Assoc. Prof. Tan Choon Keong
University Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia
Tan Choon Keong (PhD) is currently an Associate Professor with the Faculty of Psychology and Education, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, East Malaysia. He has 15 years of experience as a lecturer in the discipline of e-learning, multimedia and educational technology at the university. He started his service as a secondary school English Language and had served the Ministry of Education for 11 years before joining Ilmu Khas Teacher Education Institute (IPG) as an educational technology lecturer. After serving 2 years at the IPG, he joined UMS in 2002. At the university, he served as Head for the E-Learning Unit for 13 years, Deputy Dean (Research and Innovation) for 2 years and Chief Editor for International Journal for E-Learning Practices (IJELP) for 2 years. Currently, he is still the Deputy Chief Editor for IJELP. He headed a research grant for studying the use of multi-sensory approach for English Language teaching in Kota Belud, Sabah (2012-2014) and another two grants for investigating the behaviour of East Malaysia’s English Language students in using technology for learning (Grant 1: 2015-2016, Grant 2: 2017-2018). He also participated in a few other research projects as Deputy Research Head involving rural school students in the use of multisensory approach to learn listening and speaking skills in English (2013-2015). Regarding the area of teacher development, he was as a Deputy Research Head for the TPACK project in University of Foreign Languages Studies, Da Nang and University of Languages and International Studies, Hanoi, Vietnam from 2015 to 2016. His main research interest is to improve English Language learning via ICT. He had published numerous journal papers on creativity, e-learning and multimedia in higher education.