Dr Kiyoshi Kurokawa Academic FellowNational Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan
Mr Walter Echo-Hawk Legal CounselCrowe & Dunlevy, United States of America
Prof. Abtar Kaur Professor of ELearningOpen University Malaysia, Malaysia
Prof. Hurriyet Babacan Professor of Social WorkUniversity of New England, Australia
Dr Dieter Mueller-Dombois Emeritus Professor, Department of BotanyUniversity of Hawaii Manoa, United States of America
Prof. Richard Kenchington Visiting Professorial FellowAustralian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security, University of Wollongong, Australia
Ms Judith Francis Senior Programme Coordinator, Science & Technology PolicyTechnical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA), Netherlands
Prof. Elisabeth Holland Director for the Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PACE-SD) The University of the South Pacific, Fiji
Prof. Mohd Nordin Hasan International Council for Science (ICSU), Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP), Malaysia
Prof. Abtar Kaur
Prof. Abtar Kaur's details
- Designation: Professor of ELearning
- Institution: Open University Malaysia
- Country: Malaysia
- Thematic Area: ICT for Sustainable Development
- Prof. Abtar Kaur's presentations
- Professor of ELearning at the Faculty of Education and Languages,
Open University Malaysia
- Deputy Dean, Centre for Graduate Studies and Programme Head, EdD, and MIDT
- Recipient of the “Mover and Shaker of E-Learning” award, Asia Pacific Region, 2013
- Recipient of 2008 Innovative Excellence In Teaching, Learning and Technology, 18th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning, Florida, USA
Abtar has 31 years of teaching experience. She had incorporated many varied instructional design principles in her teaching and learning activities especially after obtaining MS in Instructional Design from Syracuse University in 1986 and PhD in Web-based Learning, from the University of Malaya in 2001. Before joining the Open University Malaysia in 2002 as Director of centre for Instructional Design and Technology, Abtar taught at the Faculty of Education, University of Malaya and also worked as an Instructional Designer at the Multimedia Development Centre in the same university.
Historically, Abtar and her team were the first among other higher education institutions in Malaysia to design and develop a Learning Management System (LMS), in 1998. Abtar was a Fulbright Scholar in 2000 at Indiana University, Bloomington. In 2006, she received an award for best Open Distance Learning Resource from the Commonwealth of Learning Vancouver, Canada. In 2007, she was awarded “Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology” from Florida.
In research, Abtar had been acknowledged for work done in Reusable Learning Objects via three awards received, for example, Creative Use of Technology Award by Association for Continuing Higher Education (ACHA) Conference-USA. Recently, Abtar has started projects centered on Open Educational Resources, Online Learning, and Mobile Learning & Ubiquitous Learning.
Abtar was one of the consultants in setting up the National E-Learning Centre, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. She has also been involved in instructional design projects in Indonesia (auspices of World Bank) and IDRC (International Development and Research Center) based in Toronto. Her most recent projects were with Telecentre.org Foundation, based in Manila.