:async: Promoting Open Education Experience through the Innovative Digital Self-Learning Policy

Authors: Yu-Fang Hsu, Hsu-Tien Wan, Chia-Yi Cheng, Chia-Chi Chang
Institution: Taipei Medical University
Country: Taiwan

Topic: Applications of Open Education Practices/Open Pedagogy/Open Education Research
Sector: Higher Education
UNESCO Area of Focus: Sustainable OER
Session Format: Presentation


In order to follow to the trend of digitalization in the world and to promote lifelong learning and self-regulated learning, Taipei Medical University (TMU) has developed the Digital Initiative Center in I College since 2018. The center established an innovative policy, the digital self-learning policy for college student in TMU. It was the first implementation in Taiwan. It aims to promote the cross-disciplinary education and to bring high quality MOOCs around the world for students in campus that hope to provide the opportunity for college students to participate in open education.

The digital self-learning policy at Taipei Medical University is equipped with rolling revision regulations, combination of scholarship, course credits recognition, and elective subjects of mini programs. In addition, to make more student get a taste of open education, we will also adjust often the direction of promotion based on the results of institutional research which recode the learning behavior of students. For the purpose of increasing the students’ willingness to participate in open education, it would be planned to expand the ranges of students’ abilities of interdisciplinary and liberal studies.

Since starting to implement the digital self-learning system, now Digital Initiative Center have 162 courses totally, which are eligible to apply for the digital self-learning scholarship, of which 94 courses could be counted as graduation credits. There are more than 2,500 students take the courses, over 580 students applying for the scholarship, and exceeding 670 students to request to counting the graduation credits. Furthermore, it’s been more than 20% college students at Taipei Medical University who have finished the courses and obtained the certificates.

In the future, Taipei Medical University will continue to not only cultivating students’ ability to use digital resources for self-learning, the capability of self-management, but also encouraging students to put into practice to lifelong learning that could train students’ biomedical talents.


self-regulated learning, MOOCs, higher education, open education

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