Polytechnic Education Dept Launches Malaysian Polytechnic MOOC

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 27 (Bernama) — The Polytechnic Education Department today launched its own Massive Open Online Courses known as the Malaysian Polytechnic MOOC (PoliMOOC) which provides courses suitable for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET).

Speaking at the launch of the portal, Deputy Higher Education Minister Datuk Dr Mary Yap Kain Ching said the PoliMOOC portal could hopefully introduce quality TVET studies internationally.

“I am confident that through PoliMOOC, the ministry’s objective of creating flexible education practices will be achieved,” she said.

She said the sharing of ideas and best practices related to TVET through online methods such as this was required in today’s world.

She added that PoliMOOC would include 34 polytechnic institutions in Malaysia with each starting its own MOOC according to its niche.

At present, the portal can only be accessed by registered polytechnic students while other local and foreign students can only do so once the department provides that service.

BERNAMA.

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