Wawasan Open University and the University of the Philippines Open University Seal Friendship with a Formal Agreement

The formalising of the partnership between WOU and the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) will further strengthen the academic collaboration between both institutions. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by WOU’s Chief Executive and Vice Chancellor, Prof Dr Lily Chan, and UPOU Chancellor, Prof Dr Melinda dela Peña Bandalaria. Among those present were Dean of WOU’s School of … Read More

Open Universities Need to Collaborate and Learn from One Another: Wawasan Open University Signs MoU with Universitas Terbuka Indonesia

WOU has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Universitas Terbuka Indonesia [UT (Indonesia Open University)] to solidify their partnership in advancing open distance learning (ODL) in Southeast Asia. The MoU was formally signed at a ceremony coinciding with the visit of UT’s high-level delegation to WOU’s main campus in Penang, Malaysia. The UT delegation, led by Rector, Prof Dr … Read More

A Fulbright Journey that Spurred an Academic’s Interest in ODL

When Ooi Li Hsien participated in an exchange stint in the US for two semesters from August 2009 to May 2010 under the prestigious Fulbright scholarship programme, it ended up being a truly life-changing experience. The senior lecturer from Wawasan Open University’s (WOU) School of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences (SEHS) was recently given the privilege of recounting his enlightening … Read More

“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

‘Live’ Robotic Arm Project Set to Benefit Industries and Students

Everyone fancies robots – whether they appear on movie screens or in real-life. Besides being entertaining and technologically exciting, they make complicated, repetitive tasks in the real world much lighter and easier. For industries, robotics or automation offers convenience and efficiency that bring about improved productivity in the working environment. Most industrial robots are intended for specific tasks, and this … 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