Biography

ZALEHA ABDULLAH

Deputy Director,
Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL), UTMLead,
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM),
81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johore
MALAYSIA
Phone: 607 – 5537855, Fax: 607-5537860
E-mail: zac@utm.my

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 and postgraduate teachers. I was concern with the students’ lack of enthusiasm towards learning design and developing technological teaching aids. I sought to change students perception towards the importance of design and the crucial process of implementing strategic educational models.

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. I favour innovative apprenticeship method e.g., through online collaboration with professional in the industry, worldwide.

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.

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

Year Attended : 2008-2011
Award Received:  Ph.D
Field : Distance and Online Learning
Name of Institution : University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

Year Attended : 2004-2005
Award Received : Master of Design
Field : Visual Communication
Name of Institution : Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Year Attended : 1997-2000
Award Received : Bachelor of Art & Design (Hons)
Field : Graphic Advertising
Name of Institution : Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia

WORK EXPERIENCE/RELEVANT EMPLOYMENT HISTORYS

Present Position: Lecturer
Length of Service:23 November 2005 until now
Employer : Department of Educational Multimedia, Faculty of Education, University Teknologi Malaysia

Previous Position:Tutor
Employer : Department of Educational Multimedia, Faculty of Education, University Teknologi Malaysia
Length of Service : 23 November 2002 to 22 November 2005

Present Position : Graphic Designer
Length of Service: Sime Coating, Sime Darby
Employer : August1999 to November 2002

MEMBERSHIPS OF PROFESIONAL SOCIETY/ASSOCIATION

Organization Name : Majlis E-Learning IPTA Malaysia (MEIPTA)
Position : Deputy chairman
Period : August 2015 – 2016
Level : National

Organization Name : MIT BLOSSOMS
Position : Manager   https://blossoms.mit.edu/about_us/people
Period : January 2013 until now
Level : International

Organization Name : Creative Technology Research Group (CITE)
Position : Committee Member
Period : January 2012 until now
Level : University

Organization Name : The Forum for International Networking in Education (FINE)
Position : Committee Member
Period : 2008 until now
Level : International

Organization Name : Persatuan Teknologi Penididikan Malaysia (PTPM)
Position : Committee Member
Period : 2006 until now
Level : National

Organization Name : Caribbean Educators Network: http://www.caribbeaneducatorsnetwork.com/

Position : Committee Member
Period : July 2010 until now
Level : International