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MOOCs Development

In Malaysia
Presented by Prof Fauzy Wan
National Higher Education Research Institute (IPPTN)
Information by Prof Abdul Karim Alias
Center for Development & Academic Excellence
Universiti Sains Malaysia

Malaysian Ministry of Education

Evolution of Revised National Higher Education

Strategic Plan-2011
Plans for 2013-2025 - 11 Big Ideas
Massive Open Online Courses MOOCs 11th Big Idea (
Intensification of Online Learning)
In line with the National e-Learning Policy (DePAN,
launched in April 2011)
MOOCs are based on the philosophy of Open
Education Education for All of the United Nation.

Malaysian Ministry of Education

Evolution from Open Educational Resources (OER)

Open CourseWare (OCW) - MOOC

Malaysias Growth of internet usage
2000 Population 29.17 million internet usage 2.7 millions
June 2012 17.7 millions, Facebook users 13.59 millions
March 2014 Malaysian average internet speed 5.48Mbps
Vietnam 13.01Mbps, Thailand 17.38Mbps, Singapore 59Mbps

UNESCO Paris Declaration regarding OER in 2011

To empower interested learners from around the globe
who lack access to higher education

Malaysian Ministry of Education

MOOCs being offered through various providers:
Coursera, Edx, Udacity, FutureLearn

Revisit DePan implementation Plans to determine the

readiness of Universities for e-Learning & MOOCs

Content Development

MOOC Implementation Plans

1st Develop 4 general subjects

TITAS (Tamadun Islam & Tamadun Asia Islamic

Civilization & Asian Civilization)

Ethnic Relations
IT literacy

Require 13 Public Institutions of Higher Learning

register with the Open Courseware Consortium

2nd Develop and upload other general subjects into the
same platform

MOOC Implement Plans

AKEPT (Akademi Kepimpinan Pengajian Tinggi Higher Education

Leadership Academy )
Promote Awareness
Devise Training of Trainers programme
Development of Modules for designing & Delivery MOOCS
Design Training for courseware developers
Design Training for technical personnel
Topics include:

Overview, Instructional Design, Content Development, Copyright Issues,

Online Facilitation and Collaboration, Online Assessment
MOOC specific Design
MOOC implementation Strategies for active and engaging learning
Flipped Classrooms, Blended Learning, Best Practices, Case Studies,
Challenges and Opportunities

Current Status
The first MOOC course offered in Malaysia was by Taylors

college in March 2013 Entrepreneurship

July 2013 Achieving success with Emotional Intelligence
April 2014 PutraMOOC Public University
Major Trial run on July 17th 2014 involving 3 platforms
Open4Learning (
Open Learning (
Coursesite (

: 10.00 - 10.20 am
: 10.20 - 10.40 am
: 10.40 - 11.00 am

Malaysian Ministry of Education 2015 -30% of courses

offered at Public Higher Education Institutions will be


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