Editor's Note

In this 17th issue of inspired, all the regular columns are in: “Quick Stats” which captures in an image an aspect of OUM demographics; “Important Dates” to remind those involved in teaching and learning that time flies; and “my_philosophy” to put a face and an educational philosophy to the featured OUM academics. The first feature for this issue is a timely piece on sustainability in open and distance learning penned by OUM’s President/Vice-Chancellor, Prof Dr Ahmad Izanee Awang; while the second feature by Tengku Amina Munira is a short take on microlearning for better retention. Lastly, inspired is excited to introduce “In Conversation With,” a new column of interviews with luminaries in education and related disciplines. The first appearance of the new column features Prof Tian Belawati, a leading figure in open and distance learning.

The inspired team hopes you will enjoy reading this issue and wishes you a productive semester ahead.


Dr David Lim, Editor