Dr. Nurul Nisa Omar
Assoc. Prof. Dr Nisa is the Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Science. She specialises in New Media & Communication, Multimedia Art Design & Branding, Educational Media & Learning Technologies, and Media Planning & PR.
- PhD in Creative Multimedia
- Masters of Multimedia (Learning Technologies)
- Bachelor (Hons) of Creative Multimedia (Media Innovation/ Advertising Design)
Areas of Specialisation
2018: Develop an e-assessment prototype called Operational Metric Assessment & Rubrics (O.M.A.R). Research grant outcome.
2017: Best PhD Thesis Award for Doctor of Philosophy – Multimedia University, Malaysia.
2017: Best Research Paper Awards – International Conference on Teaching, Education & Learning (ICTEL 2017).
2016: Best Paper Presenter Awards – International Conference on Social Science & Humanities (ICSSH 2016).
2015: Silver Awards – International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology (ACE 2015).
2010: Malaysia’s Book of Records, Malaysia’s Longest Group Painting (MMU Live Painting).
2009: Guinness Book of World Records, Longest and Biggest Media Gaming Group Session (MMU Cyber-fusion).
2008: Semi-finalist – Adobe Design Achievement Award, New York, USA (ADAA 2008).
Omar, N. N. (in press). Investigating the Requirements in Developing A Digital Assessment Tool by Assessing Lecturers’ Digital Literacy. Proceedings of the Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, NEXUS 2019. Wales, United Kingdom.
Omar, N. N. & Jun, P. Y. (in press). The Development of an E-assessment Prototype by Assessing the Three Levels of Digital Literacy among Communication Lecturers. SEARCH Journal of Media and CommunicationResearch. Proceedings of the International SEARCH Conference, 2019. Malaysia.
Omar, N. N. & Jun, P. Y. (2018). E-assessment: Developing Technology Application Prototype for Easy Evaluation of Students’ Assignments. International Journal of Information and Education Technology. ISSN: 2010-3689. Proceedings of the International Conference on Education, Research and Innovation, ICERI 2018. Bangkok, Thailand.
Norizan, M. A. & Omar, N. N. (2018). A Study on Readers’ Attitude towards Citizen Journalism. Proceedings of the International Seminar on Media and Communication, ISMEC 2018. Gombak, Malaysia.
Posperass, J. E. & Omar, N. N. (2018). The Effectiveness of Anti-drug Media Campaign: A Study on Pengasih Malaysia. Proceedings of the International Seminar on Media and Communication, ISMEC 2018. Gombak, Malaysia.
Omar, N. N. (2017). Empirical Study on the Effectiveness of Technology Application towards Students’ Good Feedback Practice. International Journal of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management, and e-Learning. ISSN: 2010-3654. Proceedings of the International Conference on Digital Technology in Education, ICDTE 2017. Taipei, Taiwan.
Omar, N. N. (2017). The Effectiveness of Kahoot Application towards Students’ Good Feedback Practice.International Journal of Social Sciences. ISSN: 2454-5899. Proceedings of the International Conference on Teaching, Education & Learning, ICTEL, 2017. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Omar, N. N. & Yee, T. M. (2017). Effectiveness of Hidden Messages in Advertisements towards Viewers’ Buying Intention. International Journal of Social Sciences. 542-553, Vol 3 (1). Proceedings of the International Conference on Social Science & Humanities, ICSSH 2016. Bangkok, Thailand.
Omar, N. N. & Wong, L. S. (2016). Peaking Emotions Positively: Discovering Viewers’ Justice in Reality TV. Proceedings of the Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities, ACAH 2016. Kobe, Japan.
Omar, N. N., Lim, Y. P. & Norishah, T. P. (2016). Affective Learning in Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMO). Proceedings of the Asian Conference on Literature & Archival Science, LibrAsia 2016. Kobe, Japan.
Omar, N. N., Lim, Y. P. & Norishah, T. P. (2015). Educational Online Games: Implementing MMO Approach to Enhance Users’ Affective Learning Experience. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series of the International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment, ACE 2015. Johor, Malaysia.
Omar, N. N. (2014). Modern Communication: Judgement of the Past. Proceedings of the European Conference on Media & Mass Communication, EuroMedia 2014. Brighton, United Kingdom.
Lim, Y. P., Omar, N. N. & Jabbar, E. A. (2012). The Effectiveness of Digital Usage in Preserving Arts and its Aesthetics. Proceedings of the International Conference on Education and Management Technology, ICEMT 2012. Jeju Island, Korea.
What’s your teaching style?
A mixture of hybrid / blended teaching and facilitator style. Nevertheless, regardless of style, I choose to teach with excitement and passion in hope that my students are not only learning but living the lesson.
What does a good education mean to you?
A good education is about understanding that there is more to learning than chasing your grades, going through the modules, and working on your assignments. Education is about learning something deeper than any assignment rubrics can assess. You have to take the experience and the skills that you gain, and use them after you graduate.
Name your favourite music artist and favourite movie.
I am an all-time big fan of Michael Jackson, however, currently, the song inside my head is Lover by Taylor Swift. I love movies, and it is tough to pick only one as my favourite. The top pick I can think of right now would be Avatar or Pride & Prejudice.
What do you think is one skill that every successful person has?
One is not enough. But to be successful, you need to keep this in mind, “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do!”
Name someone who inspires you and why?
Easy question, my mother. Because no one else could compete.
How do you overcome difficult situations or challenges?
Always look at the situation from different perspectives. I never shy away from challenges and I am competitive in nature. I always want to win and that is how I am determined to overcome whatever difficult situation – almost like I will ask myself “who is going to win? This problem that I am facing, or me?” Of course, if I want to win then everything else seems easier to manage afterwards. If I end up failing, I just think “you know what, in 50 years I will be 6 feet under the ground anyway”.. Then life goes on 🙂
How do you motivate students to keep learning?
I will always push them to do their best. They might think I have high expectations but in truth, I feel like most of the time they don’t see their full potential. I don’t expect them to get an A in fact, I wouldn’t want them to only care about their grades. I want them to care about doing their best regardless of the outcome. I want them to be proud of what they produced – for as long as they leave my lesson learning something useful, I am already proud and happy.
Name one thing you do/item you use daily that contributes to a successful day.
Easy question – my iPad.
Final words of advice for the students of IUMW?
Final advice – Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do! Final words – I love each and every one of you.