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Farrah Yusop
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PhD, Summer 2010

Home Dept: Curriculum and Instruction

PhD Dissertation title: The Civic-Minded Instructional Designers (CMID) framework: Educating instructional designers with community-based service-learning approaches

PhD Advisor: Ana-Paula Correia

Area of PhD research: This dissertation critiques current approaches to educate instructional designers and proposes a Civic-Minded Instructional Designers (CMID) framework. Next, using ethnography, this dissertation seeks to understand how students enact their civic-minded agencies, as well as the opportunities and challenges in applying service-learning pedagogy to educate civic-minded instructional designers.

Employment upon graduating:
academicLecturer/Assistant Professor
University of Malaya, Malaysia

Current activity: Teaching both undergraduates and graduates; research and students' supervision

What HCI classes were invaluable to my success?
HCI 521

Favorite graduate school memory: I treasured the opportunities to present at various prestigious international conferences and certainly, the experience of managing a student-led instructional design consulting firm, Learning Design Solutions.

HCI issues that interest me: I am always interested in finding ways to improve the human aspects of HCI. My dissertation is one of the examples of this, in which I look into better ways to educate designers who are technically competent and being civic-minded.

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