PTPM-PSU SYMPOSIUM LEADING THE WAY IN POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH ON INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY
USM, 28 May 2019 – To further conveying the USM’s motto “bringing the world to USM” to the forefront, the PTPM-PSU Graduate Research Symposium was organised by PTPM on 23 May 2019 at PTPM seminar room. This symposium was attended by the delegates from Prince Songkla of University (PSU), Thailand led by Assistant Professor Dr. Wasant Atisabda with eight postgraduate students.
The PTPM-PSU Graduate Research Symposium allowed PTPM and PSU postgraduate students to present and share their research in the form of posters and oral presentations in the field of instructional technology. The event was the third symposium between PTPM and PSU, and attracted the participation of all academic staffs.
Associate Professor Dr. Wan Ahmad Jaafar Wan Yahaya, Director of PTPM, in his closing ceremony highlighted the need to find ways to use instructional design and technology effectively, and the symposium provided the avenue to all doctoral students a better understanding of what and how to focus on what really matters in the field of technology pertaining to teaching and learning.
The presenting students were given feedback by lecturers from PTPM and PSU to improve their research and write a better thesis. There are eight postgraduate students from PSU and four students from PTPM shared their research. According to Mr. Kirfi Aliyu Bello, one of the PTPM students said, based on his research, the tangible system will allow educators to help dyslexia students to learn without fear.
After the Symposium, a discussion was held between PSU and PTPM. The discussion brought academics collaboration with the goal of discussing how PSU and PTPM might better achieve collaboration and cooperation in wide range of academic activities and areas of instructional technology.
Text / Photo: PTPM