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my research interests are the pedagogical affordances of virtual environments and virtual worlds
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this morning, our team was extremely privileged to have been invited to collaborate with members of the Educational Technology Division (ETD), Ministry of Education, as part of the curriculum for this year's cohort of the Leaders in Education Programme (LEP),... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2019 at voyeurism
one of the best things about working at the National Institute of Education is getting to interact with all the really committed teachers here, of all ages. today was no exception. as part of our team's collaboration with faculty from... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2019 at voyeurism
my team and i are very grateful to our colleagues from the National Institute of Education International, for their kind facilitation of a workshop themed on Disciplinary Intuitions and Maker Motes, for guests from Central China Normal University. :-) Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2019 at voyeurism
through God’s grace alone, my team and i received the news today that - as Co-Principal Investigator - i will have the privilege of working with my Principal Investigator - A/P Teo Beng Chong - under the auspices of a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2019 at voyeurism
just under three years' ago, i shared about how a project my team and i had been working on drew to a close. our write-up of one of the two associated sub-projects has just been published, as a chapter titled... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2019 at voyeurism
parting is always bittersweet. i took this picture at the conclusion of the workshop my team and i conducted today for teachers and graduate students visiting through the good graces of the National Tsinghua University. :-) Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2019 at voyeurism
i am very humbled to share that - in partnership with A/P Lee Yew Jin, A/P Yan Yaw Kai and Dr Peter Lee from the Natural Sciences and Science Education (NSSE) Academic Group of the National Institute of Education (NIE)... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2019 at voyeurism
My co-editor - Sebastian Habig - and i cordially invite you to consider a contribution to a forthcoming Special Section of the British Journal of Educational Technology (BJET) on the theme of 'Beyond observation and interaction: Augmented Reality through the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2019 at voyeurism
one and a half year's ago, i shared a Call for Papers for a special issue of the International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, themed on Maker-centered Science and Mathematics Education: Learning, Teaching and Environment Design. Prof Wang Tzu-Hua... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2019 at voyeurism
it's amazing to be able to meet one's life heroes. Linda Jackson is someone i truly admire, and she is a warm and humble person face-to-face. my gratitude to the management of Cycle & Carriage France. Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2019 at voyeurism
this is a heads-up of a coming Call for Papers. My co-editor - Sebastian Habig - and i cordially invite you to consider a contribution to a forthcoming Special Section of the British Journal of Educational Technology (BJET) on the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2019 at voyeurism
I have one enduring memory of my Volvo XC90. I was exploring the back roads of an industrial estate in the periphery of the airport, in seach of the perfect spotting spot to capture the inaugural arrival of the (then... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2019 at voyeurism
i am excited to share that i'll be attending this year's symposium of the Royal Geographical Society - Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG) Digital Geographies research group, themed on the geographies of gaming and virtual reality (VR). the symposium will... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2019 at voyeurism
are you an NTU undergraduate eligible for the Undergraduate Research Experience on Campus (URECA) programme 2019/20? if so, please do consider applying for either NIE19036 Exploring the potential roles that game-based worlds and immersive environments play in learning, or NIE19037... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2019 at voyeurism
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