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1st Edition

The Impact of MOOCs on Distance Education in Malaysia and Beyond

ISBN 9780367661281
Published September 30, 2020 by Routledge
242 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents


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


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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.