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The Open University Malaysia (OUM) Learning Management System (MyLMS): evaluating the effectiveness of online forum discussion for quantitative subjects

Rosila , Abu Zarin and Raziana , Che Aziz and Norbaini , Abdul Halim (2008) The Open University Malaysia (OUM) Learning Management System (MyLMS): evaluating the effectiveness of online forum discussion for quantitative subjects. In: 8th Annual SEAAIR Conference , 6-8 November 2008, Surabaya, Indonesia.

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Abstract

he blended pedagogy adopted by OUM for its open and distance learning (ODL) comprises three components; self-managed learning, face-to-face interactions and online learning through myLMS. The nature of online learning requires high commitment from the learners, especially self-managed learning and collaborative online learning. Learning quantitative subjects such as financial mathematics in a conventional environment is very demanding and it is difficult to grasp by a majority of learners, what more learning such subject through online learning. Interactions between the academic staff or tutors with the learners and also amongst learners are important. Thus it is critical that quality and effective teaching and learning progression take place in online forum discussion for such subjects. A study is carried out to explore the effectiveness of OUM’s online forum discussion for the subject of Mathematics for Management (BBMP 1103). The effectiveness of the online forum discussion will be measured based on the community of inquiry model (Garrison, Anderson and Archer, 2000). The effectiveness of online forum participation will be evaluated using the three essential elements in online learning process – teaching presence, social presence and cognitive presence. The outcome of this study will be useful to facilitate effective and quality teaching and learning process for quantitative subjects via e- learning. (Authors' abstract)

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Learning Management System, Community Of Inquiry, Self-Managed Learning ; Financial Mathematics ; Online Communication ; Peer Interaction
Subjects:L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
ID Code:396
Deposited By:Shahril Effendi Ibrahim
Deposited On:26 Apr 2010 08:31
Last Modified:26 Apr 2010 08:31

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