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TIDE - Transformation by Innovation in Distance Education


Using environmental science disciplines to catalyse reform in distance education

Status: Completed.

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TIDE Announcement 4th February 2021: Pause of tutor facilitated learning until further notice

pဆရာ၊ ဆရာမတို့၏မိသားစုများနှင့်သူငယ်ချင်းများ ဘေးအန္တရာယ်ကင်းဝေးမည်ဟုမျှော်လင့်ပါသည်။

ယခုသီတင်းပတ်အတွင်းမြန်မာနိုင်ငံ၌ဖြစ်ပေါ်​ေနေသောအခြေအနေများအရ TIDE အဖွဲ့သည် စီမံကိန်း၏လက်ရှိလုပ်ငန်းများအခြေအနေကိုပြန်လည်သုံးသပ်ရန်လိုအပ်ပါသဖြင့်  TIDE နည်းပြဆရာများနှင့်  သင်ကြားနေသော သင်တန်းများအပါအဝင် webinars နှင့်အွန်လိုင်းအစည်းအဝေးများအားလုံး  ခေတ္တရပ်နားထားပါမည်။ သို့ဖြစ်ပါ၍ ယခင်ကရရှိခဲ့သည့်ဖိတ်ကြားချက်များမှမည်သည့် TIDE အစည်းအဝေးများကို ကျေးဇူးပြု၍တက်ရောက်ခြင်းမပြုပါရန် မေတ္တာရပ်ခံအပ်ပါသည်။

နည်းပြဆရာများနှင့် သင်ကြားနေသောသင်တန်းများကိုခေတ္တရပ်နားထားသော်လည်း နည်းပြဆရာများက သင်ခန်းစာများကိုအွန်လိုင်းတွင်ဆက်လက်တင်သွားမည်ဖြစ်သဖြင့် ဆရာ၊ ဆရာမများသင်ခန်းစာများကို self-study အနေဖြင့်ဆက်လက်လေ့လာရန်ဖိတ်ခေါ်ပါသည်။ လက်ရှိအခြေအနေကြောင့် ဆရာ၊ဆရာမတိုင်း အွန်လိုင်းက သင်ခန်းစာများကို ဝင်ရောက်လေ့လာရန် အဆင်မပြေနိုင်မှုများရှိလာနိုင်သဖြင့် self-study လုပ်လိုပါက မိမိကိုယ်တိုင်ကသင့်လျော်သည်ဟုယူဆပြီး လုံခြုံမှုရှိမှသာ လျှင်လေ့လာခြင်းပြုလုပ်ကြပါရန် တိုက်တွန်းပါသည်။ ယခုလိုအချိန်ကာလတွင် TIDE အဖွဲ့၏ အဓိကဦးစားပေးမှုသည် သင်တန်းသားများ၏ လုံခြုံမှုရှိပြီးကောင်းမွန်စွာနေရေးဖြစ်သည်။

Dear All

We hope that this message finds you and your families and friends safe and well.

Following this week’s events in Myanmar, the TIDE project team are needing to take some time to reassess the current situation. This means that there will be a pause of all TIDE tutor facilitated learning, including all webinars and online meetings, until further notice. Please do not try and join any TIDE sessions from invitations you may previously have received.

Although we are pausing direct tutor facilitated learning, tutors will continue to post learning material online and we invite you to use these to continue your self-study. We understand that due to the current situation, not everyone may be able to access this learning material, so we encourage you only to continue with your self-study if you find it appropriate and safe to do so. Our priority at this time is focused on ensuring that TIDE participants stay safe and stay well.

Stay safe

Kind regards


Transformation by Innovation in Distance Education (TIDE) aims to improve the quality of higher education in Myanmar at a critical time in the country’s development. 

There is now an increasing demand for skilled graduates to meet new employment needs, particularly in relation to the environmental management of Myanmar’s natural resources to ensure sustainability over years of rapid development.

TIDE brings together universities in the UK and Myanmar to improve the quality of distance learning to result in more employable graduates. The partnership will innovate and strengthen the quality of the distance education system at institutional levels and in the design and delivery of learning, focusing on environmental science disciplines and making use of the rapidly emerging ICT infrastructure.

The TIDE project, funded by the UK Government, is implemented by the Open University (lead) with the University of Yangon, Yangon University of Distance Education, Yadanabon University, Irrawaddy Policy Exchange, University of Oxford and University of Manchester.

TIDE will develop:

  • a competency framework and curriculum for Education for Environment and Sustainable Development, and related content produced in collaboration with employers and the private sector
  • teaching approaches, media production skills, and ICT and library support capacity for higher education courses, delivered through distance education
  • academic knowledge in Environmental Science subject areas
  • plans for the institutional framework for open and distance education

TIDE will also build strategy and leadership for the future of higher education in Myanmar, acting as a catalyst for further improvements in the sector by providing a practical example of how quality and relevance can be improved.

TIDE Code of Conduct: Self Study through Virtual Learning Environmentst - Your safety is our top priority. TIDE has introduced a Code of Conduct that sets out the behaviours everyone should follow to ensure that a safe and secure virtual learning environment is provided. Please follow this Code alongside any health and safety information provided by relevant authorities or institutions.

TIDE Publications

The reports linked below have been produced as a result of workshops and consultations with Myanmar Stakeholders. The TIDE Scoping report reviews options for strengthening the distance education system, and concludes with a recommendation to establish a Myanmar National Open University. The TIDE Digital Strategy report sets out six strategic objectives for strengthening ICT infrastructure and use of digital systems and tools to strengthen distance education, whilst also highlighting the needs to develop digital capabilities among staff and students. Both reports are designed to inform high level decisions makers and be valuable inputs for policy related discussions.   They are available in both English and Myanmar language, and executive summary versions are also provided.