GREETING FROM DIRECTOR
PROFESSOR DR FONG SOON FOOK
Director, Center for e-Learning Universiti Malaysia Sabah
The impetus which drives CEL is derived from Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education’s Blueprint for Higher Education and the National e-Learning Policy (Dasar e-Pembelarajan Negara 2.0, DePAN 2.0). The Malaysian Education Blueprint emphasizes ten strategic shifts among which are the creation of holistic, entrepreneurial and balanced graduates, a nation of lifelong learners, globalized online learning and the transformation of higher education delivery. With the creation and contribution of blended learning through our SMART2UMS, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and the Open Educational Resources (OER Institutional Repository) by academic staffs of UMS we are indeed already in the realization of the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2015-2025 (Higher Education) - in particular Shift 9 - Globalised Online Learning.