Prof. Rozhan M. Idrus
Dean of the Centre for Graduate Studies (CGS)
Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia
Rozhan M. Idrus is currently the Dean of the Centre for Graduate Studies (CGS) in the Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia. He is a Professor of Open and Distance Learning (ODL) & Technogogy with 30 years of experience as an e-learning analyst, consultant, presenter and workshop facilitator. He has presented 48 Keynote addresses in 17 different countries and has published more than 190 publications in international citation-indexed journals, books and handbook chapters. Spearheaded the first home-grown electronic portal (2003) and pioneered use of sms in teaching of physics (2008) while in the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM).
He has also garnered awards in mobile learning in the World Education Summit (2011), e-INDIA Awards (2010) and the Asia Pacific Mobile Learning & Edutainment Advisory Panel (APACMLEAP) Mobile Learning Initiatives Recognition (2009), Gold Medal Award in the Innovation and Invention in Education Competition 2016 in the Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris in Malaysia and more recently Gold Medal Awards in the 3rd World Invention Innovation Contest 2017 (Korean Invention News) and the 2nd International University Carnival on eLearning 2017. He has given a definition to the term ‘technogogy’ and is passionately promoting it. He is the founding chief editor of the Malaysian Journal of Educational Technology, Video journal of Innovative Pedagogies (VJIP, 2017) and the International Journal of Excellence in e-learning of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University Dubai, UAE.