UM adopts distance education to keep students learning

All higher education institutions in Macao have further postponed class resumption as a response to the continuation of the novel coronavirus outbreak. The University of Macau (UM) has been dedicated to promoting online teaching and learning. For this reason, UM students can continue to engage in learning via distance education resources, such as massive open online courses (MOOC) platforms, to keep acquiring knowledge during class suspension.

Before official class resumption, UM will make use of distant learning resources to keep students learning and to provide academic guidance. Students will receive equivalent academic results and credits upon completing the assignments and exams online according to the original course curriculum. UM will ensure that course materials and information are provided to students in advance via appropriate channels. The university will also announce the schedule, style, and content of online lectures in a timely manner. In addition, advisors of master’s students and PhD students will continue to provide academic guidance via different online platforms.

UM has launched various online learning resources in the past, including the university’s first English MOOC course launched on XuetangX in 2018, for students and those who are interested to learn. Participants can access the online courses without time and space restrictions.

Depending on the situation, UM may hold additional lectures in the evening or on weekends to ensure that students can complete their learning tasks based on the original curriculum. The university may also implement special measures to prevent delays in students’ graduation that are caused by the epidemic outbreak.

In addition, as the class resumption dates of UM as well as mainland universities remain uncertain, UM will make appropriate arrangements accordingly for students whose plans to join exchange programmes in mainland China have been affected by the outbreak.

UM will continue to release the latest information on the dedicated webpage of the UM Task Force for Pneumonia Prevention and Control https://www.um.edu.mo/zh-hant/task-force-for-pneumonia-prevention-and-control.html. Please stay tuned for the updates.

因應新型冠狀病毒疫情持續,全澳高等院校進一步延遲復課日期。澳門大學一直致力推動網上教學,學生可繼續透過網上教學平台例如慕課平台等開展遙距學習,落實“停課不停學”的原則。

正式復課前,澳大將推行遙距學習及學業指導,學生通過遙距學習按原學習計劃完成作業和考試後,將獲同等的成績和學分。澳大將確保學生從合適的途徑事先取得教材和資訊,及時公佈講課的時間、形式和內容。另外,碩士生、博士生導師將通過各種網上平台,繼續提供學業指導。

澳大推動的網上教學包括在2018年通過“學堂在線”慕課平台推出首個英語慕課課程,供學生和有興趣人士報讀,讓他們不受時間和地域限制在網上學習。

澳大還會按情況為學生在夜間及週末補課,確保學生盡量能按原計劃完成學習任務。校方亦將採取措施,避免學生畢業時間受疫情影響而推遲。

此外,鑑於澳大和各內地院校的復課日期仍未確定,針對受影響到內地交換的學生,校方將按不同情況作出妥善的學習安排。

澳大將繼續透過其“肺炎防控工作小組”專頁(https://www.um.edu.mo/zh-hant/task-force-for-pneumonia-prevention-and-control.html)公佈最新訊息,敬請密切留意。

Source: https://go.um.edu.mo/6gbld3vu

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