Abd Karim Alias | Director, Centre for Development of Academic Excellence
Universiti Sains Malaysia

Abd Karim Alias, Director, Centre for Development of Academic Excellence, Universiti Sains Malaysia

In my current role as the Director of the Centre for Development of Academic Excellence, I'm responsible for designing and running a professional development programme in technology-enhanced learning and student-centred learning for the academic staff.

I'm a master trainer for the Academy for Higher Education Leadership (AKEPT) and also involved as a trainer in the technology-mediated learning workshop. I have conducted more than 100 workshops especially on using technology in teaching and learning in university in Malaysia.

I have become a staunch advocate of open education and online learning. I have developed a number of open online courses, available free, on several open learning platforms. Two of my open online courses are Flipped Classroom and Copyright for Educators, available on OpenLearning platform. I'm now leading a project to develop open educational resources (OER) and MOOC for the university and so far has succeeded to produce more than 30 coursewares. With my active involvement in online learning, I have been appointed as a co-Chairman of the Technical Committee for Malaysian MOOCs initiative, a project by the Ministry of Education of Malaysia.

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