As we venture into the Internet of Things (IoT), we will witness change unlike what we have experienced before. The meld between digital and physical worlds will become more and more seamless over time, to a point that it becomes unfathomable for one to exist without the other.
The education industry is one such example. It took more than 150 years for blackboards to be replaced by whiteboards but it only took another 40 years for those to be replaced with the first Learning Management System (LMS), introduced in the late 1990s.
At the turn of the millennium, e-learning or online learning was introduced to assist conventional learning but a mere decade later, complete online courses from the best universities in the world are readily available for everyone. E-learning is no longer new, nor is it abnormal. E-learning is the new normal.
In our effort to be the premier school of business, government and education in Malaysia, UNIRAZAK is the first Malaysian university to invest in and integrate Canvas LMS into our UNIRAZAK Online Experience or UROX platform in 2018. We are indeed proud to partner Canvas as it is a global leader in learning management systems and now used by more than 3,000 universities, school districts and institutions around the world.
UNIRAZAK has always been ready to cater to the industry’s growing demand by prepping our graduates to be future-ready, not only within Malaysia but globally. With that purpose in mind, UROX was established as our online learning platform as a practical step to adapt Razakians to the Age of Information and ensure that online teaching and learning can be more exciting, stimulating and engaging for both students and lecturers.
To ensure quality and efficiency, UROX is backed by the UNIRAZAK Digital Design and Development team or UR3D, a dedicated team to oversee and continuously develop UROX as a new normal for teaching and learning. UR3D strives to ensure that UROX carries a simple, intuitive and easy-to-use interface for lecturers and students. The straightforward navigation allows lecturers to seamlessly plan their lessons effectively and creatively, and students will also reap the benefits as UROX creates a smooth, efficient and time-saving learning experience.
Be that as it may, UNIRAZAK firmly believes in the value of conventional face-to-face interaction between lecturers and students. As such, UROX is a learning platform that complements classroom interaction and enhances the teaching and learning experience to a new and improved level. All learning activities are available online such as lecture notes, assignments, quizzes, discussions and additional learning materials which are all provided on UROX by the lecturers. Lecturers are also given the option to leave immediate comments and remarks for students to view upon the completion of online assessments.
Completely accessible, UROX is not limited to web browsers but is also made available for download on any mobile device. All you need is a device and internet connectivity, and your education can commence immediately anywhere around the world or in the safety and sanctity of your own home (especially during a nationwide lockdown). Participate in class discussions whilst sipping coffee at your favourite joint, take online quizzes in the wee hours of the morning, stream live lectures on your favourite beanbag, submit assignments as well as review or download available lecture notes whilst on the go.
We can no longer “witness” change. We must be the change. Be a Razakian.