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Journal Issue
Volume 4 Issue 1 / Mar 2006  pp1‑111

Editor: Shirley Williams

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Customer‑Driven Development for Rapid Production of Assessment Learning Objects  pp1‑6

Andrew Adams, Shirley Williams

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MyGfL: A Lifelong Learning Platform for Malaysian Society  pp7‑14

Zailan Arabee Abdul Salam, Azmi Mansur

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Abstract

MyGfL which stands for Malaysian Grid for Learning is a One‑Stop‑Center for quality assured online learning content, tools and services with the aim to promote and support the lifelong learning agenda in Malaysia. It is a platform that enables anyone to learn, unlearn and relearn from anywhere at anytime through any web browser so as to accelerate the growth of K‑Society. The main objectives of MyGfL are to enhance discoverability of e‑learning content from heterogeneous sources through the use of metadata, to develop e‑learning standards to ensure conformance and adoption of best practices in e‑learning content and systems, to provide e‑Learning systems and tools to enable and support e‑Learning activities and processes for the purpose of lifelong learning, and also to encourage the sharing and development of localindigenous content. Pilot programs have been conducted at different levels of the Malaysian society where processes and factors involved in implementing e‑learning to the community and observations of societal acceptance of e‑learning were noted. Utilization of MyGfL by the pilot groups has furnished vital information regarding acceptanceperception of use, current standards of computer literacy and skills. This case study will depict the impact of MyGfL with regards to its objectives and public perception towards MyGfL as a platform for lifelong learning. 

 

Keywords: e-Learning, Lifelong Learning, Malaysian Grid for Learning, MyGfL, Learning Content

 

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Colin Egan, Amanda Jefferies, Jason Johal

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Delivering What Students say They Want On‑Line: Towards Academic Participation in the Enfranchisement of e‑Learners?  pp27‑34

Richard Hall

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Outline and Evaluation of a Joint European and Canadian Virtual Mobility: e‑Learning Project  pp35‑42

Alan Hilliard

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Collaborative On‑Line Teaching: The Inevitable Path to Deep Learning and Knowledge Sharing?  pp43‑50

Karin Tweddell Levinsen

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Implementing Courseware to Support Learning Through Real‑World Erroneous Examples: Students' Perceptions of Tertiary Courseware and Obstacles to Implementing Effective Delivery Through VLE  pp51‑59

Rachada Monthienvichienchai, Erica Melis

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Topic Maps e‑Learning Portal Development  pp60‑67

Kamila Olsevicova

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Encouraging Student Participation in an On‑line Course Using 'Pull' Initiatives Paul  pp68‑79

Peachey Paul

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Providing 'Quality Care' to International Students Through On‑line Communication  pp80‑87

Chris Perry

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Using Software Testing Techniques for Efficient Handling of Programming Exercises in an e‑Learning Platform  pp88‑95

Joachim Schwieren, Gottfried Vossen, Peter Westerkamp

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ICT and Schools: Identification of Factors Influencing the use of new Media in Vocational Training Schools  pp96‑103

Alexandra Totter, Daniela Stütz, Gudela Grote

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Using an Online Games‑Based Learning Approach to Teach Database Design Concepts  pp104‑111

Thomas M Connolly, Mark Stansfield, Evelyn McLellan

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