Rozhan bin Mohammed Idrus

Current position: 
Director, Global Open Access Learning (GOAL) Centre
Bio: 
Rozhan M. Idrus is a Professor of Open and Distance Learning & Technogogy at the Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) in Nilai, Malaysia. Rozhan is the first Professor of Open and Distance Learning (ODL) appointed in a public institution of higher learning in Malaysia. He holds a PhD in Solid State Physics and has been trained in various aspects of ODL in Australia, Canada and the UK. Trained as an instructional designer, he has published more than 170 scholarly works in the form of books, chapter in books as well as refereed journal contributions. He has presented 31 Keynote and Plenary addresses in Malaysia, Tanzania, Japan, Thailand, the Sultanate of Oman, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Mauritius, Greece, Spain, Bangladesh and Bahrain. He is the Founding Chief Editor of the Malaysian Journal of Educational Technology, the Chief Editor of the International Journal of Excellence in e-Learning (based in Dubai) and is a member of the Editorial Board of ten international journals. He has given a definition to the term ‘technogogy’ and is passionately promoting it. He is currently the Director of the Global Open Access Learning (GOAL) Centre in USIM