Buying used OUM modules

I enrolled in my course in January 2020. At the time, most learning methods have shifted online. Learners are no longer required to buy a hard copy of the module. Instead, we can download our module from the online portal. In a way, the fees can be lowered down and it saves the environment too (to a certain extent). Even then, I still find myself with the need to print out parts of the module because of my tendency to highlight what I read and scribble anecdotes near the paragraph.

One of the subjects I have in Semester 6 is Basic Concepts of Information Technology. This particular subject has a lot of images which leads to me being uncertain on whether I should print it out or otherwise. After mulling over the issue, I decided to find a used copy of the module.

First I searched in groups on Facebook. No one was selling the module I wanted. I then tried Shopee and voila – I found a seller that sells it alongside another subject I will be taking next semester. He was selling it for RM15 per module. I bought two. The books arrived in good condition with a CD as well. I find it easier to study with a physical book.

The module is still in good condition. Perhaps I’ll sell it later on my Shopee store – Moon Chamber.

CBCT2203 – the assignment

This subject is graded 100% from coursework and online quizzes. A former student once said during the orientation week that the quiz is a given mark. It is an open book test in which all you need to do is to be quick in searching for information. Indeed, just like that 10% is already in my hands which can be a deciding factor in whether I get an A or B.

The evaluation is divided into three parts. An essay, quiz and task-based assignment.

The essay wanted learners to identify two software or apps we frequently use in our everyday lives. The essay also wanted us to elaborate on how to use it in business based on our experiences. This was something we felt a bit tricky. I mean, what if our daily activities using this app do not include any business transactions. This matter was clarified with the e-tutor and after his own clarification with the head module – the word business is deemed to mean “urusan”. If it makes any sense. Not exclusively to activities involving money exchange.

I chose WhatsApp and Google chrome as my app of choice. My understanding of the subject is reflected in the essay and examples. I just wish that the e-grader would be able to grasp my points as I can be quite scatter-brained when it comes to academic writing.