Associate Prof. Dr Rafiza Abdul Razak graduated with a doctoral degree in Instructional Technology from the International Islamic University of Malaysia. An alumnus of the Universiti Malaya, Malaysia's leading university, she graduated with a Masters of Education (Educational Technology) and Bachelor of Education in Teaching English as a Second Language (B.EdTESL) from the National University of Malaysia.
She was the Head of Department of Curriculum and Instructional Technology (CITeD), Faculty of Education from August 2017 till August 2021. An innovative leader who creatively rebrand the department to uplift and boost the departments’ wellbeing. Her interest in frugal innovation and creativity inspires her to design and develop several facilities at the Faculty of Education. The Instructional Technology Production-based Learning Studio (InTechPro) was initiated to empower students and clients to create digital production content / e-learning materials for teaching and learning. Inventors Hub is a place for inventors, makers and entrepreneurs to collaborate and innovate. Instructional Technology Hub (InTecH) is in progress of becoming the hub for professional development. Her active marketing strategies for the department has contributed to the growing number of students and networking collaborations at the national and international levels. She initiated industrial collaboration activities with Microsoft thus awarded 32 pre-service teachers with Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer on top of that 17 of them Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert. Financially the department managed to gain its highest achievement. Thus, she initiated the Curriculum and Instructional Technology Department Research Grant Funding which awarded 10 research grants projects for members of the department.
Associate Prof. Dr Rafiza actively organizes international and national seminars. She organized the International Summit of Innovations and Design Exposition (InSIDE) which showcased innovations from primary till tertiary education and also involved industries. She also initiated several MoAs at the national and international level. Her innovations awarded in patents, copyrights and trademarks accumulated to 81 registered products.
She recently completed an international research grant funded by Association of Commonwealth Universities focusing on International Innovative Educator Network Program: Microsoft Educator Peer Coaching Universiti Malaya - South Eastern University Of Sri Lanka. She led the project successfully which involved undergraduates and postgraduates students from Asian universities : Universiti Malaya, Malaysia and Southern University of Sri Lanka. Concurrently, she also led the research project with Universitas Jambi Indonesia which also involved pre-service teachers.
Apart from international research, she also publishes in high impact journals. She published in a few WoS and Scopus journals. She is currently planning to work with her international collaborators in book publication. Despite academic institutions, her network of collaboration encompasses Ministry of Health. She co-joint in design and development of modules projects and also training.
She is currently collaborating with Content Capital Company for sabbatical attachment beginning from 1st December, 2021 to 31 September, 2022. Numerous activities pertaining to training of teacher educators, pre-service teachers and in-service teachers have been considered as part of the collaborative activities. Despite, the company also encourages research and publications activities to further implies high impact outcome and results. Her industrial engagement and expert collaboration also include organizations such as the Division of Allied Health Sciences (Ministry of Health), National Academy of Arts and Culture (Ministry of Tourism & Culture), Centre for Instructor and Advanced Skill Training (Ministry of Human Resources).
She has been awarded with prestigious award nationally and internationally. Microsoft has warded her the Microsoft Master Trainer award. She was also awarded the Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert. This commemorates her active involvement in educating teachers in utilizing technological pedagogical knowledge. She was also awarded the Fellowship in Aquaculture Curriculum Development from Universitas Airlangga Indonesia. Consultation services and Professional Development Projects were part of her contributions.
Assoc. Prof. Dr Rafiza Abdul Razak was selected as one of the Successful People in Malaysia, with her profile set to appear in 2022 as part of the British Media Publishing House. Her active participation in various activities keeps her motivated in the work that she loves most. Her recent works have been archived in electronic platforms for better sharing and wider view upon variety of medias.