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As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government of Malaysia issued a ‘Movement Control Order’ to limit interactions and prevent the spread of the deadly virus.
This included closing educational institutions to face-to-face learning. Educators became worried about how they were going to continue delivering their course curriculum, and students became anxious about graduating on time.
These restrictions were particularly felt in the technical and vocational education and training (TVET) sector due to its emphasis on practical skills and hands-on training. As such, new norms in teaching and learning practices had to be established.
To address this challenge, UTHM developed an online learning platform for TVET courses. Through exposure to the platform, teachers were able to expand their access to open educational resources (OER), strengthen their digital skills and learn how to produce their own digital content.