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ROZHAN M. IDRUS

Rozhan M. Idrus is currently the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Director, Centre for Global Open Access Learning-Immersive Technology & Quality Assurance in the Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (since 2014). He is a Professor of Open and Distance Learning (ODL) & Technogogy with 30 years of experience in ODL. Rozhan is an e-learning analyst, consultant, presenter and workshop facilitator and has presented 40 Keynote addresses in 17 different countries. He has published more than 170 publications in international citation-indexed journals, books and handbook chapters. Spearheaded the first home-grown electronic portal (2003) and pioneered use of sms in teaching of physics (2008) while in the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). He has also garnered awards in mobile learning in the World Education Summit (2011), e-INDIA Awards (2010) and the Asia Pacific Mobile Learning & Edutainment Advisory Panel (APACMLEAP) Mobile Learning Initiatives Recognition (2009). More recently he was awarded the Gold Medal Award in the Innovation and Invention in Education Competition 2016 in the Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris in Malaysia with the entry ‘Resource Architecture in the Virtual Design (RAVD) learning landscape. He has given a definition to the term ‘technogogy’ and is passionately promoting it. He is the founding chief editor of the Malaysian Journal of Educational Technology and the International Journal of Excellence in e-learning of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University Dubai, UAE.

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