Lecturer, Creative Content Creator
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Visual Communication and Educational Technology

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zaleha Abdullah or known as Dr. Zac has expertise in Visual Communication and Educational Technology. Her expertise covering these two different areas has greatly assisted the university in various branding efforts which require creative thinking in producing entertaining or educational materials to provide understanding and attract the interest of the masses. 

She has received many awards and recognition including ‘Recognised Research Supervisor’ by the UK Council for Graduate Education (UKCGE), Outstanding e-Learning Award, Nominated by UNESCO Malaysia to compete in the UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICTs in Education, Shortlisted in The Wharton-QS Stars Reimagine Education, and many more.

My Areas of Interest

My research focus on developing educators’ and also Higher Education students’ creativity in design and developing technological online teaching aids such as website and educational videos.

" Passion is one great force that unleashes creativity, because if you're passionate about something, then you're more willing to take risks "

My stories & Updates



UTM-MIT BLOSSOMS won CREATIVE E-LEARNING AWARD at the International University Carnival on eLearning (IUCEL) 2016UTM.   http://ctl.utm.my/iucel/overall-results/e-learning-awards-winners/ Video of all Award winners at IUCEL...

Activity Theory

I get really excited every time I talk about Activity Theory (AT). Recently, I have shared the knowledge about AT with UTM students via Webex on 13 March 2023.  Presentation slides: https://bit.ly/3JwEUFt Recorded presentation:...

TikTok @zacutm

I'm delighted to use TikTok as one of my teaching tools (micro-teaching), particularly to illustrate research processes and PhD thesis writing. Follow me: https://www.tiktok.com/@zacutm 

My Publications



Journal Proceedings

Book & Chapters


Technical Report

My Highlights

My creative works


Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
81310 Johor Bahru, Johor