3rd instructor training event at the University of Malaya, 4 – 5/7/2023

Location, context, time, and duration

The 3rd instructor training workshop at the University of Malaya took place on July 4 – 5, 2023. The event was organized in a hybrid mode. The Design Thinking Lab in the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology was the venue for the physical session.


The event was attended by 9 lecturers from the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Universiti of Malaya. The participants were from the Departments of Artificial Intelligence, Software Engineering, Information Science, and Engineering. Their countries of origin were China, Iran, Bangladesh and Malaysia.

Description of activities

Initially, the participants were given an overview of design thinking definitions, examples and templates before they were asked to complete each stage as a group. The participants completed several activities including ice breaking, completing empathy map, persona canvas, point of view, “how might we” questions, designing prototype and eventually testing their prototype. All activities were hands-on and physical. The participants concluded the workshop by presenting their idea as a demonstration (roleplaying and idea presentation) and a poster. Subsequently, participants were actively engaged in activities related to design thinking, including empathy, problem definition, ideation, design, prototyping, and testing. Participants used the ICT-INOV digital learning platform for collaboration and teamwork. During the event, participants were asked to focus on the challenge of creating meaningful educational experiences for students in the face of emerging AI. The challenge was the same used during the instructor training session that took place on March 22 – 23, 2023 and is described in the previous section.

Overall, the participants were highly engaged and perceived the event as very useful. The event was promoted through University of Malaya email lists. The presentation used during the event for guiding the active engagement of participating educators is available at here.