1st Edition

The Impact of MOOCs on Distance Education in Malaysia and Beyond

Edited By Mohamed Ally, Mohamed Amin Embi, Helmi Norman Copyright 2019
    242 Pages
    by Routledge

    242 Pages 38 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book provides theoretical and empirical discussions around the impact of MOOCs and other pedagogical strategies for online learning in international contexts. Through discussions of inverse blended learning and other teaching and learning approaches, Part I navigates the pressing conceptual issues around global online education. By analyzing the Malaysia MOOC Initiative—the first governmental MOOC project in the world—Part II offers insight into the developmental strategies, learning design, and integrative approaches of these pioneering efforts. Edited by leading scholars in the field of globalized online learning, this volume offers a valuable contribution to research around collaborative initiatives between governments and universities, especially ones dedicated to open and distance education.


    Asha Kanwar


    Mohamed Ally, Mohamed Amin Embi & Helmi Norman

    Part A: MOOC Concepts in Online Education

    1 MOOCs: Past, Present, Future

    Marti Cleveland-Innes & Nathaniel Ostashewski

    2 Inverse Blended Learning – a didactical concept for MOOCs and its positive effects on dropout-rates

    Martin Ebner & Sandra Schön

    3 Preparing Teachers for Integration of Digital Tools in Teaching: Learning with Digital Tools; OER / MOOCs in Education in Sub Saharan Africa

    Margarete Grimus & Mohamed Ally

    4 Innovating Problem and Project Based Learning Using a Modified Version of MOOCs

    Thomas Ryberg, Jacob Davidsen, & Annette Kolmos

    5 Establishment of the Globalized Online Learning Policy & National e-Learning Center for Malaysia MOOCs

    Muliati Sedek & Syed Najmuddin Syed Hassan

    6 OpenLearning as a Learning Environment for Malaysia MOOCs

    Adam Brimo

    7 Are Students Ready for MOOCs?

    Ebrahim Panah, Mohamed Amin Embi, Norazah Nordin

    Part B: Case Studies of MOOCs in Malaysia Online Education

    8 The Malaysia MOOC Initiative: The Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Experience Norazah Nordin, Mohamed Amin Embi, & Helmi Norman

    9 The Malaysia MOOC Initiative: The Universiti Putra Malaysia Experience

    Alyani Ismail, Habibah Ab Jalil , Syafiq Zikri Salleh, Mohd Idham Abd Rashid & Aida Suraya Md Yunus

    10 The Malaysia MOOC Initiative: The Universiti Teknologi MARA Experience

    Anealka Aziz Hussin, Janudin Sardi &Johan Eddy Luaran

    11 The Malaysia MOOC Initiative: The Universiti Malaysia Sarawak Experience Chuah Kee Man, Norazila Abd. Aziz, Johari Abdullah, Emmy Dahliana Hossain, Ang Tse Chwan & Noorhaslina Senin

    12 The Malaysia MOOC Initiative: The Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Experience Norasiken Bakar, Nurul Annisa Alia Roslan, Zanariah Jano, Mohd Shamsuri Md Saad, Kalthom Husain & Aida Nasirah Abdullah

    13 The Malaysia MOOC Initiative: The Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia Experience

    Nurkhamimi Zainuddin, Rozhan M. Idrus & Najwa Hayaati Mohd Alwi

    14 The Malaysia MOOC Initiative: The Universiti Utara Malaysia Experience

    Fauziah Abdul Rahim &Muhamad Shahbani Abu Bakar

    15 Evaluation of Malaysia MOOCs Development: From the Student Perspective Habibah Ab Jalil, Alyani Ismail, Sidek Ab Aziz, Hanafi Atan, Abd Karim Alias, Norazah Nordin, Mohamed Noor Hasan, Norasiken Bakar,Zaid Ali Alsagoff & Mohd Nazri Md. Saad

    16 Retention Rates in MOOCs: A Dilemma or A Conundrum?

    Helmi Norman, Norazah Nordin, Melor Md Yunus, Harwati Hashim & Nor Hafizah Adnan



    Mohamed Ally is a Professor in the Centre for Distance Education and Researcher in the Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute (TEKRI) at Athabasca University, Canada.

    Mohamed Amin Embi is a Professor at the Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and Director of Center for Teaching and Learning Technologies at UKM.

    Helmi Norman is an Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean of Teaching and Citra at the Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.