Associate Professor Arkendu Sen
Dr Arkendu Sen, an anatomist/ophthalmologist by training, is an Associate Professor in clinical anatomy at the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He has a wide teaching experience in medical schools in Malaysia, India and Papua New Guinea. He is now a Fellow of the Monash Education Academy and represents the Malaysian campus at the Academy, and he is a champion of futuristic teaching learning environments.
Being a top student, Dr Sen constantly strives to inspire and motivate students who are being trained to be future health professionals. As a passionate teacher, he has constantly attained the outstanding category for the “Student Evaluation Scores for Teaching in Various Modes”, and exceptional peer reviews on his teaching. Having undergone various training in IT-based applications, he has innovatively integrated practical skills learning, IT resources, virtual learning environment with learning spaces (smart e-classrooms). He also serves as the Chairperson of the Monash University Malaysia Campus ITS committee as well as the School’s IT representative.
Over the years, he has applied the “Blended Technology” in medical practical training and instructional design. He has researched and designed the cutting edge Educational Technology innovations including the Technology Enhanced Practical Learning & Assessment Methods, Innovative Collaborative Learning System of Surface-touch Computers & Resources and New Methods of 3D Visualization of Specimens/ Models. The Monash Malaysia Anatomy and Pathology E-Learning Lab that was designed by Dr Sen together with Associate Professor Lakshmi Selvaratnam and Head of School Professor Anuar Zaini has been recognised as an exemplar of state-of-the-art learning environment and pedagogy. The lab has been showcased to various distinguished national and international visitors, as well as being featured on national newspaper. Globally, these innovations have inspired and influenced the education community through peer-reviewed international scientific publications and presentations in Europe and Australasia. He has now successfully expanded his innovations to Educational Technology research. collaborating in external government (Ministry of Higher Education) grants, EU sponsored Trans Eurasian Network (TEIN) grants as well as external industry partnerships.
Dr Sen’s innovations have been recognised with the numerous awards received, including the Australian Government’s National Award For University Teaching, OLT Citation 2012, International Ron Harden Innovation in Medical Education Award (2011, 2015), Monash Australia Vice Chancellor’s Award (2010), Monash Medicine Faculty Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (Innovation in Teaching) (2010, 2014), and Monash University Malaysia PVC’s Awards for Excellence (2009, 2011, 2014).
MBBS, MSurg, Grad Dip. ForensicMed, Grad Dip. Ophthal
E- Learning, Educational Informatics, learning apps, Blended Learning and Smart Learning environments.