Zaidatun Tasir is a Professor of Educational Technology at the Department of Educational Science, Maths and Creative Multimedia, School of Education, Faculty of Social Science & Humanities, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. She is the Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanties, 2019-2021.
She was the Chairperson of of Malaysian Deans of Graduate Schools Council (MyDEGS) 2016-2019. She was also the Dean of School of Graduate Studies, UTM and a research group leader of Creative and Innovative Technology in Education (CITE) under Smart Digital Community research alliance.
Prior to that, she was the Deputy Dean (Social Science) of School of Graduate Studies (2009 – 2010), Deputy Dean (Postgraduate Studies & Research) (2008 – 2009), Head of Department of Postgraduate Studies (2007 – 2008), and Information Technology Manager (2004 – 2007), Faculty of Education. She involved as a panel in preparing documentation for 11th Malaysia Plan 2016-2020 – Thrust 3: Harnessing Talent Effectiveness of Soft Programmes under Ministry of Education.
She obtained her first degree, B. Sc. Comp. with Edu. (Math) (Hons.) from UTM (1995), M. Ed. (Educational Media Computers) from Arizona State University, USA (1998), and Ph.D (Educational Technology) from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (2002). Her research interests and expertise include Design and Development of Computer and web-based Instructions, Multiple Intelligence through computer-based instruction, Problem-based learning through technology, Social Networking Tools in Education, and Online Social Learning Model.