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CENTRE FOR MULTIMEDIA EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT (CMED)

CENTRE FOR MULTIMEDIA EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT


To design and develop innovative applications for the university To develop and package R&D ideas and concepts To conduct training in software engineering To develop software products for clients

Current Projects
Multimedia Learning System (MMLS) Smart Card Document Management System (DMS) Interactive Voice Response (IVR) Digital Content Development E-Procurement System SMS

MMU E-scroll

First university in the world to introduce the escroll All graduates receive an e-scroll during the universitys convocation ceremony The e-scroll is digitally signed and stored in a CD-ROM

E-Learning Project: Multimedia Learning System

http://mmls.mmu.edu.my

Higher Education: Challenges for Malaysia

Growing number of students Increasing cost of education Demand for quality education Shortage of academic (ICT) staff Limited facilities/tools

Education Market in Malaysia


A big growth is expected in the education market
In Malaysia, with one university in 1957 to over 38 public and private universities today Malaysia targets to have 40% of those finishing secondary school to enter tertiary education by 2020 (currently the figure stands at about 18%)

Increasing Cost of Education

More universities are needed to cater for growing student population


Universities are expensive to build and maintain Difficult for governments to fully fund all the universities

More virtual universities are being created


Cost effective solutions (e.g. e-learning) Privatisation of education

Global E-Learning Market


2002 US$10.3 b 2006 US$83.1 b 2011 US212 b

Source: http://www.brandon-hall.com, Nov. 2003

Corporate E-Learning
2001
Percent of e-learning

2004

10.5%

25%

Source: American Soceity for Training and Development (http://www.astd.org), Nov. 2003

E-learning Initiatives at Multimedia University


GLOBALISATION LEARNING ORGANISATION KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY IMPACT OF ICT KNOWLEDGER WORKER COMPETITION Internet-based Degree Program (IBDP) Knowledge Management (KM) Centre LEARNING FAMILIES LEARNING INDIVIDUAL Multimedia Learning System (MMLS) Networked Multimedia Education System (NMES)

LEARNING SOCIETY LEARNING COMMUNITIES

Multimedia Learning System (MMLS)


Concept: Virtual Teacher within a virtual classroom environment Intelligent Learning Management System (iLMS) Home grown system

Web-based

Interactive
Video/Animation

Multimedia
Computer

Audio/Text Graphics

Intelligent
Virtual Teacher (Learner Centred)

MMLS: 3-tier Architecture


Learning Object

MMLS
Module Module Module Web Server Delivery Agent Intelligent Agent Learner

Learning Object

Learning Object

SCOs
Learners Record

MMLS Technology
MMLS uses the following: Operating system : Supports Linux, Sun Solaris, Unix and Windows Web server : Apache Database : MySQL Supports other databases/ODBC Server side script : PHP Client side script : JavaScript

Key Features of MMLS


* Platform independent * Database independent * Fully web enabled * Intelligent student monitoring * Course management by instructor * Auto-administration (e.g. registration, grouping, etc) * Bulletin board * Newsgroups, by course, for asynchronous interactions * On-line quiz templates and auto-grading & distribution of grades * Customisable

Users/Collaborators

MMU
Face-to-face or classroom-based training 15,000 students used the MMLS All lecture notes, ref., tutorials, etc for all subjects are available online Multimedia content (more than 100 subjects) 200,000 hits per month http://mmlscyber.mmu.edu.my http://mmlsmelaka.mmu.edu.my

Others: IBDP, MBA, DE, and FOSEE.

Other Collaborators: Malaysia: APN, CIAST, and 17 Schools France: La Rochelle University Japan: Waseda Uni., Kyoto Uni. & NTT (SCORM) S. Africa: NEMISA India: Matrushri Academy

Three International Awards

SMS Applications
SMS Server

Internet

Web SMS

Applications
e.g Controlling devices Student results Polling

Database

MMU-E-Procurement System
A web-based procurement system Three main modules: Cost Centres Vendors Finance (Admin) Vendors
Apply for Registration (For new Vendors) View RFQs, Prepare and submit quotations View quotations status

Cost Centre
Check budget Prepare Request for Quotation (RFQs) Check request status Verify request, Cancel request Quotation evaluation Approval of Purchase Order (PO)

Finance (Admin)
Activate new vendors Check and verify new requests Forward the RFQs to Vendors View Audit Trail

Database

Benefits

Reduced operational costs Transparency in procurement system Best price Efficient

Usage As of July 20, 2004

Cost Centres RFQ submitted Vendors participated Quotations Received Purchased Orders Issued

52 1,424 400 9,245 869