Works”

DSCN2664Sharing session.

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Myself, in front of the conference Banner.

Abstract of the paper is as follows:

The concept of open educational resources was relatively new among public universities in Malaysia. In 2011 only two universities were registered as a member of the OpenCourseWare Consortium and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) was one of them. However, in a
period of less than one year after becoming a member of the consortium, UTM managed to publish 70 courses in its ocw website and this was achieved without any monetary reward given to the course authors. The process used to develop the courses started by selecting potential courses from the university e-learning portal. Authors of the courses were invited to workshops especially designed to assist them in converting the lecture notes into OCW publication materials. The normal procedure in OCW development that is checking for copyright and other issues, identifying figures to be redrawn and designing the course for online publication took place during the workshop. Later, individual graphic designers were assigned to each course to assist the author in recreating the figures, if necessary. The software used as the in the ocw website is the same software used as e-learning platform. Next, the IP of the published material was assigned to the respective authors. As a results of this success story, other universities in Malaysia are now looking at their own potential as contributors to OER and the initiative is now seen as one way to contribute to the society and not as a mere branding exercise. OER development is now is becoming a national project and public universities in Malaysia have agreed in principle to form a national OER consortium. By having a consortium, instead of competing with each other and recreating established courses, the universities will focus on the development of courses related to their niche areas. Based on this positive development, it is hoped universities in Malaysia will become major contributors to the global repository of open educational resources.

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OCW Conference 2013

Hari ini bermulalah conference ocw di Bali, Indonesia. Pelbagai pembentangan kertas kerja yang sangat menarik dikongsi oleh pelbagai negara. Hebat rupanya komuniti yang menyokong pendidikan terbuka atau OER ini. Antara topik yang sangat menarik perhatian adalah mengenai Mechanical MOOCs oleh professor dari MIT an Projek OOPs oleh Fay Chen dari Taiwan.

Aku dan Prof Md Noor ke sini untuk bentangkan kertas kerja kami berdasarkan pengalaman UTM menyertai OCW consortium semenjak 2011 yang lalu. Tapi kertas kerja kami akan dibentangkan pada hari terakhir conference.

Conference ni dibuat di Ayodya Resort, Nusa Dua, Bali. Cantik sangat hotel ni. Rasa selamat sebab nak masuk kawasan ni ada sekuriti yang ketat. Rupa2nya hotel 5 bintang. Tapi kami dapat harga rendah sebab booking dengan agoda.com

Jika nak tengok paper yang dibentangkan kat sini, singgahlah website ocwconference 2013.