Professional Service


Executive Committee Member (2008–2011)
Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education

Past President (January 2006–December 2007)
Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education

President (January 2004–December 2005)
Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education

President-Elect (December 2001–December 2003)
Executive Committee Member (from 1994–2003)
Asia-Pacific Chapter of the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education

Invited Member of the European Science Foundation's Community of Experts (2017–2020)

Advisory Council Member, World Education Congress 2013

Technical Risk Panel Member for project on serious games, Defence Science Organization, February 2011.

Advisory Panel Member, Centre for Educational Development, Republic Polytechnic, Singapore (2006–2011; Jan 2012–Sep 2013; Oct 2013–July 2014; August 2014–March 2016)

Member, Evaluation Committee for the Research and Development Programme on Interactive and Digital Media in Education, Ministry of Education, Singapore (March 2007–March 2008; May 2009–April 2010).

International Advisory Committee Member, Computer Games & Allied Technology 2008 (CGAT '08) Conference, 28–30 April 2008, Singapore.

Invited Presentations and Exhibitions

Designing serious games seriously: Pedagogical considerations. X|Media|Lab Singapore Professional Day Conference: Learning from Games. 6 December 2006. [image]

New literacies for the 21st century. Leaders' Retreat, Curriculum Planning and Development Division, Ministry of Education. 28 December 2006.

Learning with Second Life: A Project with Innova Junior College. Presentation to the Committee of Permanent Secretaries, Government of Singapore, 1 June 2007.

LEP presentation on Educational Games: The LSL Experience, 31 July 2007.

Showcasing of Space Station Leonis game at the NEtwork conference organized by NEXUS, 14 August 2007.

NTU Teaching & Learning Seminar: Invited Talk on Gaming for Learning: Is there a Place for Fun in Learning? 28 February 2008.

LEP presentation on Game-based Learning in the Age of Media Culture, 24 April 2008. [image] [nie news]

Showcasing of the games Space Station Leonis and Escape from Centauri 7 at the NTU International Workshop on IDM Research, 28–30 April 2008. [imageLeonis] [imageCentauri]

Invited presentation Game-based Learning IDM Projects at IDM in Education Panel Discussion, International Conference on Teaching and Learning with Technology, Suntec City, Singapore, 5 August 2008.

Showcasing of research on the game Escape from Centauri 7 at the visit by Dr Abdul Kalam, former President of India, 26 August 2008. [nie news]

Presentation on Game-based Learning in the Age of Digital Media Culture and New Literacies, guest speaker to graduate students taking MCT802, The Curriculum in Singapore: Critical Perspectives, 14 October 2008.

Guest-of-Honour at the Official Launch of the National 3D Game Building Competition with MissionMaker, 16 January 2009; Public presentation on Re-examining Pedagogies for Game-based Learning and Critical Media Literacy, at The Legends, Singapore. [image]

Presentation on Game-based Learning in the Age of Digital Media Culture and New Literacies, guest speaker to graduate students taking MCT802, The Curriculum in Singapore: Critical Perspectives, 9 March 2009.

LEP presentation on Game-based Learning in the Age of Media Culture, 28 April 2009. [image]

Plenary presentation on Bringing the world into the classroom: Reframing the blended use of technology to enhance student learning at the NTU Teaching & Learning Seminar 2009, 28 May 2009. [image]

Keynote talk on Game-based learning: Opportunities and challenges for 21st century education presented at ISAGA 2009: 40th Anniversary and 1st S. E. Asian Conference of the International Simulation and Gaming Association, 29 June – 3 July 2009, Singapore. [image1] [image2]

Showcasing of IDM game-based learning projects to Dr John Seely Brown during his visit to LSL on 4 September 2009. The photograph below shows the game Legends of Alkhimia in the background.

Invited seminar presentation on Meaning-less cognition: Of body without organs and organs without bodies as part of the Cognitive Science Seminar Series of Temasek Laboratories, National University of Singapore, 22 October 2009.

Research seminar presentation entitled "To be or not to be": Game-based learning as performance at the Griffith Institute for Educational Research, Griffith University, Australia, 12 August 2010.

Professional development seminar on Game-based learning Dewey style for LST Academic Group, National Institute of Education, 13 October 2010.

Invited Talk on Educational Games: Games to Teach or Games to Learn? presented at the Decade of the Mind VI International Conference, Fusionopolis, Singapore, 19 October 2010. [slides]

Playing Games. Having Fun. And Learning: Public exhibition of the games Legends of Alkhimia and Statecraft X at the Decade of the Mind VI International Conference, Fusionopolis, Singapore, 18–20 October 2010. [image1] [image2]

Workshop presentation on Learning Chemistry through Inquiry with the Educational Game "Legends of Alkhimia" at the Science Teachers Conference, Singapore, 24 November 2010.

Invited Talk on Being and Becoming: Performance Pedagogy for 21st Century Learning with Educational Games presented at the 18th International Conference on Computers in Education, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1 December 2010.

Keynote Talk on Game-based Learning as Performance presented at the 2nd Digital Game-based Learning Conference, Foshan, China, 8 December 2010.

Keynote Talk on Games to Teach or Games to Learn: What's the Difference, and Does it Matter? presented at the International Conference on Joyful E-Learning, Kenting, Taiwan, 7–8 January 2011. [image]

Lift Your Game: Real Education, Real Games: Sharing session with Singapore Polytechnic students on 13 May 2011. [image]

Invited Talk on 21st Century Assessment of | for Student Performance presented at the Asia Pacific Assessment Conference, Singapore, 2 June 2011.

Lecture presentation to Singapore teachers on New Times, New Pedagogies: Game-based Learning as Performance, organized by the Academy of Singapore Teachers on 22 July 2011.

Keynote Talk on Effective Design of Educational Games for Deep Understanding: Critical Epistemological Relations for Success presented at the Defence, Science & Research Conference, Singapore, 3 August 2011.

Invited Talk on Problem-based Learning as Performance: Digital games for "learning to be" presented at the 3rd International PBL Symposium, 7–9 March 2012. [title and abstract]

Symposium Presentation on Playful Learning: Play through the Lens of Performance at the LSL Symposium on Learning through Play, Redesigning Pedagogies Conference, 3–5 June 2013.

Invited Talk on Game-based Pedagogy: Learning to Be presented at the Singapore Armed Forces Learning Symposium 2013, 13–14 June 2013.

Plenary Talk on Compelling Commercializable Educational Games: Bridging Technology, Pedagogy, and the Market through Inter-disciplinarity presented at the Serious Games & Social Connect Conference 2013, 26–28 August 2013.

Invited Talk on Game-based Learning: A Model for 21st Century Education presented at the Higher EdTech Conference, 25–27 September 2013.

Research seminar presentation on Statecraft X as an Enactive Citizenship Curriculum: What's the Difference and Why it Matters at Republic Polytechnic, 17 October 2014.

Invited Talk on Overcoming Challenges to Game-based Learning in Education presented at The Digital Education Show Asia, 15 June 2015.

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