ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR DR ALYANI ISMAIL
Deputy Director (Teaching and Learning Innovation)
Centre for Academic Development (CADe)
Universiti Putra Malaysia

Chair
Malaysia E-Learning Council for Public Universities (MEIPTA)

Chair
Working Committee for Malaysia MOOC

Assoc. Prof. Dr Alyani Ismail received her Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic and Information Systems Engineering from the University of Huddersfield, UK, her MSc and PhD in Electronics Engineering (Communication Engineering) from the University of Birmingham, UK. She is currently the Deputy Director (Innovation in Teaching and Learning) at the Centre for Academic Development (CADe), Universiti Putra Malaysia, where E-Learning, innovative teaching, open education resource, integration of technology in T&L as well as Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) at UPM is under her portfolio. Dr Alyani has recently being appointed by the Ministry of Higher Education starting January 2017 as the Chairman for Malaysia E-Learning Council for Public Universities (MEIPTA) and also the Chairman for Working Committee for Malaysia MOOC.

She is also a Master Trainer for MOOC Instructional Design, Problem-Based Learning, Project-Oriented Problem Based Learning and Curriculum Design based on Outcome Based Education. She is leading the development and running of Learning Management System (PutraBLAST) at UPM. Dr Alyani also works as an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer and Communication Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia. She has been appointed to various administrative positions including the Head, Department Computer and Communication Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, UPM until Feb 2012 before she is appointed as CADe’s Deputy Director. Dr Alyani is an active member of IEEE and she served as an Executive Committee for IEEE AP/MTT/EMC Chapter at national level. Dr Alyani has published more than 200 publications in the area of Communication Engineering, as well as Teaching and Learning. She had been invited to speak at various local and international events such as ASEM Network  MOOCs under the Ministry of Education, Korea.

In recognition of her contributions in research, Dr Alyani has received various awards; among them are the Young Excellent Researcher Award for 2010 by the university, Top 30 of the Outstanding Young Malaysian Award at national level and finalist for Young Scientist Award under Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Malaysia.