In the second activity, the groups were given 3 questions for discussion and the team leader then presented the most creative answer. The questions were: ‘If you had a superpower, what would it be?’; ‘If you had (have) a tattoo, where and what shape would it be?’; and ‘If your life was made into a movie, what genre would it be and who would be the actor playing you?’ This session drew some hilarious, revealing and provocative answers.
Meanwhile School of Foundation and Liberal Studies senior lecturer Jasmine Emmanuel chaired the session on “Tutor Voices – Insights and Feedbacks” on the second day. Among the feedbacks were online marking was not suitable for every subject, especially mathematics, and it was stressful to scroll up and down. Prof Ho and Prof Edwin offered some suggestions to facilitate online marking.
A few tutors wanted WOU to have some sort of disciplinary sanction against those who abuse the learning management system by posting rude remarks with intent to incite other students, or launch personal attacks on tutors. There were also calls for Regional Offices to inform tutors and fellow students if a tragedy befalls a student, and for the university to provide student exam results to tutors so that they can gauge how effective they have been.
Prof Ho presented certificates at the closing to the 30 tutors from the regional offices in Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Johor, Ipoh and Kota Bharu who attended.