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Malaysia-KSA Collaborative Online Learning Project

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KSA Project

Exactly one year ago, I met Hanan Arfaj, the Technology Supervisor, General Education Administration, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at LINC MIT 2016, a conference at MIT. We networked and discovered there are potential collaborations that could be initiated via online learning. Hence, we planned and came up with an online learning project between the English teachers in Malaysia and KSA. The focus of our project is coming up with resources for English language speaking & pronunciation, which is one of the main challenges for Second Language Learners. We chose Google Education platform and glad it turned out well. Thank you Ministry of Education KSA for supporting this initiative. Demographic and cultural barriers are no longer main challenges nowadays, thanks to technology. As teachers, we need to fully utilize online resources to collaborate with others teachers and students worldwide. The possibilities are endless.


Exemplary Teacher Award 2017

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TOKOH GURU SMKBBU

HARI GURU

I was shocked yet grateful to receive the Exemplary Teacher award this year. Honestly, it came as a surprise as I believe all of the teachers are excellent and have carried out their work effectively. Nonetheless, I perceive this is as a motivation to keep on learning and improve my teaching skills. It’s so challenging to teach, work on my PhD and juggle family life all at once. However, we do what we can.

I have been teaching for 16 years now and I strongly believe that teaching should not be seen as the last resort for career choice. Yes, the pay may not be as much as other professions but it is the one that enriches you as you give more to your students and community. To me, teaching is not merely for passing examinations. Teaching enables you to guide students to widen their perspectives, learn that they can reach their highest potentials if they want and work towards achieving their goals. Just because I am a teacher, it does not limit my ability to explore other skills. Thanks to MOOCs and online projects, I have discovered many new things such as coding, mobile apps development, AR as well as myriad tools that can enchance teaching and learning.

As I am keen in intercultural programmes, I organised projects and visits to various countries so teachers and students can learn more about other countries and despite our diversed culture and background, we actually share more things in common. To all teachers, never give up when you are facing challenges. See them as flipsides to motivate you to be resilient.


Ohayou Osaka!

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KSSM Form 1 English Language Work book

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This is the Form 1 English Language work book I co-wrote under Oxford Fajar. This book is written in compliance with KSSM and CEFR and I had great experience designing and developing lessons for this project. Hence, this book complements the text book that will be used by students in Malaysian secondary schools nationwide, starting January 2017. The best part is to work with amazing and dedicated writers who one of them happened to be my former lecturer, Ms. Shoba. Do check it out!


ICIM 2016

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ICIM

 

The department of Management of Technology (MoT), Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia has successfully organised the International Conference on Innovation and Management from 28-30th November 2016. I’ve presented the research paper I’ve written with my supervisors, Prof. Dr. Rose Alinda Alias and Prof. Dr. Hiroshi Nakanishi at ICIM 2016. My research is entitled ‘Conceptual Business Model for MOOC in University Teknologi Malaysia’ was successfully presented and it was great to get questions as well as feedback from other professors and researchers. To me, conference is a great opportunity to network and learn new ideas as well as identifying ways you can rectify and refine your research.