“Responsible Consumption: Sustainable Development Goals & You” by WOU

Much has been said about the authorities’ responsibility in steering Malaysia to fulfil the United Nations’ (UN) 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to protect the planet and uplift society. Individual citizens must also play a critical role in helping the country achieve the goals, especially the twelfth SDG – on responsible consumption and production. School of Business & Administration (SBA) … Read More

Electronic Retailing Takes the World by Storm

Electronic retailing, or e-tailing, has revolutionised the whole retail business as more consumers shop online for products and services. WOU’s School of Business & Administration (SBA) Senior Lecturer Lilian Yap was addressing an online talk on ‘Retailing to e-tailing: Evolution to Revolution’ organised by SBA and the Penang Regional Centre on 11 April 2021, and attended by 15 participants. She … Read More

WOU Talked on Post-Pandemic Teaching and Learning

Getting prepared for post-pandemic teaching and learning Educators should benchmark themselves against the globally-recognised ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) standards to gauge their preparedness for the post-pandemic teaching and learning landscape. Dr Por Fei Ping, Lecturer from the School of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Wawasan Open University (WOU), was speaking at a recent online talk on ‘Equipping … Read More

WOU Academician Wins IWD Video Contest

PENANG, MALAYSIA: The heartwarming struggles and personal story of Wawasan Open University’s senior lecturer, Jasmine Emmanuel, emerged as the winner under the single mum category in the #Choose to Challenge video contest held in conjunction with International Women’s Day. Emmanuel, who is also Head of WOU’s Centre for Foundation Studies, won RM500 which she pledged towards a single mother student … Read More

WOU Apprises Students of Competitive Career Options

Wawasan Open University (WOU) has been actively keeping its students updated of pertinent skills and jobs through various online talks held during the Covid-19 pandemic period. Examples are the following topics which represent two very important employment sectors in the current situation and for the future. Knowing Future Trends in the Construction Industry Participants learned about the challenges and future … Read More

Vice Chancellors’ Panel Discussion at National Education and Learning Summit 2020

Six leaders of Malaysian private higher education institutions (PHEIs) recently shared their insights and concerns during the Vice Chancellor’s panel on Ensuring the Relevance of Tertiary Education in an Industry 4.0 World. The event was held at the National Education and Learning Summit 2020 in Kuala Lumpur on 28 July 2020. The day-long summit was organised by Kingsley Strategic Institute … Read More

Collaboration in BUKA Project to Benefit WOU

Some 22 academics involved in the BUKA (Better Universities and Knowledge for All) project, hailing from seven partner institutions, visited the WOU main campus on 7 February 2020.   On hand to welcome them was fellow participant and leader of the WOU research team, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic & Educational Technology) Prof Zoraini Wati Abas. The guests, along with several … Read More

Global BUKA Research Effort ‘Opens’ in Malaysia

An important global research project supported by the European Union (EU) on Advancing Equity and Access to Higher Education through Open and Distance Learning has successfully taken off after its first meeting was hosted by Wawasan Open University (WOU) in Malaysia.   With funding worth almost a million Euros under the EU’s Better Universities and Knowledge for All (BUKA) scheme, the three-year … Read More