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Consultancy & Service

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My Services

I started offering workshops on the educational use of Web 2.0 and instructional design in 2006.

I have since expanded my services to include workshops, seminars, and consultancy on:

  • enabling flipped learning (not just the flipped classroom)
  • redesigning pedagogy with video game-based learning
  • managing ICT-enabled systemic change
  • leveraging on technology-mediated pedagogies
  • integrating social media into education
  • designing mobile learning
  • jumpstarting and maintaining classroom innovation
  • the meddler in the middle: innovative teaching
  • the pedagogy of backchannelling
  • the pedagogy of questions (pending)
  • the pedagogy of empathy (pending)

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My Clients

I have been involved with local schools, other institutes of higher learning, the military, NGOs, etc. Here are some of my clients:

  • SAFTI INTEC (November 2006)
  • Nan Chiau Primary (June and July 2007)
  • Advanced Senior Teachers Programme (July 2007)
  • Innova Junior College (online and August 2007)
  • Bendemeer Secondary (October 2007)
  • Crescent Girls School (November 2007)
  • IT seminar for superintendents and school principals (March 2008)
  • NTU Certificate in Higher Education Programme (March 2008)
  • Zhonghua Secondary School (November 2008)*
  • Northland Secondary School (2008, 2009)*
  • Regent Secondary (2009)*
  • IEFPE, Saudi Arabia (March 2010)
  • Victoria Junior College (May 2010)
  • Paro College, Bhutan (June 2010)*
  • MOE CPDD NT Science (June 2010)*
  • Hanoi University of Science and Technology (March 2011)
  • Montfort Secondary School (April-August 2011)
  • eLearning Forum Asia (June 2011)*
  • ITE East (March 2012)
  • Singapore Management University (May 2012)
  • iPad iDeas with Nanyang Girls High School (ad hoc in 2012)*
  • GAFE, Indonesia (August 2012)*
  • 10’CMT Keynote Address (September 2012)*
  • SAF Specialist Diploma (October and November 2012)
  • Madrasah Aljunied (April 2013)*
  • Daegu Metropolitan Office of Education, Korea (July 2013)
  • CLME, Singapore (July 2013)
  • Philippine eLearning Society (5-6 December 2013)
  • Sense College, Mendaki* (14 December 2013)
  • Earth Observatory of Singapore* (January 2014)
  • Knewton* (Febuary 2014)
  • IGGY Junior Commission* (March 2014)
  • Junyuan Secondary School* (April 2014)
  • SAPE, Singapore (May 2014)
  • PGCB, Philippines (May 2014)
  • Teck Whye Secondary School (January-August 2014)
  • ScoreCampus (September 2014)
  • ClassDojo* (October 2014)
  • Startup Weekend Education* (November 2014)
  • Park View Primary/The Network Team (November 2014)
  • UniSIM/School of Human Development & Social Services (December 2014)
  • i2i/Bett (January 2015)
  • Clementi Town Secondary School (March 2015)
  • Maris Stella High School (Primary) (April-August 2015)
  • eduLab committee, NIE/MOE (May 2015)
  • Teck Whye Primary School (June 2015)
  • River Valley High School* (July 2015)
  • Marshall Cavendish Education (August 2015)
  • IITS, NTU (September 2015)
  • IBC Asia (October 2015; September 2014)
  • Raffles Institution (November 2015; January 2015; November 2014)
  • De La Salle University, Philippines (9-11 December 2015)
  • SCCL committee, NTU (February 2016)
  • Air Force Training Command (February 2016; October 2013; November 2012; October 2011)
  • TLC, Ngee Ann Polytechnic (February-March 2016; August-September 2015)
  • Social Service Institute (April 2016)
  • DESA/Terrapinn, Malaysia (April 2016)
  • HMS, Ngee Ann Polytechnic (March and June 2016)
  • Yayasan Mendaki (July, September 2016)
  • SIM Global Education (October 2016)
  • Marshall Cavendish Education, Singapore; Diwa, Philippines (December 2016)
  • Hwa Chong Institution (January-February 2017)
  • Pro bono service (April-May 2017)
  • Teck Whye Primary School (June 2017)
  • River Valley High School (April-October 2018)
  • Singapore University of Social Sciences (February-March 2020; March-April 2019)
  • TLPD, NTU (January-March 2020; August-October 2019; January-March 2019; August-October 2018; January-March 2018; August-November 2017; January-March 2017; August-October 2016; January-March 2016; August-November 2015)
  • Local edtech company + an MNC, both unnamed because of an NDA (June-July 2020)
  • College of Allied Educators/SEED Institute (September 2022; December 2021; August 2021; October 2020; September 2019; August 2017; March 2017; May 2016)
  • GoogleEDU + Google partner project (January to May December 2022)

*Pro bono or public service

My Modus Operandi

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I turn down more opportunities than I take simply because I am often asked to deliver keynote speeches or conduct seminars. I do not believe in lecturing. One exception I made was to do a TEDx talk in November 2011 [video] [slides] [reflection] because it was more like a storytelling session.

You may ask me to deliver a talk, but I will provide you with an experience. You may know what you want, but I will try to provide what you need.

If you really, really want me to do a presentation, you might want to see the trouble I will create by previewing a sample of presentations I have done.

Most of the resources I use are Web-based. You can get a sneak peek into my workshops and experiential learning sessions by doing a scavenger hunt with my blog as a launch point!

A few of my consulting services are free* (e.g., Bhutan). Most are for a fee. When I led the Centre for e-Learning in 2010, I channelled the fees to pay for resources that my department needed, e.g., iOS devices, Mac computers, accessories.

Now my fees are my income. You get what you pay for. Don’t be penny-wise but pound-foolish. Insert your choice of not cheap cliche.


A Short Biography

I am often asked to provide a biography for promotional materials or notifications, I have prepared a general biography that people who work with me can use.

I prefer to provide more specific biographies based on the context of work, e.g., a biography that focuses on my flipped learning background and efforts when I am involved in delivering seminars or facilitating workshops on flipping.

My Academic Qualifications

Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology
Indiana University, Bloomington, USA

Masters in Educational Technology
Arizona State University, Tempe, USA

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Secondary, with Distinction)
National Institute of Education, Singapore

Bachelor of Science (2nd Upper Class Honors)
National University of Singapore

[Curriculum vitae (updated January 2020), by request]
[Brief online resume, by request]

Work Experiences

Professor, Lecturer, Head of Centre for e-Learning
National Institute of Education, Singapore

Distance Educator and Online Curriculum Planner
Indiana University, Bloomington, USA

Blended Learning Instructor, Project Manager
Arizona State University, Tempe, USA
Tempe Union High School District

Part-time Tutor, Project Manager
National Institute of Education, Singapore

St Patrick’s Secondary School
Temasek Junior College

National University of Singapore

Military Instructor
Singapore Armed Forces

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