Dr Helmi in Media
In the New Straits Times
27 June 2020. New Straits Times.
#TECH: Apple plays role in boosting digital education
According to UKM's Deputy Director of Learning Technologies and Apple Distinguished Educator, Ts Dr Helmi Norman, the ADE programme is for educators to enhance digital learning. "The learning resources from Apple, for example, has helped inspire me and teachers to shift to digital learning though Everyone Can Create and Everyone Can Code curriculums," he said. "Personally, I have used the curriculum and this has helped me transform my teaching and learning practices," said Helmi.
In the Malay Mail
9 July 2020. Malay Mail.
On digital learning and the Apple ecosystem: A chat with UKM's Helmi Norman
I asked questions via email to Helmi Norman, deputy director of UKM's Centre for Teaching and Learning Technologies and who also happens to be an Apple Distinguished Educator. Having a long-held passion in new and emerging technologies, Helmi said his interest in Apple's approach drove him to explore the integration of its technology in teaching and learning environments.
“I envisioned teaching and learning to be different — challenging the norms of traditional learning.”Helmi was drawn to the Apple Distinguished Educator program which provided the means for educators across the globe to exchange new ideas around teaching and learning, as well as new ways of using technology in learning environments. “These stories were transformative, and further ignited my passion to become an Apple Distinguished Educator — which to me means one that drives innovation in teaching and learning by assuming the roles of author, advisor, ambassador, and advocate.”
30 November 2020. The Edge Markets.
Achieving maximum e-learning potential
Ts Dr Muhammad Helmi Norman, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’s deputy director for instructional technologies, stresses that the powerful combination of the right digital tools and innovation can elevate the way content is consumed through technology, and teachers can explore new approaches to integrating technology in current and future teaching and learning environments.
“We are already seeing that teaching and learning can be different – teachers can create content, use animation and background music to make learning more immersive, fun and interesting. The possibilities are endless when you have the flexibility of using technology, even in its simplest forms. It allows teachers to be more innovative. So, imagine what new technologies like 5G can create for the entire ecosystem of students, teachers and parents to maximise the overall learning potential,” says Helmi, who is a certified Apple Distinguished Educator.