5th International Conference on e-Learning 2015

Stellar-ICeL 2015

26th-28th May 2015

Hyatt Regency Kinabalu, Sabah

International Conference on e-Learning 2015 ICeL 2015


Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) has successfully organized the 1st International Conference of e-Learning in December 2007. In continuation with that success, the 2nd edition was hosted by UiTM with the inclusion and cooperation of MEIPTA and AKEPT as joint organizers, in December 2009. As part of a tradition in every two years, this time UiTM decides to bring the 3rdInternational Conference on e-Learning to a higher level by jointly organizing the conference with the Southeast Asian Minister of Education Organization Regional Open Learning Centre (SEAMOLEC), Indonesia

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and in cooperation of MEIPTA, Malaysia and Universitas Terbuka and Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), Indonesia. The 4th edition was held in 2012 with the collaboration of The Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communication (SDIWC) and Ostrava Technical University in Czech Republic.

ostravaThis 5th edition of the conference will focus on future scope of discussion and sharing new solution towards sustainability of e-learning. We believe future learning should emphasize more on electronic delivery, mobile approach and user friendliness while still focusing on the sustainability of the e-learning environment.

Accepted papers will be published by Springer in the Conference Proceedings with an ISBN. Paper accepted but not selected for publication in Springer, will be reviewed and considered for publication in International Journal on e-Learning and Higher Education-a joint publication by the i-Learn center and UiTM Press and Asian Journal for University Education (AJUE – a peer reviewed journal by ACRULeT)

STELLAR-ICeL 2015 will be held in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia on 26-28 May 2015. During this period, we will also be celebrating Kaamatan Festival in Kota Kinabalu.

The kaamatan Festival is an annual event in the cultural life of kadazandusun in Sabah. It has become one of the major national festivals in Malaysia. In its deepest sense, kaamatan festival is a manifestation of Creator and Creation relationship. It is part of a complex wholesome Momolian Religious system centred on the paddy rites of passage and the life cycle of Bambarayon- the in dwelling spirit of paddy. It is celebrated on the 30-31 of May every year. You might intersted to visit this festival in Kota Kinabalu right after attending this conference!

Welcoming Address

profazniThe 5th biennial International Conference on e-Learning is hosted by University Teknologi MARA,  Malaysia  The committee welcomes all participants to the city of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah from the 26-28 May 2015. The aim of ICeL is to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational fields with inter-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap, promote scholarship and the evolution of pedagogy. ICeL 2015 invites research papers that encompass conceptual analysis, design implementation and performance evaluation that embraces the theme “Envisioning The Future Of Online Education”.  The most often quoted is that “meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. We wish to make a meaningful contribution  toward a sustainable future via the conference platform of promoting communication, learning and sharing of knowledge in our multiple roles as individuals, academicians and responsible members of communities. Please join us in empowering and innovating education towards a sustainable and better future.We hope to see you in Kota Kinabalu in 26 May 2015

Warmest regards,

Chairperson, STELLAR-ICeL 2015


Keynote Speaker

Tentative Keynote Speaker


Prof. Dr. Abd Karim Alias

Dr. Abd Karim Alias is a Professor of Food Technology at the School of Industrial Technology, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and current Director of the Centre for Development of Academic Excellence.

Over the last 21 years he has taught most of the food science and food technology courses in the curriculum. He always aspires to be a good educator and researcher. Enthusiasm, commitment, and creativity are the three elements that best define him as a teacher. Dr. Karim believes that teaching is an exciting adventure in which both the teacher and the students participate and cooperate to achieve a common goal. In 2002, Dr. Karim received the inaugural USM Excellent Educator Award and in 2010 he received the Anugerah Tokoh (Distinguished Person) in Anugerah Sanggar Sanjung. He also was the recipient of the prestigious Anugerah Akademik Negara award (National Academic Award) in 2008 for teaching.

