DRB-Hicom University’s online platform adapts to global challenges

The CTI LMS is designed to be non-campus or venue-bound, with KPMG Malaysia as the content provider

by NUR HAZIQAH A MALEK / pic credit: dhuautomotive.edu.my

DRB-HICOM University of Automotive Malaysia, in partnership with KPMG Malaysia, launched an online education platform, Corporate Training Institute Learning Management System (CTI LMS), as part of its new approach to education amid the pandemic.

DRB-Hicom University vice chancellor Prof Datuk Sr Dr Omar Osman said it is the role and responsibility of institutions to find ways to bring education to those who need it.

“At DRB-Hicom University, we believe in creating, sharing and disseminating knowledge unconventionally and effectively.

“Education institutions today need to redefine and reengineer education policies, practices and experiences to remain relevant as the industry adapts to the global challenge posed by Covid-19,” he said in a statement recently.

He added that given the institution’s responsibility, the CTI LMS has been designed to be non-campus or venue-bound, with KPMG Malaysia as the content provider.

“Thus, we have purposefully designed CTI LMS as an educational platform which is not campus- or venue-bound, but fosters active and self-directed remote learning with video subscriptions and micro-credential programmes for those interested in improving their report cards,” he said.

The platform is designed with short and flexible courses in mind to allow working adults to upgrade their skill sets and knowledge to achieve their personal and professional goals.

The initiative will see KPMG Malaysia conduct four online courses on the platform, namely Anti-Bribery and Corruption; Malaysian Code on Corporate Governance; Data Privacy; and AntiMoney Laundering.

DRB-Hicom University is also developing an online Master of Business Administration programme aimed to expand the list of courses to reach a wider audience.

The launching ceremony of the CTI LMS was conducted online via Microsoft Teams by DRB-Hicom Bhd group MD Datuk Seri Syed Faisal Albar Syed Albar to comply with safe practices during the pandemic.