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Emeritus Professor Mike Sharples

Emeritus Professor Mike Sharples

Emeritus Professor of Educational Technology Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University, UK


Mike Sharples is Emeritus Professor of Educational Technology in the Institute of Educational Technology at The Open University, UK and Honorary Visiting Professor at the Centre for Innovation in Higher Education, Anglia Ruskin University. His research involves human-centred design of new technologies and environments for learning. He inaugurated the mLearn conference series and was Founding President of the International Association for Mobile Learning. As Academic Lead for the FutureLearn company, he informed the design of its social learning approach. He leads the nQuire project with the BBC to develop a new platform for inquiry-led learning at scale. He founded the Innovating Pedagogy report series and is author of over 300 papers in the areas of educational technology, science education, human-centred design of personal technologies, artificial intelligence and cognitive science.

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Professor Koh Hian Chye

Professor Koh Hian Chye

Professor and Director Business Intelligence & Analytics, Singapore University of Social Sciences


Dr Koh Hian Chye is currently a Professor at the Singapore University of Social Sciences. He serves concurrently as Director of Business Intelligence & Analytics, which is responsible for the implementation of learning analytics in the University, among other things. He has more than thirty years of experience in data analysis and data mining, having served as a statistical/data mining consultant to SMEs, statutory boards, government agencies and large organisations. He has published in international journals and presented at international conferences in various areas in analytics. His main research and teaching interests are in data mining applications in business and education.

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Professor Sandy Cook

Professor Sandy Cook

Deputy Head, Office Education Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School


Dr. Sandy Cook received her PhD from Cornell University in Adult and Continuing Education. Her Master’s is in Research Methodology and her Bachelor’s in Experimental Psychology, both from Ohio State University. Prior to coming to Singapore, she was the Associate Dean for Curricular Affairs at University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Cook joined Duke-NUS Medical School in June 2006, to facilitate the design and implementation of the Educational infrastructure for Duke-NUS Medical school. She facilitated the development of TeamLEAD, the local adaptation of Team-based Learning as the primary instructional strategy for Duke-NUS basic science year. She helped establish the Academic Medicine Education Institute (AM.EI) launched in 2012. AM.EI is a joint venture with Duke-NUS and SingHealth, designed to promote excellence in education for Health Professional Educators. Through AM.EI, she has taught hundreds of faculty from all levels of learning how to use TeamLEAD in their instructional programs. In 2014, she was accepted into the NUS Teaching Academy Fellows and received the Master Scholar Award from the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) in 2016. She is currently the Deputy Head ofOffice Education and Deputy Director of AM.EI.

Mr Brian O’Dwyer

Mr Brian O’Dwyer

Commercial Founder and Executive Chairman, CognaLearn Adjunct Instructor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Asia Former Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Learning Technologies and Methods, Duke-NUS Medical School


Brian O’Dwyer founded CognaLearn to transform education by helping professors, trainers and teachers replace lectures with team-based learning (“TBL”). CognaLearn uses patent pending learning methods and technologies developed at Duke-NUS Medical School to support the implementation of TBL at over 100 universities, schools and training organizations on five continents using its www.InteDashboard.com technology platform.

Brian has presented about technology enabled team-based learning on over 60 occasions as a speaker, workshop facilitator, conference chairperson and poster presenter at education and technology events in in Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America and the United States.

Brian teaches Airline Management and Airport Administration and Finance as an adjunct faculty member of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Asia in Singapore. He has also appeared as an Aviation Analyst on Channel NewsAsia on over 20 occasions.

Brian has completed 50 corporate finance transactions with a total deal value of US$15 billion. Previously, Brian was the Group Chief Financial Officer of Skywest Airlines which was listed on the London Stock Exchange AIM and the Australian Stock Exchange until the sale to Virgin Australia in 2013. Prior to joining Skywest, Brian was an investment banker at Credit Suisse in Singapore, Chicago and New York where he specialized in corporate finance. He was also a strategy and operations management consultant with A.T. Kearney in Chicago.

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ASCILITE is an incorporated not-for-profit professional association for those engaged in the educational use of technologies in tertiary education. ASCILITE is a globally recognized and professionally connected community of professionals and academics working in fields associated with enhancing learning and teaching through the pedagogical use of technologies. We seek to shape the future of tertiary education, particularly through enabling and sharing high quality research, innovation and evidence-based technology-enhanced practices in tertiary education.

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