Monday, March 25

Asia e University offers distance learning for 10 programmes

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Liew Chee Foh

Liew Chee Foh

KUCHING: With the growing importance of education not only globally but also in Malaysia, getting a Master’s degree has even become desirable or essential to work in nurseries, schools, colleges, universities, health care, and commercial institutions and so on.

Fuelled by market needs, Asia e University (AeU) offers a two-year Master of Education (MEd) Degree Programme with 10 specialisations to choose from – Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), Nursing Education, Early Childhood Education, Educational Psychology, Instructional Technology, Educational Management, Science Education, Educational Assessment and Evaluation, Curriculum & Instruction and Higher Education Teaching.

Chairman Award winner of AeU’s 5th Convocation 2015 Liew Chee Foh works as a full-time tutor in the Medical Assistant Training Programme.

He served in public health care services before embarking on training of allied health personnel. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Health Care and BSc (Hons) in Health Science, both by distance learning mode.

Currently he is the head of Medical Assistant Programme at Allied Health Science College, Kota Kinabalu.

“A visit to an education fair with my children in 2013 brought me this golden opportunity to achieve my dream. I was attracted by AeU’s unique flexible blended mode of course delivery in the MEd programme which best fit my busy work schedule and family commitments says Liew who is an AeU alumnus in MEd.

“I appreciate AeU’s effort to prioritise students’ convenience. Learning centres are made available to students in both urban and sub-urban localities.

“The myPLS is very user-friendly with easy access to online modules and even completed assignments are sent for assessment with ease.

“AeU’s e-library facilities have huge collections of reference and learning materials which helped in my research. AeU also offers the most affordable course fees without compromising on the quality of its programme,” said Liew.

His choice of MEd had enabled him to apply the knowledge gained to his work and enhance the quality of his allied health personnel training.

He said he believed working adults can fulfil their dreams of further education through this unique mode of course delivery, adding that he had plans to further his studies in PhD soon.

The MEd programme assessments include two assignments (60 per cent) and examination (40 per cent). Delivery of programme is either fully-online or blended learning (a combination of face to face tutorials and online learning) where students can choose according to their lifestyles.

Tutorial sessions conducted by qualified and experienced Academic Facilitators are held on weekends, once a month.

Meanwhile Prof. Dr. John Arul Phillips, Dean of the School of Education and Cognitive Sciences (SECS) at AeU said: “Our MEd programme equips students with relevant theory and practice to function in a global society and teach effectively in culturally and socially diverse classrooms.

“Graduate programmes offered provide opportunities for advanced study and research towards the development of innovative responses to the challenges of 21st century education.

“Soon after the graduation, graduates are ready to assume instructional and curriculum leadership roles in their respective educational institutions.

“This is targeted as the programme’s learning outcomes that we have specially designed to intensify graduate’s competency in teaching and enrich their leadership skill to further navigate and fulfil the education needs.

“Having students from diverse range of educational backgrounds, this programme is highly flexible and able to accommodate candidates from all levels of working backgrounds,” he said.

AeU is a collaborative multinational university established under the auspices of the 33 Asia Cooperation Dialogue Countries (ACD).

All academic programmes are internationally benchmarked, approved by the Malaysian Ministry of Education and accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency.

Established since April 2007, AeU has spread its wings to ACD member countries such as Bahrain, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Myanmar, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, UAE, Vietnam, as well as to non-member countries such as Denmark, Hong Kong, Iraq, Kenya, Maldives, Mauritius, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Sweden, Somalia, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Today, AeU has an enrolment of more than 22,000 students from 65 countries, and has graduated over 7,000 graduates.

As one of the leading provider of Open Distance Learning in Malaysia, AeU has a diverse community of more than 3,730 Masters’ students who are making a difference around the world.

To apply online for May 2016 intake, go to www.aeu.edu.my. For enquiries, call Tel: 1300 300 238.

AeU offers incentives, loans and EPF withdrawal assistance.