Chuah Kee Man

Educator

Researcher

Learning Designer

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Chuah Kee Man

Educator

Researcher

Learning Designer

Writer

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Online Learning during COVID19: A Wake-Up Call for Malaysian Universities

March 27, 2020 E-Learning
Online Learning during COVID19: A Wake-Up Call for Malaysian Universities

It’s not really accurate to say how students can do online banking, online shopping, but can’t do the same for online learning. Why? Banking and shopping are optional things, which they can choose not to do when there is no access.

But when you say online learning is the only way, you’re technically making it compulsory, hence students (especially those without proper connectivity at home) will be left out. They will be frustrated by the fact that they couldn’t load certain materials/content properly or participate actively. Even now I have received text messages from students in remote areas that say “Is it true we are going to go online fully? How am I going to particiapte, sir?”. We have to accept the fact that connectivity is still a problem in Malaysia.

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