Dr Karim has great interest in using the Internet as an alternative medium for learning and teaching. He has developed and maintained a few teaching portals, websites, and blogs related to teaching/learning and research. In his current role as the Director of the Centre for Development of Academic Excellence, he is responsible to design and run a professional development programme in technology-enhanced learning and student-centred learning for the academic staff. He is also involved as a trainer in the technology-mediated learning workshop and has conducted numerous workshops especially on using technology in teaching and learning. He is now leading a project to develop open educational resources (OER) for the university and so far has succeeded to produce more than 20 coursewares. He is also a co-Chairman of the Technical Committee for Malaysian MOOCs initiative, a project by the Ministry of Education.

On the research front, Dr. Karim has published more than 130 papers (h-index 23) in international citation-indexed journals and several book/encyclopaedia chapters. He also has published/presented more than 70 conference papers (7 of them as a keynote speaker). Dr. Karim is the recipient of more than 30 publication awards from USM. Under his supervision, 7 PhD and 30 MSc students have graduated. In addition, he has supervised three post-doctoral fellows. Currently Dr. Karim is supervising 9 MSc and 4 PhD students and 1 post-doctoral fellow. He is an editorial member of the Journal of Physical Science and Tropical Life Science Research (USM Publisher), the International Journal of Food Research (UPM Publisher), Food Hydrocolloids (Elsevier) and Journal Food Packaging & Shelf Life (Elsevier).


Prof. Dr. Ali Jafari

Ali Jafari (Persian: علی جعفری)‎, is a serial entrepreneur who is well known for his research and entrepreneurship in the area of Information Technology (IT), more specifically, on development of a series of Learning Management System(s) (LMS). Dr. Jafari is currently working as a Professor of Computer and Information Technology at the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology and Director of the CyberLab at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). He continues to bring innovation and new perspectives to the smart learning environment industry to make teaching and learning easier and more powerful.

Recognized as a founding “Father of LMS”, Dr. Jafari has contributed his entrepreneurial savvy to three books, co-editing and authoring Handbook of Research on ePortfolios, Designing Portals and Course Management Systems for Learning: Beyond Accidental Pedagogy. He has presented papers and delivered keynote addresses in over a hundred national and international conferences. His research has been published in professional and scholarly journals on a variety of subjects in information technology. His research interests include user interface design, smart learning environments, distance learning, and intelligent agents both from conceptual and architectural perspectives, which guide the Professor’s passion for improving the integration of technology into teaching and learning.

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Prof. Dr. Francisco J. Proenza

Prof. Dr. Francisco J. Proenza is an authority on rural access to information and communication technologies and ICT applications for poverty reduction. After a 35-year career working in over 40 countries as Economist for international development agencies (Food and Agriculture Organization of UN, World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, African Development Bank, International Fund for Agricultural Development, UNDP), he joined academia to Direct the Amy Mahan Research Fellowship Program to Assess the Impact of Public Access to ICT (www.upf.edu/amymahan). Dr. Proenza is presently visiting professor of information and communication technology at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (UPF).

Call For Paper

Theme: Envisioning The Future Of Online Learning

Sub Themes (not limited to)  Download Brochure

  • Andragogy in Online Learning/Online Education
  • Technology & Andragogy in Online Learning/Online Education
  • Quality Assurance in Online & Mobile Learning
  • Instructional Design for Online Learning/Online Education
  • Best Practices Online Learning Strategies
  • Best Practices Online Learning/Online Education System Development
  • Best Practices Online Learning/Online Education Material Development
  • Online Learning Best Practices in Online Training Management
  • m-Learning System Development
  • m-Learning Material Development
  • m-Learning Best Practices
  • Online Learning/Education Benchmark and Standards
  • Online Learning Institutional Management
  • Values in Online and m-Learning
  • Collaborative technologies
  • Innovative Online Teaching Strategies
  • Student’s Engagement in Online Learning
  • Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)
  • Open Courseware (OCW)
  • Open Educational Resources (OER)

(Selected papers will be published by Springer in the conference proceeding with an ISBN. Others will be reviewed and considered for publication in International Journal of e-Learning and Higher Education- a joint publication by i-Learn Center and UiTM Press and Asian Journal for University Education (AJUE- a peer reviewed journal by ACRULeT) )

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Full Paper Guidelines

This document provides details of the preferred style to be used to format your paper (full papers) for submission to ICeL 2015. The paper will be published exactly as you submit it, so please follow the guidelines carefully. Papers should be written in English with a maximum paper length of 10 printed pages (10-point font) including references, figures and etc.

