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USIM Wins Gold Medals, Special Awards At WiC2017 In South Korea

Last update: 04/07/2017
NILAI, July 4 (Bernama) -- A team of researchers from Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM), Nilai made Malaysia proud by winning two gold medals in the '3rd World Invention Innovation Contest (WiC2017)' in Seoul, South Korea.

According to a statement by its Strategic Communication Centre (StraComm) today, the team comprised lecturers from USIM's Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) and officers from its Centre for Global Open Access Learning, Immersive Technology and Quality Assurance (GOAL-ITQAN), namely, Prof. Dr. Rozhan M. Idrus, Dr Najwa Hayaati Mohd Alwi, Mohamad Faiz Taip and Nurhuda Ruzlan.

In the international competition, USIM entered two of its inventions, 'Resource Architecture in The Virtual Digital Learning Landscape (RAVD)' and 'Self Instructional Module Template (SIMPLE)' which won gold medals and special awards from the organiser of 'Korea Invention News (KINEWS)'.

FST lecturer Rozhan introduced RAVD that is capable of globally assisting teaching and learning.

The resource design helps users to tag digital contents and look for search engines with the cooperation of the National Institute of Informatics (NII), Japan.

Meanwhile, another FST lecturer, Najwa Hayaati, introduced the user-friendly SIMPLE which enables lecturers to arrange teaching and learning materials in the USIM's Global Open Access Learning System (GOALS) which is its Learning Management System.

"Congratulations to the winners who presented their innovations. It is hoped that this experience will be a continued effort to innovate USIM's teaching and learning ecosystem," said Najwa Hayaati who is the deputy director of GOAL-ITQAN and head of USIM's delegation to WiC2017.

WiC2017 was held for two days, beginning June 3, at the Chungmu Art Hall, in Seoul, South Korea which gathered university researchers, research centres from within and outside the country, primary and secondary schools as well as the private sector from 22 countries, including the United States, China, Korea, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran, Thailand and the Philippines.

-- BERNAMA