ICT in Education (Teaching Learning) Policies

Written from Kedah, Malaysia

Many of universities are in the process of developing instructional and learning materials which can be accessed anywhere through the web. Towards this end, there are established new centers or new embedded function of centers to responsible in implementing e-learning in the universities.

The 1998 UNESCO World Education Report, Teachers and Teaching in a Changing World, describes the radical implications the new information and communication technologies have for conventional teaching and learning (UNIESCO, 2002). This look in Asian educational systems where are more under increasing pressure to use the new information and communication technologies (ICTs) in their system, include to teach students the knowledge and skills they need. As the samples, National University Singapor (NUS), Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Nanyang Technology Universitiy (NTU), and Universiti Utara Malyasia (UUM) starting to implementing IT in their education system mostly in the same time.

Several universities use the third party as outsource to build their system which can be in big amount payment for full right or periodically payment right contract. The outsource pattern, support to establishment of IT system in short time.

To manage the e-learning, is important to give a center/unit in teaching learning concern (not IT or computer center/unit) that perhaps will works aggressively towards the creation and development of awareness of, and exposure of academic staff to, the usage of E-Learning for suitable teaching and learning purposes and exercises. This is depending the universities leader policies.

The policies on e-Learning (source from UUM Policies in Learning Management System, 2002) should be as follows:

 
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