UTM-MIT BLOSSOMS has been nominated to compete in the UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICTs in Education 2016:
I arrived in the Higher Education with experience of different field, in my case I had previously worked as a graphic designer before join the School of Education. As a lecturer, I was assigned to teach design and technology programs to the undergraduate teachers in one of the Malaysia universities. I was concern with the students’ lack of enthusiasm towards learning design. I sought to change students perception towards the importance of design and so I began my journey as a researcher. My research focus on developing Higher Education students’ creativity in design through online collaboration with professional designers.
I graduated with a Ph.D in Education (Distance & Online Learning) at University of Nottingham, United Kingdom; MA in Design (Visual Communication) at Monash University, Australia; and BA in Art & Design (Graphic Advertising) at MARA University of Technology, Malaysia.
Current project: MIT Blossoms: http://blossoms.mit.edu/about_us/people and http://ctl.utm.my/blossoms/