Event Report

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FIELD TRIP REPORT Venue : Main campus of Open University Malaysia, Jalan Tun Ismail, Kuala Lumpur Date : 14 March 2008 ( Friday ) Time : 9.00 am to 12.30 pm 1. Introduction This field trip and the report are as a part of pro foma to fulfill the requirement for subject PXGT 6308 learning strategies for distance education. For this semester, our group has decided to go to main campus of Open University Malaysia, OUM. OUM is well known as a higher intuition in Malaysia which is developing the distance education as a main learning strategy in learning process. The Open University Malaysia is the 7th Malaysia private university. The main campus of OUM is located at Jalan Tun Ismail, Kuala Lumpur but there are more than 53 learning centers throughout Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia. “University For All” is the key words of Open University Malaysia. This slogan have the big quote that means education should be made available to all, with the concept anyone, anyhow and anyway so everybody can get the learning process. The first Chancellor of OUM was the late YBhg Datin Seri Endon binti Mahmood was appointed on 16 December 2004. On 8 December 2007, Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah was appointed as the new Chancellor of OUM. While, the Pro-Chancellor is YBhg. Tan Sri Dato' Azman Hashim and currently, the Vice-Chancellor of OUM is Professor Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Anuwar Ali. 2. Rationale OUM was registered as a higher institution on 23 May 2001 and launched on 26 August 2002. The 753 of first batch of students enrolled on August 2001 and the amount of students enrolled is getting higher throughout the year. Now, the students enrolled at OUM have grown to 40,000 students. From the survey, almost 90% of the registered students are part time students such as working adults and the

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