Exam dates update

With the COVID-19 pandemic happening, it has in a way disrupted the momentum of my studies. Most of my studying is already online that I couldn’t help wondering how much more online can we get to ensure a continuation in our education. Turns out OUM is an expert on this.

We could get access to most study materials online via their portal MyInspire and also the library. Although I miss touching physical books, I think I have to accept that 21st-century learning habits are mostly online. We are talking about Google Classrooms, QR scan codes to get access to notes, Web calls, etc.

 

Silver Ipad on Books
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When OUM announced that the semester exams will be carried out online, I was a bit skeptical. How is that going to happen? Will it be something like a Zoom broadcast where you have an invigilator on-screen observing everyone in their little screens answering the paper? How would you know if someone is cheating?

Recently, OUM cleared the air by elaborating that the exams will be answered as per how we do our assignments. The questions would be released by 1am on Day 1 and students will have time to complete the paper by Day 2 at 8am. The answers are to be typed in a Word document in a size 12 Times New Roman font.

From my perspective as someone who has a job and a family to attend to, the best time for me to complete my exam would be on Day 1 sometime at night – once the kids (and husband) are asleep. At least, I can focus.

Having realized how different learning is nowadays  – I have decided to add on a gadget on my wishlist. A Kindle. From what I have read on most blog reviews, users seem to like it a lot. I wish that there were more local ( Malaysian) reviews but I can’t seem to find much about it. Maybe Malaysians love to read on their smartphones more. It is undoubtedly cost effective that way but I wanted something very specific for reading and free from distractions. So far, I have seen the Kindle (Generation 10) priced between RM450 – RM510 in online stores at Shopee.

 

Black Kindle E-book Reader On White Textile
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If you have any thoughts about the Kindle, please let me know in the comments below. cheers…