KUALA LUMPUR, 16 November 2017 – UTM researchers won Best of the Best and Special Award in Engineering Education awards at the 4th International Innovative Practices in Higher Education Expo (I-PHEX) 2017, which was held at Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.
The winning Best of the Best project, which was led by Dr. Noraini Ibrahim and co-led by Dr. Shahliza Abd. Halim, and Dr. Masitah Ghazali from Faculty of Computing, with the project entitled Integrating Collaborative Case Study in Project-Oriented Problem-Based Learning Approach for Software Engineering Courses, was selected as the best innovative product in improving higher education.
Meanwhile, the selected project which won Special Award in Engineering Education was led by Ir. Dr. Zaki Yamani bin Zakaria from Faculty of Chemical & Energy Engineering, with the project entitled Metacognitive Development through an Introductory to Engineering Course Using Cooperative Problem Based Learning (CPBL).
Dr. Noraini Ibrahim and Dr. Shahliza Abd. Halim, with their project entitled Integrating Collaborative Case Study in Project-Oriented Problem-Based Learning Approach for Software Engineering Courses at I-PHEX 2017
In addition, UTM researchers also won three Gold awards at I-PHEX 2017. The winning researchers included Dr. Noraini Ibrahim, Ir. Dr. Zaki Yamani, Mr. Muhammad Azril Helmi from Faculty of Computing, Faculty of Chemical & Energy Engineering, and Faculty of Civil Engineering, respectively.
Besides Gold, UTM researchers have also managed to grab Silver and Bronze awards. The Silver award recipients included Associate Professor Dr. Dayang Norhayati Abang Jawawi and Associate Professor Dr. Yudariah Mohammad Yusof from Faculty of Computing and Faculty of Science, respectively.
Meanwhile, the Bronze award was won by Dr. Noor Dayana Binti Abd Halim from Faculty of Education.
I-PHEX 2017 was jointly organised by the Society for Engineering Education Malaysia (SEEM) and the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES) with a total of 39 participants nationwide.
This was the fourth I-PHEX organised as an international level exhibition, with the purpose to recognise and award efforts to improve higher education. I-PHEX 2017 was held at the 7th World Engineering Education Forum 2017 (WEEF 2017).
The expo is not only viewed as a platform to showcase innovative efforts that contribute to resolving the challenges of higher education, but also as a trigger to inspire others to be involved in the discussion, research, and the implementation of higher education innovations.