Another dot in the blogosphere?

A new short bio

Posted on: September 19, 2015

After I agree to deliver a seminar, facilitate a series of workshops, or otherwise do something public and upfront, I am asked by organizers of the event to provide a short biography.

At least, that is what most organizers do. I have met a few who just visit this blog or my Twitter profile page and use what they find there to fill in the blanks.

If they ask, I provide a customized bio based on the event. However, I am also providing a generic bio for events where I am part of a group (e.g., a panel, a think tank, a committee) or when something general suffices.

I provide this bio in a shared Evernote page as well as the the About Me and the Consultancy sections of this blog.

This is what it looks like.

In 2002, Dr Ashley Tan was awarded the Overseas Graduate Scholarship by the National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore, to pursue a Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology at Indiana University, Bloomington, USA. He returned to NIE in 2006 as a teacher educator and researcher. He was the Head of the Centre for e-Learning (CeL) at NIE from 2010 to 2014.

Ashley is currently an independent Education and Technology Consultant. His services include the systemic planning and local implementation of flipped learning, video game-based learning, ICT-enabled systemic change, technology-mediated pedagogies, social media-based learning, and mobile learning.

He is a founding member of the #edsg online community in Twitter and a member of the TEDxSingapore Brain Trust. Ashley also participates actively in research and funding review committees in order to supplement his role of educator with that of a watchdog.

Ashley blogs daily, tweets several times a day, hates killing trees, and plays Minecraft with his son. He enjoys taking public transport and is at his most productive on board a train or bus.

Ashley does not have a business card. If you ask him for one, he will tell you to Google him.

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