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Institute for Digital Education and Learning – IDEAL. In the era of Industrial Revolution 4.0, life as we know it, will be dramatically different. Education will be a vital currency for the next generation of learners to navigate and flourish in this brave new world. As such, IDEAL is positioned to enhance the value of learning in the 21st century. This is achieved by conducting research and development based on the latest available technology and pedagogic research in learning design, creative learning environments, learning analytics and innovative learning tools.

So, come join us on this exciting new journey into the future of learning!

Think. Learn. Experience.

RESEARCHERS
DIRECTOR
Prof. Dr. Ken Neo

Dr. Neo Tse Kian is currently an academic and researcher at the Faculty of Creative Multimedia, Multimedia University, Malaysia which he joined in 1999. His career however, did not begin as an academic. Holding a Bachelors degree in Accounting and an MBA in Finance and Economics from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania USA, he started his career as a public auditor at Deloitte and Touche in Pittsburgh, PA. He later detoured by entering the world of academics and received in PhD in Creative Multimedia.

As an academic and a researcher, Dr. Neo has authored and co-authored over 300 articles in international peer reviewed journals, conferences as well as books, book chapters, newspaper and magazine articles. He has also written on various topics including multimedia, constructivist learning environments, cooperative learning, life-long learning, interactive learning, online learning, innovative teaching, Web 2.0, learning assessments, augmented reality, content creation and other topics relating to the use of technology in education.

He was also appointed as Associate Dean in 2004 and later as the Dean of the Faculty of Creative Multimedia in 2012. His impressive work and ideas have earned him many priceless rewards and recognition. His research project, Multimedia Integrated Learning Environment (MILE) has won numerous local and international awards and intellectual properties. His current project on Digital Augmented Reality Environment too has also garnered several international and local accolades, in addition to and intellectual properties.

With his expertise and experience, he has and founded and led several research groups including CINE (Centre for Innovative Education), MILE Special Interest Group, Centre for Adaptive Multimedia Education and Learning Content Technologies (CAMELOT) and has recently been now, appointed as Director of the Institute for Digital Educational and Learning (IDEAL), which is part of the Digital Futures Research Hub in the university.

RESEARCH AREAS
Educational Analytics
Experience of learners & educators
Learning Systems & Tools
Developing learning tools at convenience of the learner and educator
Creative Learning Environments & Design
Blended learning, constructivists LE, digital museums and exhibitions, STEM, STEAM
MEMBERS
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kalaiarasi

Associate Professor, Faculty of Information Science and Technology

ADJUNCT MEMBER
Prof. Dr. Neo Mai

ADEPT Director

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS
  • Dr. Hew Soon Hin
  • Dr. Jaya Kumar
  • Dr. Ian Chai
  • Dr. Ho Sin Bin
  • Dr. Lee Chin Poo
  • Dr. Vimala Perumal
  • Heidi Tan
  • Diana Ludin
  • Nor Alley
  • Khairi Shahwan Dolmat
  • Thong Li Wah
  • Kamarulzaman Russali
  • Nazirah
  • Muhamad Syahmi
  • Sheema Subari
  • Dzulhafidz Dzulkifli
  • Azhar Salleh
  • Ikhwan Affin
  • Fazura Azreen
  • Badrolhisham Hashim
  • Zainudin Siran

PROJECTS

  • All
  • Completed
  • research
ACHIEVEMENTS
3 Minute Thesis Social Science Category National Level, UTP
Gold (1st Prize)
Mdm Heidi Tan (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Neo Mai and Co: Dr, Hew Soon Hin)
ITEX 2018
Gold
Dr. Kalaiarasi Sonai Muthu Anbanathen - Real Time Driver Attentive Tool (RTDAT)
Invention, Innovation & Design on e-Learning (IIDEL) at International University Carnival on e-Learning (IUCEL), 2018
Gold
Neo, M., Neo, T. K., Tan, Y.J.H., Nordiana, L. (2018). Digital Education for 21st Century Learners: A Holistic Ecosystem for Enhanced Student Engagement.
GALLERY
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