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Dr. Cogburn Speaks at UM Conference on Media Education & Training

Dr. Derrick Cogburn presents during 2014 Annual Meeting photoIDPP Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn spoke at the International Conference on Media Education and Training (ICMET) on 18 August 2014 at the Petaling Jaya Hilton Hotel in Selangor, Malaysia. He was invited by the University of Malaya (UM) Academic Development Centre to offer a 20 minute address on “Globally Accessible Cyberlearning for Disability Policy in the ASEAN Region” during the New Media in Teaching and Learning session. Hosted by the UM Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the conference featured prominent experts and scholars from around the world in the fields of mass communication and journalism, digital and new media, e-learning, and more.

Dr. Cogburn shared the IDPP’s innovative global model of accessible cyberteaching and cyberlearning techniques, which have been at the forefront of training and empowering a cadre of disability policy leaders who are blind or visually impaired; deaf or hard-of-hearing; and/or mobility impaired across the ASEAN region. These techniques were also showcased and taught as a training to IDPP faculty across the region during the IDPP Accessible Cyberteaching Workshop on 9 August at the UM campus as part of the 2014 IDPP Annual Meeting.

The conference featured keynote addresses by Prof. Dr. Deddy Mulyana of Universitas Padjadjaran in Indonesia on “The Destroyer of Sacred Time and Local Culture: The Role of Media in Indonesia” and Prof. Dr. Krishna Sen of the University of Western Australia on “ International Education and the ‘New’ Media.” Remarks were also offered by UM Deputy Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs YBhg. Datuk Dr. Rohana Yusof and Dean of UM Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Professor Dr. Md Sidin Ahmad Ishak.

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