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Title Can Malaysia harness the power of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)?
Author Doria Abdullah - OBHE Associate


On 18 January 2016, Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh delivered his inaugural New Year address as the Malaysian Higher Education Minister. Based on the optimistic tone of the minister’s address, there is much to celebrate (see updates for first half and second half of 2015) and look forward to in 2016 (see Figure 1). This article looks at the proposed flexible learning system highlighted in the New Year address, and the role of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in spearheading the implementation.

Date 24/02/2016
Region(s) Asia
Countries Malaysia
Theme(s) Technology
Topic(s) Distance Education

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