COURSE GUIDE xi COURSE GUIDE DESCRIPTION You must read this Course Guide carefully from the beginning to the end. It tells you briefly what the course is about and how you can work your way through the course material. It also suggests the amount of time you are likely to spend in order to complete the course successfully. Please keep on referring to Course Guide as you go through the course material as it will help you to clarify important study components or points that you might miss or overlook. INTRODUCTION OUMH1103 Learning Skills for Open Distance Learners is one of the courses offered by the Faculty of Education and Languages at Open University Malaysia (OUM). This course is worth 3 credit hours and should be covered over eight to 15 weeks. COURSE AUDIENCE This course is offered to all students undertaking any programme with OUM. As an open and distance learner, you should be able to learn independently and optimise the learning modes and environment available to you. Before you begin this course, please confirm the course material, the course requirements and how the course is conducted. STUDY SCHEDULE It is a standard OUM practice that learners accumulate 40 study hours for every credit hour. As such, for a three-credit hour course, you are expected to spend 120 study hours. Table 1 gives an estimation of how the 120 study hours could be accumulated.
COURSE GUIDE xii Table 1: Estimation of Time Accumulation of Study Hours Study Activities Study Hours Briefly go through the course content and participate in the initial discussion 3 Study the module 60 Attend three to five tutorial sessions 10 Online participation 12 Revision 15 Assignment(s), Test(s) and Examination(s) 20 TOTAL STUDY HOURS 120 COURSE OUTCOMES By the end of this course, you should be able to: 1. Describe OUM's learning environment and manage your learning; 2. Identify the main components of a personal computer and the internet; 3. Utilise the tools available under OUM's Virtual Learning Environment ( m yVLE); 4. Apply appropriate reading techniques in pursuing your studies; 5.
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- Spring '15
- Open University Malaysia, OUM