Professor Zoraini Wati Abas
Academic Researcher and Expert on 21st Century Teaching and Learning, Malaysia
Prof. Zoraini Wati Abas is a Bachelor of Science degree holder in Biological Sciences (1978), Master of Education (1980), and a Doctor of Education in Instructional Technology (1985) from Northern Illinois University. She has 30 years of experience in teaching higher education, and was consultant to the Malaysian Ministry of Education, National Center for e-Learning and Distance Education in Saudi Arabia and Telekom Malaysia. She has been invited to speak and train in Australia, Canada, India, Iran, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Oman, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand and USA.
Her research interests include learner engagement, e-readiness, new learning technologies, as well in the application and use of social media and open education resources. Her field of research is in 21st Century learning and teaching, with a recent project called e-Mundus sponsored by the European Union, and the ASEAN Cyber University project based in Korea. She among the top two educators among 14 influential higher education leaders in Southeast Asia and received an Education Leadership Award from the World Corporate Universities Congress in 2014.