“MAYA and Spectrum are Universiti Malaya’s (UM) main online learning platforms. Maya lets us pay our fees, sign up for modules, enrol for the semester and check our timetables online.
Our module details are on Spectrum and these are handled by our lecturers.
They keep us informed on what is required for each module.
The course information and pro forma give students an idea of what to expect so that we can decide whether to proceed or to drop the module.
Our choices will have an impact on our cumulative grade point average for the semester.
These tools are very helpful for online learning.
If I’m looking for resources and materials for my modules, the first place I go to is Spectrum because most of it is already available on the platform.”
UM Bachelor of Science in Microbiology first year student Muhamad Danial Nashri Zaidi
“Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) gave us good online learning platforms and a 40GB of free Internet plan through a collaboration with the YTL Foundation. All we had to do was submit an application through an online form prepared by the student representative council (SRC) and the sim card was delivered to our homes, giving us access to online classes.
This was done in two phases, involving the June-July and November-December cohorts. As lectures were delivered online, our study weeks were extended to allow us more revision time.
Recorded lectures meant students with poor Internet coverage could access learning materials during and after lessons.
The varsity also implemented a detailed management plan to make sure our studies were not disrupted. During the first MCO last year, many of us left our laptops, note files, textbooks, printers and stationeries on campus because we were suddenly told to vacate the campus.
UPM helped by sending over 300 parcels to students throughout the country so that we could continue lessons from home.
The SRC also proposed the reduction of fees to help us cope financially.”
UPM Bachelor In Food Science and Technology third year student Muhammad Farhan Roslan