Ts Dr Norman is currently the Deputy Director of Instructional Technologies of the Center for Teaching and Curriculum Development, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and currently drives the e-learning transformation in the university. He is also attached to the Research Center for Teaching and Learning Innovations, Faculty of Education and was the Assistant Dean of Teaching and Citra (cross-curricular studies) faculty and initiated the faculty’s fourth industrial revolution initiatives. His research interests are in the field of digital learning and futuristic education.
He is an Apple Distinguished Educator and Apple Professional Learning Specialist where he is involved in driving consultations of national projects for primary, secondary, and higher education in promoting 1:1 pedagogical and learning approaches using the Apple ecosystem. He is an advocator and influencer in both national and global landscapes where he coached iPads for medical and healthcare staff in Bangkok, Thailand in collaboration with medical experts from across Europe and Asia. He has also given keynote addresses, talks, and workshops on integration of Apple ecosystem in teaching and learning environments. Notably, he was appointed as a master trainer for training lecturers and professors in higher education nationwide in the Educator 4.0 project, to develop education technology champions among professors and lecturers nationwide. He is also a certified Professional Technologist of the Malaysian Board of Technologists and a member of the Malaysia e-Learning Council for Public Universities (MEIPTA).
He is currently a director on the board of directors with the International Association for Blended Learning, which pioneers blended learning initiatives around the globe. He has also been attached at global research institutions, where was attached to the Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience, University of California San Diego, USA, to study research on computational neuroscience; the Bournemouth University Human Computer Interaction Group, United Kingdom, where he collaborated in research on digital health; and Center for Driven Innovation, Learning and Design (eLL), Aalborg University, Denmark, to study on participatory innovation.
Ts Dr Norman has also published numerous books, journal articles, and conference proceedings in the field of digital and futuristic education and notably published a book entitled “The Impact of MOOC on Distance Education in Malaysia and Beyond” with leading scholars from Canada, Austria, Denmark, and Malaysia. He is also the pioneer of “dronagogy” in designing futuristic education with drone-based learning.
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