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The Case of a Cross-Border Pure Online Program:Crossing boundaries, Engaging minds

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Global Learn, in Penang, Malaysia ISBN 978-1-880094-79-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)


According to UNESCO (2002), new forms of distance learning based on new information and communication technologies are emerging and this has led to a significant trend towards intensifying globalization. Such forms of learning are a result of new learning needs and new patterns of information access and application. In the case of learning that is mediated solely through the use of such technologies, the content and activities need to be so designed that they are able to adequately compensate face-to-face meetings that have always been considered crucial in blended modes of open and distance learning. This paper seeks to describe and examine learner engagement in a pure online open and distance learning master’s program that was offered to students from 12 countries by Open University Malaysia based on feedback obtained via an online survey and personal e-mail.


Lim, T., Abas, Z.W. & Kaur, A. (2010). The Case of a Cross-Border Pure Online Program:Crossing boundaries, Engaging minds. In Z. Abas, I. Jung & J. Luca (Eds.), Proceedings of Global Learn Asia Pacific 2010--Global Conference on Learning and Technology (pp. 1071-1080). Penang, Malaysia: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 10, 2018 from .


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