Online Teaching & Assessment Guideline

Due to recent unprecedented event that happens all over the world, COVID19 pandemic, Centre of Instructional Resources & e-Learning (CIReL) UMP has prepared some guidelines to lecturers to prepare materials for their online teaching. You may refer the following links for your future reference.

Global Classroom

Global Classroom (GC) is an innovative method in teaching and learning which is in line with Industrial 4.0 that transforms the delivery of education from conventional to a new interactive way where two entities are communicating through online (internet) platform. The sharing aspect of learning and teaching via GC is by video conferencing.  

So far, Centre for Mathematical Sciences in collaboration with Centre of Instructional Resources & e-Learning (CIReL) has handled Global Classroom for four different subjects which are:
  • Discrete Structure & Applications
  • Applied Statistics
  • Statistics for Management
  • Applied Calculus

Below are some photos taken during the video conferencing between UMP and Suleyman Demirel University, Turkey for subject Applied Calculus and also between UMP and University of South Australia for subject Applied Statistics.

Substitute Blended Learning (SBL)

Blended learning is an approach to education that combines online educational materials and opportunities for interaction online with traditional place-based classroom methods. It requires the physical presence of both teacher and student, with some elements of student control over time, place, path, or pace. Substitute blended learning requires lecturers to conduct 30% from total SLT of a subject online. They need to ensure during the substitute blended learning period, learning materials, learning activities and 10% assessment are adequately prepared. As of now Centre for Mathematical Sciences has successfully conducted SBL for the following subject:
  • Applied Calculus
  • Applied Statistics

Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) is a new paradigm of education for anyone, anywhere, anytime. It came up with numerous opportunities both for students as well as teachers. MOOC offered online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web.
MOOC are steadily being embraced by public and private sector organizations. The main characteristics of MOOCs include: massiveness, openness and connectivity.  The government has already voiced its support for MOOCs in the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2015-2025 (Higher Education). The blueprint acknowledges the contribution of learning technologies towards improving student outcomes and access to higher education.

MOOC creates the opportunity for sharing ideas & knowledge and also helps improving lifelong learning skills by providing easy access to global resource. There are provisions to earn the verified certificates with university logo and instructor signature on the payment of the course fee. Anyone can show these certificates at the time of job applications also. The employer can go to the corresponding MOOC provider database to get the information regarding the candidate. Some universities also started allowing to fulfill credit requirements of a degree from the MOOC courses.

Here are the lists of the subject at Centre for Mathematical Sciences that has been offered and currently are being developed.
  • Calculus is a Piece of Cake
  • Numerical Methods
  • Mathematics for Management
  • Research Methodology

MOOC courses are offered using Tagyard platform.