Why I listen to E-tutorials even though I am 5 weeks late

I couldn’t access the video recordings of one of the subjects in my OUM course the other day, so I sent an enquiry to eCRM about it. Turns out it’s got to do with the tutor’s setting. The problem is now sorted and I have a few weeks of the e-tutorial to catch up. Even though my e-tutor has uploaded the slides into the forums, I feel it is still better for me to listen to what my tutor says in these videos for various reasons.

  • The understanding of the topic is better when you hear the tutors explain. Sometimes, the students would ask questions during these sessions and it kind of complements the module.
  • Tutors will emphasise on important topics. At times, they will highlight the popular questions that will come out in the exams.
  • Hints and tips are dropped off in tutorials. Like how best to approach the assignment. Where can we get reading materials or other resources etc.
  • A chance to connect with course mates. Yelah.. student kan kekadang ada group gossip.
  • It makes me feel better that I am not wasting my money for this semester.. LOL

What are your motivations for listening into the recorded lectures?

Behind the scenes of OUMH 2203

The office chair

The instant desk

The mandatory academic-like bookshelf

I really had fun doing this assignment. Tapi tuhlah.. I still wonder if I am able to fulfill the examiners requirements. Currently, I am focusing on my ABCC1103 subject (Introduction to Communication) – I missed out the part where we had to make a video to illustrate our essay points. Thankfully, it is only 5 minutes. I will think of something.

The Gist of 3 assignments

3 down, 1 to go.

I managed to submit all 3 after Maghrib yesterday. Now I can focus on the 4th assignment and catch up the tutorials and e-lessons for all of the subjects. My examinations are in April from 16th to the 20th. I hope not many people are on leave so that I could sit for the online exam with a peace of mind.

OUMH2203 : English for Workplace Communication

We were required to do a video presentation – playing the role as the senior manager from the HR department presenting a report on flexi hour. Then, we have to write a reflective essay on the process of making the video.

My imaginary company is Digitalis Media with 30 employees in total. I did my research mostly by asking friends, my brother and googling using search terms like Flexible Working Arrangements (FWA) rather than flexi hour. I put my information together using WPS Powerpoint and layered it with my video recording in the Kinemaster app. The final output was OK considering I used the free version.

ABPD1203 : Child Psychology

Task was to write about Vygotsky’ Sociocultural Theory – elaborate, critic and give own opinion

I used OUM’s Digital Library to search for literature and ebooks that could be useful. I was previously using Google Scholar but I find that the resources are better using TSDAS library. After all, the institution did pay to get access to these journals. So, use them. Download them as needed. Some students were lamenting about the page restrictions of some e-books. Personally, I think the restrictions to download are reasonable. They are in place to protect the copyrights of the book. Bukannya kau dapat baca satu teks book tu dalam sehari pun..

There were a few pages on Vygotsky in the educational psychology textbook I bought which was enough to get started. Either way, using journals was better. In the opinion section, I put forth a concern made by our former education minister, Dr Maszlee about limitations to child development due to socio-cultural weaknesses.

ABPK 1203 : Cognitive Psychology

Write about perception. Explain with two visual tasks and two audio tasks.

This has got to be the most confusing tasks of all. I think my tutor , Mr Manimaran has tried his best to guide but I still find myself perplexed with the requirements of the essay. I worry if my explanation would be too lengthy. Indeed, I had a miscount with my words and I ended up having to edit them so they wouldn’t go beyond 3000 words. This particular assignment gave me the worst headache. The tasks I chose for my assignment was tailored for my mother, who is also a grandmother.

That meant for visual task : grocery shopping and watching netflix. Auditory task is listening to her grandson cry and talking over the telephone.

Anyway, it’s all done. I am not going to read the assignment topics in the forum. It will get me anxious.