The Centre of Instructional Resources & e-Learning (CIReL) in collaboration with Human Resource Development Division of Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) organised training programmes on e-learning called Online Education Training. The objective of the programme was to provide better online teaching and learning platform among the lecturers.
According to the Director of CIReL, Associate Professor Ts. Dr. Adzhar Kamaludin, the centre held the programmes virtually via Zoom, handled by the respective experts in each field.
“Lecturers need to opt for virtual learning as an alternative to the face-to-face learning mode, even if it is challenging.
“This virtual learning method attracts students to engage, in line with the current development of educational technology.
“Even with the restriction during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period, it is not an excuse for us not to do any beneficial activities, especially among the UMP associates,” he said.
He added, “With the current advances in educational technology, more opportunities and approaches can be explored in terms of teaching and learning, and this is the most suitable moment for the UMP associates to opt for online teaching and learning methods.”
He also urged the UMP associates to grab the opportunity of this e-learning approach.
Seven lecturers involved in conducting the training, namely, Ts. Aziman Abdullah, Ts. Dr. Awanis Rosli and Dr. Mohd Zamri Osman from the Faculty of Computing, Dr. Azwin Arif Abdul Rahim and Muhammad Shafeirul Zaman Abdul Majid from the Centre for Modern Languages, Dr. Muhammad Azrin Ahmad from the Centre for Mathematical Sciences, and Dr. Gan Leong Ming from the Faculty of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering Technology (FTKMA).
Two courses are also open to the public, which are Conducting Teaching & Learning: iPad and Loom & Microsoft Stream (Interactive Video).
Meanwhile, Airin Abdul Ghani from the Faculty of Industrial Management said that she attended two training sessions, and she acknowledged that the training help in e-learning.
Through the training, she could explore new knowledge, including those with multimedia features such as audio and video.
“Numerous innovations in education potentially drive and spur creative thinking,” she said.
The two-day training saw more than 500 participants engaged in several sessions.
Early registration can be made through https://forms.gle/sBoscWGZh3eQm7Lq5.