Wawasan Open University Vice Chancellor
Wawasan Open University Vice Chancellor, Prof Dr Zoraini Wati Abas, Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic and Educational Technology was appointed as the Acting Vice Chancellor effective 1st January 2018.
Acting Vice Chancellor
Prof Dr Zoraini Wati Abas, Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic and Educational Technology was appointed as the Acting Vice Chancellor effective 1st January 2018.
Prof Zoraini brings with her over 30 years of experience in the education industry. She had worked in the Faculty of Education, Universiti Malaya for 10 years as a lecturer and an Associate Professor. She also served at the International Medical University (IMU) as the Director of the Centre for Medical Education and Media
She moved on to Open University Malaysia (OUM), Kuala Lumpur, where she held various positions, including Professor of the Faculty of Education and Languages, Director of the Centre for Instructional Design and Technology, and Director of the Institute of Quality, Research and Innovation. She later served as Acting Vice Rector (Academic and Student Affairs) at Sampoerna University, Jakarta and is also an Associate Visiting Research Fellow at the National Higher Education Research Institute (IPPTN), Universiti Sains Malaysia.
She holds a Doctor of Education and a Master of Science in Education in Instructional Technology, and a BSc in Biological Sciences, all from Northern Illinois University, USA.
In 2014, Prof Zoraini was recognised as 2nd among 14 most influential Higher Educational Technology Leaders in Southeast Asia and received the Education Leadership Award from the World Corporate Universities Congress in Mumbai, India.