2021 Day 222 Task – RGEE Workshop: Writing How to Get Published in Engineering Education Journals

Participants are able to apply good academic writing practices to enhance publication acceptance and citation potential.

1) The publication journey: Decisions and commiments
2) Journal selection: Match making between what you can “afford” and what is being “offered”
3) Making the writing work: Content (relevance – increasing potential acceptance, reads and cites), writing style (convincing language and grammar, presentations (graphics, statistics, tables), citations and references, formatting

Dr. Maizam Alias
Professor (Retired)
Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education
Former Dean (Research and Development)
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM)

2021 Day 206 Task – Workshop on Effective Implementation of Student-Centred Learning

2021 Day 202 Task – Active and Cooperative Learning Workshop Preparation Meeting

We’ll be handling 2 more workshops in this coming weeks. The workshops are Active Learning Workshop @ 26-28 July for UNS and also Cooperative Learning Workshop @ 3-4 August.

2021 Day 94 Tasks – TNCPI What’s Next Action Plan Workshop

I was invited to TNCPI What’s Next Action Plan Workshop since last month due to my capacity as CEE Director. This is the first face to face official event under TNCPI that I attended at Pulai Spring Resort. All directors from Institute, Hi-COE, COE and other PTJ attended the workshop. We were there to be briefed and later discussed on what’s the plan for the next 3 years on UTM future.

2021 Day 60 Tasks – Student Advisory Performance Presentation to Head of Program

Image snipped during the RAE SCL Training
At the end of the Training for the 2nd day with part of the participants

Today, we are scheduled to do the presentation of our own Student Advisory Performance (Penasihat Akademik (PA)) to our Head of Department. My PA students now are in the 3rd year and there are numerous patterns of result. I realized that I need to follow up and check on several of my students that have dropped their points.

Other miscellaneous selected tasks of the day to be shared here:

2021 Day 59 Tasks – 21st Century Learning for Engaging Millennials, Part 1: Effective Implementation of Active Learning

Today, we started another online training which is the continuity from the 1st RAE Training for Indonesian Lecturer. This will be a 3-days workshop that will help clarify the lecturers about Active Learning (AL). Apart from the Indonesian lecturers, there are 4 lecturers from SCEE UTM who participated as well.

Day 239 Task – IChemE Get Chartered Workshop

I was recently appointed as a facilitator to help several colleagues in our School of Chemical & Energy Engineering to be a Chartered Engineer under IChemE. For that, I came to this workshop as facilitator to guide and help our friends.

Thank you for joining 2nd part of the Get Chartered Workshop. We apologize for the delay in sending out invitation as our program approval is still pending. Nevertheless, we will proceed with the workshop and certificate/invitation will be provided after the workshop.

I would like to remind the participants to complete your Form C and Technical Report before the workshop on 26th of August 2020, and send it to your respectively facilitators (please refer to the list below).

Location of the workshop will be announced tomorrow.

Facilitator: Prof Sharifah
1. Ho Wai Shin
2. Nadia Adrus
3. Zarina (26th only)

Facilitator: Dr Lim Jeng Shiun
1. Agus
2. Nazri

Facilitator: AP Dr. Mazura
1. Alafiza
2. Arif
3. Norafneeza (26th only)

Facilitator: Dr. Zaki Yamani
1. Azizul
2. Lai Jau Choy

Read all my “1 Official Task Per Day Record Challenge for 2020” —> https://people.utm.my/zakiyamani/category/1-activity-1-day/ 

TRIZ Level 1 Workshop

triz book

The Center Of Engineering Education (CEE), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) has recently conducted a very excellent program, “2-Day Level 1 TRIZ workshop and Forum on Complex Problem Solving from Industries’ Perspective“. It was conducted from 30 March to 1 April 2015.

What is TRIZ?

TRIZ  is “a problem-solving, analysis and forecasting tool derived from the study of patterns of invention in the global patent literature”. It was developed by the Soviet inventor and science fiction author Genrich Altshuller and his colleagues, beginning in 1946. In English the name is typically rendered as “the theory of inventive problem solving”, and occasionally goes by the English acronym TIPS.

Following Altshuller’s insight, the theory developed on a foundation of extensive research covering hundreds of thousands of inventions across many different fields to produce a theory which defines generalisable patterns in the nature of inventive solutions and the distinguishing characteristics of the problems that these inventions have overcome.

An important part of the theory has been devoted to revealing patterns of evolution and one of the objectives which has been pursued by leading practitioners of TRIZ has been the development of an algorithmic approach to the invention of new systems, and the refinement of existing ones.

The theory includes a practical methodology, tool sets, a knowledge base, and model-based technology for generating new ideas and solutions for problem solving. It is intended for application in problem formulation, system analysis, failure analysis, and patterns of system evolution.

Source Wikipedia.

Outcome from the Level 1 TRIZ Workshop

It was a very interesting 2 days workshop. I must admit all of us who attended learned massively a lot. Most importantly, we were given the Level 1 TRIZ test to measure and evaluate our fundamental knowledge on TRIZ. The good thing is I passed the Level 1 TRIZ test… 🙂

triz workshop

Dr. Yeo T.S., our very experienced trainer for the 2 days TRIZ wokshop. He is one of the TRIZ master in Malaysia

Should there be a level 2 TRIZ that I can attend, I will surely attend and if I passed the Level 2 TRIZ, I can become a Level 1 TRIZ trainer.

The 3rd day of the program, a very productive forum, Forum on Complex Problem Solving from Industries’ Perspective, was held at T02 CEE building. Numerous panels from industry were present to share inputs and ideas with regard to complex problem solving and its relation to university graduates capabilities and how to improve our graduates skills in solving industrial complex problem. In overall, it was a very good program indeed and such program must be conducted annually and to proceed with higher levels of TRIZ workshop.

Workshop at Shanghai, 2011

One of the beauty of being an academician is the opportunities to travel in line of duty. Reasons could be due to attending conference, workshop, research exhibition, research competition, invited speaker, plenary speaker, research collaboration, post doctoral, research attachment and many other things.


This was in Shanghai, when we attended the first SCRIP Engineering Workshop in 2011.


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