Innovation in Global Collaborative Learning in higher education | digitalLEARNING Magazine
August 2012

Innovation in Global Collaborative Learning in higher education

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Equipping with Global Economy

Implementing Agency
Open University of Malaysia


Website

www.w diergaardt12.phpnet.us

An online programme offered by the Open University of Malaysia, MIDT comprises of 40 credit hours in total and it includes 14 courses. A large group of students get recruited every year. The main challenge is to prepare diverse students for the real world by equipping them with skills and knowledge, so that they are able to compete in a changing global economy.

Objective:
Master of Instructional Design Technology programme (MIDT) offered by the OUM aims to produce well trained graduates

Achievements:
Successful adoption of  MIDT  theory by students  in countries like Bangladesh, India, Trinidad and  Tobago,  Cameron
and Nokhutula.

Target Group:
All lifelong learners

Challenges:
We initially faced challenges related to curriculum design. There were also problems due to lack of coordination. The design of the learning management system was faulty. We also needed to provide training to the teaching and support staff on a regular basis.

 


Networking Career through ICT

Implementing Agency
Cisco Networking Academy


Website

www.aisect.org

Networking Academy provides online courses, interactive tools, and hands-on learning experience to help individuals prepare for ICT and networking careers in virtually every type of industry. Networking Academy provides individuals with industry-recognised certifications and entry-level information and communication technology (ICT) careers in virtually every type of industry.

Objective:
To help schools get the most out of their networking equipment

Achievements:
Over 450 technical colleges and universities impacted across India and more than 60,000 students exposed to Cisco
Networking Academy Skills Based courses since the programme’s inception in year 2000.

Target Group:
College-level students with or without prior technical knowledge; special focus on women, underserved sections and people with special needs.

Challenges:
The biggest challenge that we faced has to do with broadband connectivity issues with some educational institutions. There were also the issues related to engagement with respect to lab equipment, infrastructure and faculty training. The integration of courses with the regular curricula posed its own set of challenges.


 

 

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