Featured speakers at #OLSymposium2020 in Malaysia

November, 21 2020
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  • On the 26th of November, OpenLearning will host the OpenLearning Micro-credential Symposium 2020 for Malaysian audiences.
  • The virtual event is a platform for cross-sector dialogues about micro-credentials and will feature a panel discussion, industry showcase, hands-on workshops, as well as partnership opportunities across the Malaysian education and training ecosystem. 
  • Key speakers include representatives from leading Malaysian universities, businesses and government bodies including the Ministry of Finance, Universiti Sains Malaysia, INCEIF (International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance), Maybank, and SHRDC (Selangor Human Resources Development Centre).

 

Can micro-credentials help educators and employers shape a future-ready workforce? How can organisations assess readiness and prepare for micro-credential development?


Together, we hope to shed light on these questions and more at the OpenLearning Micro-credential Symposium 2020 for Malaysia. In the lead-up to the event, we would like to highlight a few of our key guests who will be leading the conversation on micro-credentials, lifelong learning, and the future of work.

Meet our speakers:

 

Prof. Dr. Abdul Karim Alias, Director of CDAE, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

Prof. Dr. Abdul Karim Alias, Director of CDAE, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

In his current role as the Director of the Centre for Development of Academic Excellence, Prof. Dr. Abdul Karim Alias is responsible for designing and running a professional development programme in technology-enhanced learning and student-centred learning for the academic staff. 


How are institutions like USM already leading the way in equipping learners with industry-relevant skills? Our industry showcase brings together early adopters of micro-credentials to discuss use cases, strategies, best practices, design principles, and mechanisms for sustainable transformation in current models of tertiary education and professional development.


Industry Showcase: Charting a New Course for Malaysian Higher Education Institutions


This
industry showcase on ‘Charting a New Course for Malaysian Education & Professional Development‘ takes place on Thursday 26th November 2020, at 11.45AM MYT (GMT+8).


 

Dr. Nurbiha A. Shukor, Deputy Director (Teaching and Learning), Center of Academic Leadership, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Dr. Nurbiha A. Shukor, Deputy Director (Teaching and Learning), Center of Academic Leadership, UTMLead, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Dr. Nurbiha is the current Chairman of MEIPTA, the Malaysian e-Learning Council for Public Universities. As Deputy Director of Teaching and Learning at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, she supports course development and facilitates the use of Open Educational Resources.


During the Symposium, she will join our panel of speakers from government, industry, and the higher education sector for a wide-ranging conversation on the state of skills, talent, graduate employability and lifelong learning in Malaysia. 


Panel Session Malaysia

The panel will discuss micro-credentials as an innovative model of education, as well as explore the existing public and private sector initiatives that are already enabling education and training providers to increase access to upskilling and reskilling programs.


This
panel session on ‘ The Future of Work, Education & Lifelong Learning with Micro-credentials’ takes place on Thursday 26th November 2020, at 10.15AM MYT (GMT+8). 


 

Dato' Dr. Ho Sinn Chye, Distance Learning Specialist and Former Vice-Chancellor & CEO at Wawasan Open University

Dato' Dr. Ho Sinn Chye, Distance Learning Specialist and Former Vice-Chancellor & CEO at Wawasan Open University

Dato' Dr. Ho Sinn Chye has extensive experience in providing working Malaysians with access to quality higher education via open distance learning (ODL), and has been responsible for the development of organisational strategies that deliver successful distance learning courses. 


His workshop will address topics such as aligning your team, estimating the resources needed, and working with the right partners to realise your organisation's micro-credential goals.


This
workshop on ‘Developing a Micro-credential Strategy and Action Plan for Implementation‘ takes place on Thursday 26th November 2020, at 3.00PM MYT (GMT+8). Please note: Access to this workshop is limited to 100 participants on Zoom. If you are unable to join the workshop via Zoom, kindly tune in to the live stream on OpenLearning's Facebook Live.


OpenLearning Micro-credential Symposium 2020 Thursday 26 November - Malaysia


We invite you to find out more about each topic and register for complimentary access to the OpenLearning Micro-credential Symposium 2020 | Malaysia, happening this 26th of November.


Register for 26th November - Malaysia


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