Associate Professor Ts. Tan Chin Ike

Email: citan@kdu.edu.my

Associate Professor Ts. Tan Chin Ike was involved in TV Commercials and interactive content (shockwave games) for many years before venturing into the academic world. In 2011, he joined KDU University College and subsequently establish the Bachelor of Game Development program there. A year later, he was given the privilege to establish MYGAMEDEV(EPP14), a Game Development talent initiative under the Malaysian Government’s Economic Transformation Program (ETP).

In his 15 years of working within the game development talent space, he has contributed to other academic aspects of Game Development such as being appointed a panel of expert for the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) Program Standards for Creative Multimedia. He has also served as a curriculum panel for Game Development in the Polytechnic Education Program and Community Colleges. He was also a member of the MAC3 Fund Evaluation Committee and PENJANA Digital Content Grant Committee under the Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC).

In 2019, he also received his Professional Technologist credentials from the Malaysian Board of Technologist (MBOT) and was appointed as a Professional Evaluation Panel Member for MBOT. In 2020, he established the Game Development Council of Malaysia under the Ministry of Higher Education and became its founding chairman.

PhD (Game-based Learning) University Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) (Present)

MSc. in Computing University of Teesside, Middlesbrough, UK (2005)

Diploma in Graphic Design Technology Limkokwing Institute of Creative Technology (1995)

Year Title
2021 Tan, C. I., Tan, W. H., Lee, E.K.J., & Ng, Y.Y. (2021). Exploring User Experience from an Emotional Context When Designing Immersive Games for Education. Journal of ICT in Education, 8(1), 10-25
2020 Tan, C. I., & Tan, W. H. (2020). Exploring the Link Between the Psychological Needs and the Elements of Game Design for Educational Games. Journal of ICT in Education, 7(2), 65-73
2019 IGI Global – Design, Motivation and Frameworks in Game-Based Learning
(Online Book) – Chapter 4, pages 93-122
Tan, C. I. (2019). Linking the Elements of Learning, Assessment, and Play Experience in a Validation Framework. In W. Tan (Ed.), Design, Motivation, and Frameworks in Game-Based Learning (pp. 93-122). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-6026-5.ch004
2016 10th European Conference for Games Based Learning 2016 (Lead Author)
University of the West, Paisley, Scotland

Tan, C. I., & Wong, C. Y. (2016, October). Validating the Efficacy of Serious Games for Teaching and Learning. In European Conference on Games Based Learning (p. 658). Academic Conferences International Limited.
2014 8th European Conference for Games Based Learning 2014 (Lead Author)
Berlin, Germany

Tan, C. I., Wong, Y. S., Lim, T. S. J., & Chong, W. S. (2014, October). The Link between Experiential Learning Using Games and the Dichotomy of the Psychological and Sociological Studies in Game Design. In European Conference on Games Based Learning (Vol. 2, p. 832). Academic Conferences International Limited. Chicago.

 

Research Projects  

2016
Curation, design and setting up of a Game Development Information Section within the PENANG TECHDOME Science Centre.

Curation, design and setting up of a Game Development Information Section within the PENANG TECHDOME Science Centre (2016)

Tambora Gaming Experience Test – Research Consultancy Project
Tambora Systems Singapore Pte. Ltd. (2019)

Xie Keyang (2019 – completed)
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
Department of Cultural
and Religious Studies

Norah Khor Hui Yi (On-going)
UOW Malaysia KDU

Nabilah Zakaria Raihan (On-going)
UOW Malaysia KDU

2021

  • Appointed Expert Panel for Research & Development Fund (2021 – 2023)
    Ministry of Science, Innovation and Technology (MOSTI)

 

2020
Appointed Evaluation Committee Panel Member

  • Digital Content Grant (DCG)
  • Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

Founding Chairperson

  • Game Development Council of Malaysia
  • Under the Academic Excellence Division,
  • Ministry of Higher Education

Assessor Panel and Curriculum Advisor

  • Kolej Komuniti Malaysia
  • Jabatan Pendidikan Politeknik dan Kolej Komuniti
  • Ministry of Higher Education

Appointed MQA Assessor Panel Member

  • Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)

Appointed Academic Panel Member

  • Study Committee for Curriculum Review
  • Diploma in Game Design and Development
  • Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris

 

2019
Appointed Professional Assessor Panel Member 

  • Malaysian Board of Technologist

 

2018
IGI Global – (Book Reviewer) 

  • Design, Motivation and Frameworks in Game-Based Learning

Appointed MQA Assessor Panel Member 

  • Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA

Speaker/Presenter – Game Development in IHLs  

  • LEVEL UP KL Conference, Kuala Lumpur
  • Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)
  • Ministry of Communications and Multimedia, Malaysia

 

2016
Editorial (Paper Review) Team 

  • 26th World Wide Web Conference (WWWGSIE2017)
  • Games, Simulations and Immersive Environment Track
    Australia

Speaker/Presenter

  • UPSI Gamification Seminar and Exhibition 2016
  • Fakulti Seni, Komputeraan & Industry Kreatif (FSKIK)
  • Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris

 

2015
Appointed Member 

  • MAC3 Fund Evaluation Committee (Game Development Projects)
  • Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation
  • Working Member – Fund Evaluation Committee
  • Content Malaysia Pitching Centre
  • National Film Development Corporation (FINAS)

 

2014

Speaker/Presenter  

  • Malaysian Higher Education Landscape for Game Development Education
  • Malaysian Developers Conference 2014 //bina/
  • Microsoft Malaysia

 

2012
Speaker/Presenter   

  • The Challenges and Opportunities for Growth for the Malaysian Game Development Ecosystem
  • Malaysia-Korea Game Industry Network Forum 2012
  • Korean Creative Content Agency (KOCCA)

 

2010
Advisory Panel Committee Member 

  • Technical and Finance Committee / e-Content and Funding Monitoring
  • Ministry of Science, Innovation and Technology (MOSTI)

Appointed Panel of Expert 

  • Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)
  • Programme Standards for Creative Multimedia