IPA launches new ‘Dewan Ittisal’
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
THE Civil Service Institute (IPA) has taken another step towards expanding its training services with the launch of ‘Dewan Ittisal’, a new hall to enhance digital learning for civil servants.
The hall will provide high-speed broadband and high definition screens for participants to conduct e-conferences and “webinars” with consultants based overseas.
The move will significantly cut IPA’s training costs and give trainees access to a wider range of programmes.
“This offers a new paradigm in learning,” said IPA Director Hjh Norezan Hj Hambali during the launch ceremony yesterday. “This evolution allows the learning process to be faster and it eliminates physical barriers.”
Even though the hall can only accommodate 48 people, it will significantly enhance the learning process, she added.
“The changes triggered by the information technology era have also brought about changes in the learning landscape, where conventional modes of learning work side by side with virtual learning.”
Guests at yesterday’s event also listened to a live webinar from Chennai, India, titled ‘The Future of Learning’, delivered by CEO of SMR Group Malaysia, Dato Dr Palan.
Some 40 guests from the government sector – including Deputy Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office Dato Paduka Hj Abdul Wahab Juned – attended the event.
The Brunei Times