Author information must be included in the submission of your paper. Please carefully review and follow the format requirements contained in these guidelines when preparing your paper.

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Important Dates

Below is the important dates for the conference

Abstract Submission Deadline (Extended to) : 6th April 2015
Notification of Abstract Acceptance (Extended to) : 20th April 2015
Final Paper Submission Deadline : 28th April 2015
Conference Dates : 26-28th May 2015

Abstract and Paper Submission

Abstracts and paper should only be submitted via EDAS using the folowing link:


Abstracts should be between 200-300 words

The deadline for abstracts submission has been extended to 6 April 2015

All abstracts must be submitted in English

Conference Fees

Early Bird (Payment before 31st March)
International Presenter USD 400
Local Presenter RM 750
Presenter Fees
International Presenter USD 500
Local Presenter RM 850 (USD 240)
Students RM 400 (USD 115)
Virtual Presenter (International) USD 500
Virtual Presenter (Local) USD 240
Participant Fees
International Participants USD 350
Local participant RM 750 (USD 215)

To register for the conference, please register via EDAS using the following link:


A group discount of 10%  is available for three or more participants from one institution or corporation registering together.

Download Conference Programme (last updated 25th May 2015)

Information about accomodation in Kota Kinabalu

Tour Package for those interested in getting around Kota Kinabalu

Organizing Committee

Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Prof Ir Dr Sahol Hamid Abu Bakar

Vice Chancellor Universiti Teknologi MARA

Ministry of Education Malaysia (KPM)

Higher Education Leadership Academy (AKEPT)

Majlis E-Pembelajaran IPTA Malaysia (MEIPTA)

Prof Dr Hjh Azni Zain Ahmed

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic & International)

Prof Dr Hjh Nor Aziah Alias

Director of Academic Development

Assoc. Prof. Dr Janudin Sardi

Director of i-Learn Centre

Datuk Dr Abd Kadir Rosline

Rector, UiTM Sabah

Dr. Johan @ Eddy Luaran

Assoc. Prof. Jasman Jaafar

(UiTM Sabah)

En Mohd Nor Hajar Hasrol Jono

Dr. Nabila Azwa / Dr. Hajah Zuraidah Zaaba

(UiTM Sabah)

Dr. Norhapiza Moh Ariffin (K)

Pn Norsaniah Mohd Noh

Dr. Suriyani Ariffin

Dr. Rozzana Mohd Said

Pn Saliza Ramly

Dr. Rashidah Omar (UiTM Sabah)

Mr. Spencer Hedley Mogindol (UiTM Sabah)

Pn Rahayu Hassanordin

En Wan Hasmadi Wan Mohamed

Timbalan Bendahari Kanan
Bahagian Akaun Amanah

Cik Siti Suhaidah Sahab (K)

Dr. Alice Wong (UiTM Sabah)

Dr. Haijon Gunggut (UiTM Sabah)

En Mohd Ali Mohd Isa (K)

Pn Noridah Abu Bakar

Dr. Sharipah Ruzaina Syed Aris

Pn Haslinda Noradzan

Mr. Marzuki Izani Ismail (UiTM Sabah)

Miss Tania Maria Tangit (UiTM Sabah)

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Anealka Aziz Hussin (K)

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hj Ahmad Mazli Muhammad

Prof. Dr Roziah Janor

(post stellar publications)

Assoc. Prof. Dr Haslinda Yusoff (K)

Assoc. Prof. Dr Ramlan Zailani

Madam Cindy Johnny (UiTM Sabah)

Mr. Joseph Aliagaraj (UiTM Sabah)

Madam Cindy Johnny (UiTM Sabah)

Cik Siti Yasmin Badrum (UiTM Sabah)

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zamali Hj Tarmudi (UiTM Sabah)

Dr. Eddy Hasrul Hassan

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