18-20 October, 2016

Prof. Dato’ Dr. Mohamed Amin Embi

Chief Information Officer, Director, Centre for Teaching & Learning Technol
National University of Malaysia
Dato’ Dr. Mohamed Amin Embi is a professor of technology-enhanced learning at the Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. He is a leading a consultant, expert and master trainer on e-Learning in Malaysia and in the Asia-Pacific region. Under the Malaysian Higher Education Leadership Academy’s Training of Master Trainers Programme, he has conducted more than 200 specialized training on e-Learning, interactive lecture, e-content development, Web 2.0, OER and MOOC. He is also a strong proponent of Open Educational Resources and an active contributor of Web 2.0 resources. His recent publication entitled ‘Web 2.0 Tools in Education Series’ has recorded more than 1.5 million ‘reads’ in Scrbd.com and Slideshare.net. A Web 2.0 mobile application that he has developed known as JiT2U (Just-in-time Training 2U) has also attracted educators from more than 113 countries worldwide. Currently, he is the Chief Information Officer (CIO), and the Director, Centre of Teaching and Learning Technologies, UKM. Presently, he is the President of the Mobile Learning Association of Malaysia. For his outstanding and signigicant work in education, he has received numerous prestigious international awards including the Open Education for Excellence Individual Educator Award 2016 and the Open Education for Excellence Open MOOC Award 2016 (from the Open Education Consortium) as well as the ISESCO Prize for Science & Technology in 2010 (for e-Learning Technology). He has also recieved several national awards including the National Academic Award 2006 (Teaching Innovation), the Muslim Outstanding Award 2008 (Education), the Malaysia Achievement Award 2012 (Outstanding Achievements in Education Category), the Higher Education e-Learning Personality 2014 and the Higher Education Best e-Learning Facilitator 2014.


4:00 PM Practical instructional design strategies for a more engaging learning experience in the digital era

Spearheading the development of teaching and learning at National University of Malaysia, Dato’ Amin recently designed a MOOC course entitled ‘Rethinking Teaching; Redesigning Learning’ (RTRL) at the OpenLearning platform. As of today, RTRL has 2620 participants from 94 countrie (mainly professors, educators, and teachers). In April 2016, RTRL received the Excellence Open MOOC Award from the Open Education Consortium. In this session, Dato’ Amin will share the experience of designing online learning courses to achieve successful adoption rate.
  • Freshening up online learning experience: from personal to personalized learning plans with integrated UI UX tool kits
  • Bridging the gaps among content, technical and instructional teams
  • Developing in-house programs design team to keep cost low, gain control and ignite innovative teaching culture
  • Innovative ideas for incentives and rewardsto augment and sustain learner motivation

9:00 AM Designing & Delivering an Award Winning MOOC

This workshop is designed to assist workshop participants to set up their MOOCs in the OpenLearning platform. Participants will embark on a design process of a MOOC that will benefit their on-campus students as well as MOOC participants from all over the world.

By the end of this workshop, participants will have developed a MOOC while gaining the skills to effectively facilitate his/her MOOC.

This training is with minds-on and hands-on sessions, and is based around a blended online course, which will guide the participants through the MOOC development process. Each participant is expected to bring along his/ her own laptop (tablets should be considered as extras, not replacing laptops).
  • Getting Started with MOOC
  • Designing an effective MOOC
  • Delivering an engaging MOOC


Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Mohamed Amin.

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