Digital Education Show Asia 2015

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This is not the first time I’ve heard of the Digital Education Show Asia (DESA) but due to some unforeseen circumstances, I wasn’t able to attend the event (mainly due to the pricey fee, haha). Thank you to BTP, MOE for giving me the opportunity to present at DESA 2015 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. Although I had to rush from school to take the evening flight, I regard this as a wonderful way to revive my passion for learning and nurturing my students’ fervour for engaging lessons. Things people do for things they’re passionate about!


Some of the speakers at DESA 2015.


One of the highlights of DESA 2015 is the Sketch Post illustrations. I find this an awesome novelty as the visualisation of each presentation is encapsulated in vivid visual representations. For visual learners like me, I find it a great way to catch up with the gist of some presentations that I might miss due to clashing schedules. I actively tweeted my experiences, soaking the knowledge and experience captured during the two-day event.


Wonderful new friends that I’ve met during the event. Glad to meet you Ms. Wai, Shobana and Kak Yus. They are passionate educators who shared similar wavelength like moi! That’s what I like about joining knowledge sharing event, networking with great individuals who inspire you to learn, unlearn and relearn 🙂


I was gobsmacked to meet and greet Prof Sugata Mitra, the pioneer of Self-Online Learning Environment. Such a down-to-earth person, most amazing persona de grata I met are like that! Thank you for your words of encouragement, hopefully I can emulate your passion and dedication.



I’ve presented on Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL) in Malaysian schools where I conducted the research back in late 2013 to early 2014. I am elated that I received e-mail, messages and feedback from others who would like to start using mobile learning and create their own app for classroom learning. I’m still learning but I’m glad the sharing session encourages other to explore the unchartered waters.


I’m so excited to meet up members of Learning Innovation Circle (LIC) whom I corresponded online prior to this meeting. Glad to meet you Prof Karim Alias, Prof Hanafi Atan, Prof Alwani, Zaid Alsagoff (well, I’ve met him twice LOL)  and Anita Adnan. They are distinguished academics in their fields yet their passion and humble demeanours lessen my inhibition in sharing my ideas. Thank you for being an inspiration for a humble teacher like me!

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