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voyager
Singapore
my research interests are the pedagogical affordances of virtual environments and virtual worlds
Recent Activity
last July, i shared about the constitution of a new team around a grant to study Team-based learning in Mathematics in a few secondary schools in Singapore. through God's grace alone, the team's work has been accepted as a paper... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2019 at voyeurism
my gratitude to the organisers of this year's Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education (VWBPE) conference, especially Lorraine and James, for facilitating the session and its recording :-) here is the video of my talk from last week :-) Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2019 at voyeurism
From 2016 to 2018, under two separate tranches of funding, my team and i had the privilege of working alongside Dr Ari Widodo of the Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, in taking our Maker Motes approach with open-source environmental sensors in to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2019 at voyeurism
April 9th is Global Internet of Things (IoT) day. this year, our team chose to commemorate the occasion with our closing lesson of this semester's undergraduate elective AGE08D Designing learning environments with the Internet of Things. AGE08D is an elective... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2019 at voyeurism
i had my presentation at this year's Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education (VWBPE) conference yesterday. i would like to thank the team from VWBPE 2019, specifically Lorraine and James, for facilitating the session behind the scenes. i would also... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2019 at voyeurism
in 2017 i shared news of a grant that my team and i were awarded, to develop portable, programmable robots for use in mathematics curriculum, specifically to help teachers address what have been termed Problems with Real-World Contexts. unlike the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2019 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 :-) Integrating block-based coding in to scientific modelling... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2019 at voyeurism
this past month, i have been sharing about how our team's Maker Motes approach has been appropriated by geography teachers in schools in Singapore. my earlier posts were about how the teachers facilitated coding the Maker Motes, and how the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2019 at voyeurism
our team is very, very excited and grateful to God that - after a wait of three years' - our work on the learning environment we developed to surface learner intuition about electrical flow in analog circuits (which we have... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2019 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 15, 2019 at voyeurism
last week, i shared about the very first geography learning unit in a regular Singapore school is taking place. in that post, i described how the geography teachers took responsibility for the facilitation of the lesson in which the students... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2019 at voyeurism
we are very grateful to Prof Kim Irvine of the Humanities & Social Studies Education Academic Group of the National Institute of Education (NIE) for his invitation to interact with a visiting delegation of undergraduates from the faculty of Architecture... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2019 at voyeurism
i am very happy to share that i will be able to facilitate a roundtable during this year's Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education conference. the roundtable has been scheduled for 7 pm Eastern time on the 5th of April... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2019 at voyeurism
the Undergraduate Research Experience on Campus (URECA) programme is an initiative by the Nanyang Technological University (NTU). a little over five months’ ago, i shared on how my team and i were privileged to collaborate with two undergraduates in this... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2019 at voyeurism
we've been working towards this for more than five years, and today our dream of a geography lesson designed and conducted by teachers themselves, in an authentic secondary school setting in Singapore finally came to fruition. the lesson was conducted... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2019 at voyeurism
through our Maker Motes approach, our team has been helping schools with open-source hardware for nearly four years. we have been very privileged to have been able to do so. through our recent partnership with a small inter-divisional team from... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2019 at voyeurism
following on from my post ten months' ago, in which i shared about a collaboration with my friends from the Humanities and Social Studies Education Academic Group of the National Institute of Education, my team and i were very privileged... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2019 at voyeurism
my first visit to Israel was about eight years' ago. i am excited to have the opportunity to visit again, for a poster presentation at this year's 7th International Conference on Teacher Education, themed on the story of innovation in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2019 at voyeurism
our team has been working with teachers from schools both locally and regionally in helping craft curriculum for more authentic geography learning and STEM integration. here's a pic from one of our more recent collaborations - we found it particularly... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2019 at voyeurism
with all due acknowledgment to the LEGO multiverse, our students and us had a great time yesterday during class with LEGO Mindstorms :-) as tutors of AGE08D Designing learning environments with a focus on the Internet of Things, we would... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2019 at voyeurism
back in July, i shared how our team hosted a visiting delegation of teachers and faculty from the National Tsinghua University. the current issue of the National Institute of Education (NIE) publication NIEWS (December 2018 - February 2019) mentions the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2019 at voyeurism
Six months’ ago, i shared a Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the Journal of Virtual Worlds Research, themed on ‘Pedagogy - taking stock and looking forward’. It was a tremendous privilege to be the Guest Editor for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2019 at voyeurism
a year ago, i shared how my team had been invited to conduct a presentation during the Humanities Education Research Seminar, on our work on open-source environmental sensors (Maker Motes). i am very happy to update that the presentation has... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2019 at voyeurism
yesterday, thanks to an invitation from Prof Kim Irvine of the Humanities & Social Studies Education Academic Group of the National Institute of Education, my team and i had the opportunity to interact with a visiting delegation of geographers from... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2019 at voyeurism
two days' ago, i introduced a pedagogical design strategy which my team has termed Learner-Generated Augmentation. the paper supporting the strategy has just been published in a special issue of the Journal of Virtual Worlds Research, themed on a decade's... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2018 at voyeurism