Malaysian teachers discover how technology can innovate

Students from the Universiti Teknologi MARA
Participants from Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
Our client

Academic teaching staff from Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia.

Our challenge

The group of 15 academic teaching staff wanted to learn how technology and innovation can improve their teaching methods and graduate outcomes.


Our solution

The customised program was put together jointly by UQ’s Institute of Continuing & TESOL Education (ICTE) and the Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation (ITaLI).

The participants visiting UQ from UiTM were aiming to improve and transform curriculum design and make technological improvements in their classrooms. One of the objectives of the program was to help staff from UiTM to align their educational program with Industry 4.0 (the 'fourth industrial revolution'). Industry 4.0 is a trend that refers to such areas as improving automation and artificial intelligence. The group were aiming to prepare their students for Industry 4.0 in the Malaysian teaching context by designing, implementing and evaluating innovative curriculum to meet future industry needs.

Dr Siti Noorsuriani Ma'on
Dr Siti Noorsuriani Ma'on

The group learnt skills at UQ that can prepare UiTM graduates for the ‘future economy’ such as discovering online and blended delivery learning strategies using the flipped classroom. They also learnt about the role of learning and educational designers in innovative teaching and learning.

Dr Siti Noorsuriani Ma'on, one of the students from UiTM attending the course had returned to UQ after having completed her PhD at UQ’s Centre for Online Health in 2013.

She said, “Malaysia has a different generation of students that need new teaching methods that incorporate technology. We can no longer use conventional methods, we need to incorporate new technology in the classroom.”

The group departed UQ with new insights and many positive experiences.


Dr Christine Slade, Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation (ITaLI)








Last updated:
15 June 2021