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my research interests are the pedagogical affordances of virtual environments and virtual worlds
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this year and the next, there have been and will be a couple of significant anniversaries related to my hobbies / work / research interests :-) last month, i already commemorated the tenth anniversary of the opening of the region... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2018 at voyeurism
yesterday i wrote about how an education research programme that my team and i have greatly benefitted from, had finally ended. as one chapter ends, so another - through God's grace - begins. one of the grants i manage is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2018 at voyeurism
in August 2008, the then Minister for Education in Singapore - Ng Eng Hen - announced that the ministry would "support the establishment of a network of educational labs where innovations can be prototyped and tested." the initiative that evolved... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2018 at voyeurism
i was very humbled to receive an invitation to present a keynote address at this year's International Conference on Educational Innovation (ICEI) 2018. the conference is hosted by the Hsinchu Teachers' College of the National Tsing Hua University, and will... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2018 at voyeurism
my team and i would like to express our heartiest congratulations to our friend and intern - Lionel Lim - for being awarded Gold for his effort in conceptualising, designing, building, and enacting Redstone Jammin’ - collaborative music making in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2018 at voyeurism
today is a very happy day for me - ten years’ ago, some friends and i opened the island of Temasek in Second Life to the general public to visit :-) it’s fantastic to know that of the original team... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2018 at voyeurism
back in April, i shared that my intern’s work on a learning environment for collaborative music-making in Minecraft will be shared at this year’s international conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCII 2018). i have just been invited to chair the session,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2018 at voyeurism
last December i shared about a new NTU / NIE unrestricted elective my team and i are able to offer :-) we’ve been busy preparing for AGE08D Designing learning environments: a focus on the Internet of Things. here’s a sneak... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2018 at voyeurism
through God’s grace, my team has gone through thick and thin together over the past six years. as our work with schools has evolved, we have collectively come to realise that there is more to life than just securing grants... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2018 at voyeurism
i’ve been thinking a lot about the work of Edmund Husserl, lately. Husserl was a philosopher who taught at the universities of Halle-Wittenberg, Göttingen, and Freiburg. Among (many) other things, he is often credited with having taken the early work... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2018 at voyeurism
back in January 2016, i shared how a learning environment designed by a member of my team - Derek Chua - was used in a first-year undergraduate course on analog circuit design in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2018 at voyeurism
over the past couple of days, i have been thinking about the Singapore Teaching Practice. launched in May 2017 by the Ministry of Education, the Singapore Teaching Practice posits itself as a model that “makes explicit how effective teaching and... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2018 at voyeurism
my team and i had the distinct privilege of conducting introductory workshops for this semester’s graduating cohort of pre-service teachers from the National Institute of Education (NIE), under the institute’s Beginning Teachers’ Orientation Programme. all told, we facilitated the following... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2018 at voyeurism
our team has been invited by the Geography Unit of the Curriculum Planning & Development Division of the Ministry of Education, Singapore, to share our work on the use of open-source microclimate sensors (Maker Motes) in Geographical Investigation :-) we... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2018 at voyeurism
are you an NTU undergraduate eligible for the Undergraduate Research Experience on Campus (URECA) programme 2018/19? if so, please do consider applying for either NIE18005 Exploring the potential roles that game-based worlds and immersive environments play in learning, or NIE18006... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2018 at voyeurism
Redstone Jammin’ - the learning environment for collaborative music-making which was conceptualised, designed and built by my intern Lionel Lim - will be shared at the 20th international conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCII) 2018. i will be speaking on Lionel’s... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2018 at voyeurism
i am very humbled to share that - in partnership with A/P Kim Irvine and Dr Tricia Seow from the Humanities and Social Studies Education (HSSE) Academic Group of the National Institute of Education (NIE) - my team has been... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at voyeurism
last month, i shared that a guidebook that my friends Richard, Ming-De, Ahmed, Derek, and Bing Heng wrote (together with John Comings) had been successfully published by All Children Reading. it was such a pleasant surprise to receive the physical... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at voyeurism
The idea for a Visitor Learning Centre at the National Institute of Education was first mooted in December 2015. On 5 April 2018, the Centre was officially opened by the Minister for Education (Schools), at the Caring Teacher Awards ceremony... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2018 at voyeurism
in December, i introduced Redstone Jammin’ - a learning environment for collaborative music making, which was conceptualised, designed, and built by Lionel Lim. Lionel had the opportunity to share his work earlier today at this year’s symposium of the Nanyang... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2018 at voyeurism
a blessed Easter to all! by God’s Grace alone, my team and i have been invited to visit Taiwan next month. from the 7th to the 11th of May, we will be at the College of Education, National Pingtung University,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2018 at voyeurism
the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) is always a highlight of the calendar, and this year is no exception. here’s what’s caught my eye in this year’s programme :-) - Developing third-grade students’ computational thinking skills... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2018 at voyeurism
something i treasure about my job is that it allows me to meet and interact with learners and educators from different cultural backgrounds. over these couple of days, my team and i are helping students, their parents, and teachers from... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2018 at voyeurism
this afternoon was the Humanities Education Research Seminar, which i wrote about three weeks’ ago :-) it was such a privilege to be sharing alongside friends whom i hold dear to my heart, including Dennis Kwek, Mark Baildon, Chang Chew... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2018 at voyeurism
further to my post last week about the poster exhibition of the Undergraduate Research Experience on Campus (URECA) programme of the Nanyang Technological University, here’s a pic of our booth, taken earlier this afternoon :-) Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2018 at voyeurism