I was introduced to UMK Media Literacy (MEDLIT) in January 2017 as Technical Member UMK by MEDLIT Project Coordinator Prof. Dr. Nik Maheran Nik Muhammad. Wow… Being a researcher with a background in science and technology, this is a totally new experience, a new dimension, a new challenge for me! I was thinking, am I dreaming? Am I doing something right? From science to media literacy, that was something ridiculous, I would say… So, to accept or not to accept the offer? I am thinking, I am considering, day by day, hour by hour and second by second… Should I accept? YES! YES! YES! Fortunately, I have accepted the offer! I’m willing to face the challenge!!! In fact, I’m challenging myself! People always thought that there is no bridge between science and art (media literacy). People always said, this is impossible! Well, the tagline of UMK is “Unik (unique), Relevan (relevant) and Berbeza (different)… YES, I want to be somebody different, I want to prove that you are wrong!!!

All right, the first meeting with Prof. Nik Maheran… I was, Ohh….My….God… Are these my responsibilities? Is this something that I need to face??? Well, again… I took the challenge. For me, everything is possible because you are your barrier! Along the journey with MEDLIT, I learnt a lot. From international project management to research, till MOOC development, I learnt so many new things and gained knowledge. Well, I start to realize, no matter if you are in science or social science, if you are willing to adapt the challenge, the “bridge” is always there for you… From accounting matters, I learnt about the financial management of Erasmus+ European Union grant. Wow… It is totally different compared to Malaysia government research grant. Been exposed to MOOC, wow…. MOOC is awesome, MOOC is marvellous! Well, I got the opportunity to learn about MOOC, which will be useful for my future career as a lecturer at UMK. What else, yes, networking. Yes, it is networking. I have been exposed to the MEDLIT partner institutions, i.e. Universität Wien, SWU, CU, AJC, USSH, ZU, UPM, OUNL… Each of them, awesome!!! I am glad to know them….

In a nutshell, it is a great honour for me to be part of the project. Special thanks to UMK MEDLIT team and everyone ~~ Till we collaborate again in the future……………………………………………………