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my research interests are the pedagogical affordances of virtual environments and virtual worlds
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through God's grace alone, my team has had an absolutely fantastic year. we had the opportunity today to get some much deserved R&R, with LEGO Mindstorms :-) here we are, lined up against a wall, just jazzin' to science :-) Continue reading
Posted yesterday at voyeurism
the present issue of the Ministry of Education's Contact magazine - which bills itself as the teachers' digest - has a feature on our work with teachers from the Mathematics department at Yio Chu Kang Secondary School. issue #31 -... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at voyeurism
my team and i were very humbled to be afforded the opportunity today to engage in conversation with a team of visitors from the Chinese Academy of Sciences. we would like to thank our colleagues from the Public, International, and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2018 at voyeurism
through God's grace, a collaboration between my team and a small inter-divisional team from the Ministry of Education here in Singapore, will be starting next year. we just received the wonderful news that our application for funding of approximately US$25000... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2018 at voyeurism
i'm currently attending this year's symposium of the Mobiles for Education Alliance, during which i shared on 'Schools in Indonesia exploring local micro-climates'. here's a pic from the All Children Reading booth :-) if you look carefully, you might spot... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2018 at voyeurism
back in June, i shared that through God's grace, i will be delivering a keynote at the International Conference on Educational Innovation (ICEI) 2018, at National Tsinghua University. my team and i have also been invited to facilitate a series... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2018 at voyeurism
with thanks to God, following our successful series of STEM workshops at the National Pingtung University in May, my team and i have been invited back on the 12th of this month for an extension workshop themed on Basic building... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2018 at voyeurism
this academic semester, my team and i have been facilitating the inaugural run of a course we conceptualised - AGE08D Designing learning environments with a focus on the Internet of Things. we have been very impressed by the thought that... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2018 at voyeurism
i am happy to share that the work of my team and my collaborating partners at the Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, on the use of open-source microclimatic sensors (which we have dubbed Maker Motes) is to be shared during the 8th... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2018 at voyeurism
i am very grateful that my team's General Elective AGE08D - Designing learning environments with a focus on the Internet of Things - has been able to benefit from the exchange of perspectives from overseas visitors. last week, we were... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2018 at voyeurism
today was a very happy day for me. my very first PhD student had a successful candidature confirmation seminar :-) the thesis is titled A Study of the Development of Interest in Learning in a Maker-centered Learning Environment through the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2018 at voyeurism
further to my post four months’ ago, my team and i are really happy and privileged to welcome three college students to our projects offered under NTU’s Undergraduate Research Experience on Campus (URECA) programme for the Academic Year 2018 /... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2018 at voyeurism
i will be visiting Sofia to present a paper at this year’s international conference of the Bulgarian Geography Society, on either the 2nd or 3rd of November. This year’s conference is very special because it celebrates the centenary of the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2018 at voyeurism
it’s not too late to sign up for our NTU / NIE unrestricted elective AGE08D Designing learning environments:a focus on the Internet of Things :-) if you are an undergraduate at the NTU / NIE, we would be happy to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2018 at voyeurism
you are cordially invited to consider a contribution to the forthcoming Special Issue of the Journal of Virtual Worlds Research on the theme of Pedagogy - taking stock and looking forward :-) PDF of the Call (53 k) About the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2018 at voyeurism
this week, my team and i are extremely privileged to be able to interact with teachers and graduate students visiting through the good graces of National Tsinghua University :-) it’s only been the first day of the workshop, but already... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2018 at voyeurism
further to my post two months’ ago about the alignment of Disciplinary Intuitions, the Six Learnings curriculum design framework, and enabling infrastructures such as Maker Motes, align with the Singapore Teaching Practice, my team member Derek has kindly come up... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2018 at voyeurism
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