The Speakers

  1. Saedah Siraj is Professor of Curriculum Development at Faculty of Education, University of Malaya. She has served as a lecturer for 37 years and the Dean of the Faculty of Education since 2009-2014, and founding Director of the University Malaya Centre for a Family Development which was established in 2003. She received her Ph.D degree in Curriculum and Instruction from University of Pittsburgh, in 1990.  Her research interests include future curriculum design, innovation of models and modules for mLearning curriculum, empirical methods in futures studies, instruction and learning quality, literacy education especially for indigenous groups, and education for aging people. Saedah Siraj is the principal author of the books Kurikulum Masa Depan (Future Curriculum), Kajian Masa Depan dalam Pengembangan Kurikulum (Future Studies in Curriculum Development), Rekabentuk Kurikulum: Teori Praktis (Curriculum Design: Theory and Practice), Pendidikan Anak-anak (Children Education), Remaja dan Strategi Penyelesaian Masalah (Adolescent and Problem Solving Strategy), Design and Developmental Research: Emergent Trends in Educational Research. Chief Editor of the book of mLearning: A New Dimension of Curriculum Advancement, and Cognition and Learning: Issues and Strategies. She has published more than 150 articles locally and internationally. Professor Saedah Siraj is a pioneer in research studies and publications in mLearning in Asia beginning with the hosting and chairing of the international conference on mLearning in 2002.  She is also a pioneer in the application of Futures Studies in education.  She has successfully secured approval to establish a HUB for experts in the Faculty of Education to facilitate research, development and expert services for the country. She has successfully produced 37 PhD graduate students and secured a number of research grants both university and national level.
  2. Associate Professor Dr. Zaharah Hussin is Deputy Dean (Higher Degree), Faculty of Education, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She holds a Ph.D. in Islamic Education from the National University of Malaysia. Dr. Zaharah Hussin actively researches and publishes in the areas of Islamic Education, Akhlak and Ethics Education, model and modules development research. Her works are published in top tier Malaysian and International journals, including The Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology (TOJET), The Online Journal of Distance Education and e-Learning and etc. She has also published several books and book chapters on education. Dr. Sahara Hussin has received recognition for her teaching and research, including awards such as University of Malaya’s Excellent Service Award 2010 and 2011. She also serves as Chief Editor of Online Jounal Islamic Education and members in Persatuan Intelektual Muslim Malaysia
  3. Amirul Mukminin (Scopus Author ID: 55850809900) is a senior lecturer of Jambi University and founder of Teach for Pesantren- an NGO focusing on the educational improvement and empowerment for Islamic boarding school, Jambi, Indonesia with areas of specialization of Qualitative Research Methods, Educational policy, Multicultural Education, Teacher Education Policy, and Language policy. He is currently a visiting scholar of Fulbright Senior researcher at Claremont Graduate School, California and was at Universidade Do Porto, Portugal (2016).
    He is either a reviewer or an editor of LPDP Indonesia, Journal of Education and Learning, Excellence in Higher Educatior, The Online Journal of New Horizons in Education, International Research in Education, and International Education Studies. This year (2017), he is one of editors in Asian EFL Journal.
    His research has been published in many high-indexed journals among others; Elementary Education Online, Education Policy Analysis Archives, Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, Qualitative Report, Journal of Education and Learning, Excellence in Higher Education, Asia-Pacific Collaborative education Journal, The Online Journal of New Horizons in Education, Turkish Journal of Education, International Journal of Educational Researchers, Turkish Online Journal of Qualitative Inquiry, International Journal of Academic Research in Education, and many others.