Consultants Bio
Dr. James Paulson
Royal Roads University,
Victoria BC, Canada

Dr. James Paulson is adjunct professor of educational administration & leadership at Royal Roads University. In addition to developing and teaching post-graduate courses in educational administration, teacher education, and international education, he works with public and private sector organizations to design and develop educational programming and educational leadership initiatives in K-12, TVET, and higher education.

Dr. Paulson’s experience and achievements in educational development include leadership in the design, implementation, and delivery of education reform projects in Southeast Asia, South Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, and the Middle East & North Africa. His research and development practice serves to increase our appreciation of the incredibly complicated nature of education by exploring learning, teaching, and educational administration in diverse communities and circumstances in vastly different settings.

Dr. Paulson holds a PhD and a Master’s degree from the University of Victoria Canada, and a Bachelor of Arts and post degree professional diploma in education from the University of British Columbia Canada.

Resource Persons Bio

Dr. Nurahimah Yusoff
Professor of Curriculum and Instruction
School of Education and Modern Languages (SEML)
UUM College of Art and Sciences (UUM CAS),
Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Malaysia

Nurahimah Mohd. Yusoff is Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at the School of Education and Modern Languages, College of Arts and Sciences, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM). Her research interests include curriculum design and development, learning and teaching in higher education, educational evaluation, and qualitative research. She is very passionate about teaching and was a recipient of the Distinguished Teacher Award in 2010. She has engaged in many research projects, receiving grants from various agencies, including the Canterbury Christ Church University, UK; the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education, AKEPT, and UUM. She has published many refereed papers and presented papers at local and international conferences. Over the last 25 years at UUM, she had served as the Director of the University Teaching and Learning Centre (UTLC) and currently is the Head of Taskforce for the Teach for Malaysia programme. Since 2010, she has been involved in the training of master trainers in the areas of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), Curriculum Development, Management and Development (CDMD), Student Supervision (SSV) and Instructional Design and Strategies (IDS) for higher education academic leaders. In these ToT programmes at the Higher Education Leadership Academy of MoHE (AKEPT), she and her colleagues integrate theory, research, and practice to empower academic leaders to improve their teaching-learning and supervision skills.

Dr. Jovelyn G. Delosa
Assistant professor and Dean
School of Education & Faculty in Graduate School, Xavier University

Dr Jovelyn Delosa is an Assistant Professor of the School of Education, Xavier University and the Dean of the School of Education. She is actively involved in teacher education in the areas of curriculum, assessment, research and a trainer of many workshops about teacher preparation. Her long years of experience in basic education, higher education and teacher training are her valuable contribution in teacher education. Her research interest includes areas on curriculum development, assessment and an exploration of the use of the Rasch model in educational research and measurement.
She is teaching in the undergraduate and graduate programs of Education and in the Instructional Design course taken by Medical Doctors.
Dr Delosa holds a PhD in Education and a Master’s degree (School Management) from Xavier University, Ateneo de Cagayan and a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Adelaide, Australia as a recipient of the Australian Development Scholarship and the Australian Leadership Award.

Ms. Maria Victoria G. Pineda
ICT Expert

Maria Victoria G. Pineda is currently an ICT Specialist on Instruction at SEAMEO-RETRAC, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam.
She is also an eLearning Consultant, an active workshop facilitator and current Board Member of the Philippine eLearning Society and an IT Curriculum Program evaluator on Outcomes-Based Education Processes under the PCS Information and Computing Accreditation Board (PICAB) of the Philippines.
Maria was a former university lecturer from the Information Technology Department of the College of Computer Studies of De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines. During her stay in the university she had been dynamic in using technology in delivering her classes in various ways. During this time she accomplished projects with the Center for Disaster Risk Policy, Florida State University on community based disaster risk reduction (2009-2010); with Dr. Maria Spante and Lennarth Bernhardsson of University West, Sweden on Social Media for Intercultural Collaboration and Social Media for ICT Teacher Capacity Building (2010-2011); and with Dr. Andrew Lian of Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand on rhizomatic systems and personal learning environments (2013).
She is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Information and Computer Science in Saint Paul College Manila; M.A. in Educational Management and second, M. A. in Communication Studies major in Applied Media Studies both at the De La Salle University in Manila, Philippines. Her research interests and publications are on 21st century learning, disaster management systems and community engagement.