Dr. Chester Keasberry


Lecturer, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences


Chester Keasberry recently joined UBD as a lecturer in the Design and Creative Industries programme at FASS. He graduated with a PhD in Learning Design and Technology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Honolulu, Hawaii. Alongside his doctoral pursuit, he worked as a liaison officer under the Brunei-US English Language Enrichment Programme for ASEAN, a five-year project supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MoFAT) of Brunei Darussalam and the United States Department of State that involved many countries of ASEAN. He has also spent time in Melbourne, Australia, where he pursued an MA in Communication and Media Studies at Monash University. In addition, he is an alumnus of UBD, having graduated with a BA in Education, majoring in the Teaching of English as a Second Language. During his undergraduate studies, he was fortunate enough to study at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom as part of a Study Abroad Programme. His research interests include the usage of social media in education, the design of technology and learning, English linguistics, and communication studies.


PhD in Learning Design and Technology (University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa)
MA in Communication and Media Studies (Monash University)
BA in Education (Universiti Brunei Darussalam)


Social Media in Education, Learning Design and Technology, English Language and Linguistics, Communication and Media Studies


Keasberry, C. (2018). Social media, teacher-student relationships, and student learning. International Journal for Educational Media and Technology, 12(2), 27–34.

Lopes, R. O., Owais Ahmed Malik, Asiyah Az-Zahra Ahmad Kumpoh, Keasberry, C., Ong, W. H., Chin, W. L., Liu, Y. (2019). Exploring digital architectural heritage in Brunei Darussalam: Towards heritage safeguarding, smart tourism, and interactive education. Paper presented at 2019 IEEE Fifth International Conference on Multimedia Big Data (BigMM), Singapore.