Pg Dr Hjh Siti Norainna Pg Hj Besar

Lecturer, Academy of Brunei Studies



Pg Dr Hajah Siti Norainna graduated from the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education (SHBIE) at Universiti Brunei Darussalam in 2006. In 2007, she was appointed as a tutor at the Academy of Brunei Studies and later promoted to lecturer. She holds a MA degree in Education from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom in 2008. In 2016, she has been awarded with the degree of PhD from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom.

She has been involved in teaching PB1501 Malay Islamic Monarchy Philosophy (MIB), PB1301 The Development of Education in Brunei Darussalam (Perkembangan Pendidikan Negara Brunei Darussalam) and PB 2303 Islam in Brunei (Islam di Brunei) modules at University of Brunei Darussalam. She has also been appointed by Malay Islamic Monarchy Supreme Council as MIB facilitator in workshops and seminars held by Brunei government sectors. At UBD she also contributed in running lecture session for the Global Discovery Programme (GDP) conducted by the Continuing Education Centre. Currently, she has been appointed as Learning Technology Advisor (LTA) for Academy of Brunei Studies.


Social Media, TPACK, Community of Inquiry, Education, Melayu Islam Beraja


Siti Norainna Binti Pengiran Haji Besar, Dayangku Hajah. Impact of ICT in Brunei Darussalam System of Education. Janang Bil:10 Bandar Seri Begawan: Akademi Pengajian Brunei. (2009)

Besar, Norainna. Information Communication Technology, Identity, and Brunei Society: A Critical Literature Review in SUSURGALUR: Jurnal Kajian Sejarah & Pendidikan Sejarah, Vol.3(2), September. (2015).

Besar, Siti Norainna. Students’ Perception of Social Media within the MIB Module, ASEAN Journal of Open Distance Learning, Vol. 8, (2), December. (2016).

Situated Learning Theory: The key to effective classroom teaching? (to be published in the ATIKAN: Jurnal Kajian Pendidikan (Journal of Educational Studies), Issue of June 2017)

Social Media: It’s Implementation In Higher Education (to be published in the MIMBAR PENDIDIKAN: Jurnal Indonesia untuk Kajian Pendidikan (Indonesian Journal for Educational Studies), Issue of September 2017)