18-20 October, 2016

Assoc Prof Dr Safiah Md Yusof

Deputy Director, Institute for Teaching and Learning Advancement
Open University Malaysia
Assoc Prof Dr Safiah Yusof received her Bachelor of Science & Master of Science in Mathematics, and Education Doctorate in Instructional Process from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (SIUE), Edwardsville, IL, USA. She has taught in several colleges in the States including Art Institute of Dallas, Maryville University of St. Louis, Ms Wade’s Fashion Merchandising College, Belleville Area Community College and Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. In 1999, she embarked in online learning and received online facilitator training through Socrates Distance Learning Technologies Group. Dr Safiah then proceeded to facilitate fully online courses for the Art Institute Online, a division of Art Institute of Pittsburgh until early 2007. She was also an SME for EDMC periodically in curriculum and content development for online courses during that period. Dr Safiah joined Open University Malaysia (OUM), Kuala Lumpur, in 2008. Currently she is the Deputy Director and Head of e-Learning /Online Tutor Support Unit for the Institute for Teaching and Learning Advancement (ITLA) and oversees the management of online delivery and support for online learning at OUM.


4:30 PM [Case Study] The challenge and strategies in providing online learning needs and support: the case with OUM

In the continuous improvement of ODL delivery, OUM placed great effort in innovating teaching and learning with the use of technology. This presentation shares with the audience the various measures carried out over the years:
  • Learners Evaluation of Tutors System (LET)– to gather constructive learner feedback
  • Mobile Learning Support – to provide mobile support for learners in high failure rate subjects
  • Assignment Courseware – to guide learners on how to do their assignments
  • myInspire LMS - to provide a platform for learner engagement and obtain analytics
  • myInspire ‘Level Up’ function – to obtain level of learner participation and engagement online
  • myInspire & OUMBuzz Apps – to allow for mobile access
  • myInspire Video Guide – to guide learners on use of myInspire
  • myLearning Journey – to share with learners their learning path
  • Mobile Support for Tutors (MoST) – to provide support and development to OUM tutors
  • Quality Rating System (e-QRS) – to perform quality rating of forum management


Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Safiah.

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