Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Online Resources to Learn English

The importance of English is not to be undermined. This is an initiative by UTM to share the resources with Malaysian students of other universities. I couldn't find the URL of this initiative. If any of the blog reader found it, please do share it.

This is quoted from NST

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The Online Resources for Learning in English (MyLinE), initiated by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) two years ago, will be open for use to all students in public institutions of higher learning (IPTAs), beginning today.

Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said the programme highlighted the benefits of collaboration among universities, besides representing the right response to the use of technology for teaching and learning.

“We would like to see the best practices in IPTAs. We will expand programmes or technologies from any university to be shared by other universities to prevent them from developing a new programme which has been initiated by others,” he said after launching the MyLinE portal at UTM city campus here today.

MyLinE, which was first introduced to semester 1 UTM students in 2006/2007, is a self-access learning resource to enhance English language communication skills among students at tertiary level.

The current main learning resources of this portal are grouped under topics such as English for Academic Purposes, English for General Communication and Rest and Relax with English.

Mohamed Khaled said the portal generated further interest among the students and the hits soared to 30,950, as of 8am today.

“We will monitor the usage of MyLinE by other IPTA’s and hope they will also share ideas to develop and update the portal contents,” he said, adding that about RM4.5 million was allocated to develop the programme.

Meanwhile, UTM Vice-Chancellor Tan Sri Prof Dr Mohd Zulkifli Mohd Ghazali said the programme would benefit all students as the resources were designed with the academic needs of tertiary-level students.

“It is hoped that such resources will add variety, choices and opportunities for learners to improve and enrich their English language competency,” he said


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5 comments:

ita s, said...
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ita s, said...

Hi.i was also looking for the url. and i just found it but yet to explore. check this out : http://www.myline.utm.my

Madam Z Essay Helper said...

Mr Chen,

Thanks for the info. I was not aware of the site ... will check during the weekend and see how I could use it to my students' advantage..

http://essayhelps.blogspot.com/

Chen Chow said...

Thanks for the sharing, ita s. Appreciate it!

Madam Z Essay Helper, great that you would be sharing with your students!

Anonymous said...

Hello...
Thank you ita s for the url, but I think it is without the 'www'. Just type http://myline.utm.my

Cheers!