Monday, December 01, 2003

Belasungkawa [Eulogy]: Tan Sri Dr Abdullah Sanusi Ahmad

After the demise of Johan Ismail, the e-learning community just lost another key figure in the industry, the Chairman/Vice Chancellor of the Open University Malaysia (OUM), Tan Sri Dr Abdullah Sanusi Ahmad passed away last week due to heart attack.

My condolonces go to his family particularly his younger brother who is a classmate of mine as well as the staff at the Open University whom I have been collaborating with on some projects.

His profile is available here. Here are the details displayed as part of OUM condolonce message:

"Presiden / Naib Canselor OU Malaysia, Y Bhg Tan Sri Dato' Dr Hj Abdullah Sanusi bin Ahmad telah kembali ke Rahmatullah pada jam 1.25 pagi (29 Nov 03) di kediaman No 9, Jalan 14/48, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Allahyarham selamat dikebumikan di tanah perkuburan Bukit Kiara, Damansara, Kuala Lumpur pada kira-kira jam 2.00 petang hari berkenaan. " - OUM

Al-Fatihah to Allahyarham Tan Sri Dr Abdullah Sanusi Ahmad.

Posted by haxa on December 1, 2003 at 10:54 AM in Editorial | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack

Tuesday, November 11, 2003

Categories on The Malaysian e-Learning Community of Practice

Editorial - Voice for Advocacy, Highlights, Announcements, Features
Events - Highlights, Call for Papers, Who's Presenting|Attending What?
Graphics Designs - Trends, Issues, Tips, Portfolios, Publications
Grid for Learning - Trends, Updates, Links
Instructional Designs - Trends, Issues, Tips, Portfolios, Publications
Knowledge Repository - Papers, Links, Metadata, Queries, Experts
Learning Objects - Trends, Issues, Tips, Portfolios, Publications
Learning Technologies - New, Emerging, and Obselete technologies for learning and education
Multimedia Programmings - Trends, Issues, Tips, Portfolios, Publications
Metadata - Trends, Issues, Publications
Projects & Implementations - Highlights, Ratings, Features
Standards & Guidelines - Content, Instructional Design, e-Learning Systems

Posted by haxa on November 11, 2003 at 07:48 PM in Editorial | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Welcome to The Malaysian e-Learning Community of Practice

The e-learning community in Malaysia is a dynamic one. We are diverse in our background, we are learning continuously, we are expanding in our capacity, we are growing in our capabilities; but yet we are distributed.

From developers, implementers, researchers, facilitators, and policy makers; we are the makers of the e-learning network in this country. For without us, millions of learners would be deprived of quality instructions for learning.

In our great cause of making the instructions work and the learners learn, we stumble across challenges that we solve on contingency basis. Thus, in the long run our repository of knowledge are kept within ourselves or belong to the organization we work for.

In the end, the momentum that we have set will never make a prominent impact to the industry or to the nation; that as a community we couldn't push certain agendas or advocate our views that we all deem necessary for the benefits of education industry in Malaysia.

Therefore, it is my pleasure to invite everyone to come on board and be part of this Community of Practice and contribute ideas, opinions, and views to this community of ours.

Posted by haxa on November 11, 2003 at 01:23 PM in Editorial | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack