Responding to remote in a trying time

When a demand is made for unprecedented creativity and inspiration, the only way forward is innovation. Management and Science University (MSU) moves ahead on a commitment to teaching and learning, with an attentiveness to the current global crisis.

Even before COVID-19 emerged on the scene, Management & Science University (MSU) had implemented blended learning across all its foundation, diploma, degree, master’s, and doctoral programmes.

With experience in both virtual and blended modes of delivery, converting to full online teaching and learning in a difficult time such as the pandemic is no issue for the University that has been awarded the Malaysia Digital Business Award for Excellence in Education Digitization. Rethinking pedagogy with technology, the MSU online learning reflects a readiness to adhere to the measures in place to protect the health and safety of its students, staff, faculty, and the community at large.

Across the University, members of the academic faculty tailor pedagogical solutions supported by technology. Everything is being done to ensure continuous teaching; in keeping with the University’s leading national index for Graduation on Time (iGoT), so that not a beat shall be missed in either education or experience for the students of Malaysia’s Most Entrepreneurial Private University that concurrently boasts the country’s highest graduate employability at 98.7 percent within six months of convocation.

Capitalizing on accumulated knowledge of how online communities thrive, both cohort and community are fostered to ensure uninterrupted networking of course mates, colleagues, academia, and support systems.

Despite the required distancing, the campus community is together in time. Students can still come to campus, where facilities such as Wi-Fi are ongoing for use, and all campus visitors are subject to vigilance on the health and safety issues at hand while observing all the SOPs put in place by MKN, MOHE, MOH, and MQA.

For all the innovations in technology and pedagogy, the University remains true to its goal of helping students develop leadership as well as practitioner skills through a grounding in real-world problems and field experiences for professional development.

All members of the MSU staff continue coming to work in service of the University’s global student body, which hails from over forty countries; with an adaptability and agility that keep the University’s ‘Transforming Lives, Enriching Future’ aims in check.

This presentation shares how MSU is managing education during the COVID-19 pandemic, in keeping with the University’s leading national index for Graduation on Time (iGoT).