Day 1 Concurrent session
Whole of university change:
how to implement TEL across all school and disciplines

This conference focuses on shaping the future through technology-enabled learning, but what is required to bring about that future across a whole institution? What kind of institutional structures, technological infrastructure, policies, pedagogical vision, faculty development and student support are required for such a paradigm shift? This session from NTU will both explore and address how a whole-of-university Technology-Enabled-Learning strategy can occur. Leaders of the change from different areas of NTU including the new Centre for Research and Development in Learning, Centre for IT Services, Teaching Excellence Academy, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, and the senate Committee on Education, will conduct a session on co-ordinating change in TEL. This will be an opportunity for participants both to hear about the NTU strategy and engage in discussion about what is needed for change in relation to teaching and learning.

This session addresses what is necessary for implementation on a large scale: pedagogy; technology; research and evaluation; policies; training. The session involves facilitators who are involved in different aspects of implementation.

It will include questions about how to enable technical support, how to encourage and reward innovation, evaluation of changes, and different models of blended learning and the flipped classroom appropriate to different disciplines.

The session will be interactive with some very short presentations. The presentations will provide snapshots of what NTU is doing, but most of the session will comprise explorations on the part of participants as to how to institute whole-or-institution change in relation to TEL.


Prof Lee Sing Kong
Vice President (Education Strategies)

Mr Chua Chet Shiu
Deputy Director Centre for IT Services

Mr Paul Gagnon
Director of Learning and IT Services, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine

Prof Tan Seng Chee
Deputy Director, Centre for Research and Development of Learning

Dr Peter Looker
Head, Teaching Learning and Pedagory Division

Dr Redante Mendoza
Deputy Director, Pedagogicak Practice and Head of Instructional Systems Support, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine

Key learning points

Key words: Whole-of-university technology-enabled learning, co-ordinated strategy, integrated technology-enabled learning

Target audience: All faculty, senior management, learning designers, educational technologists, faculty developers, students

Key learning points for participants: This session will enable participants to consider how an approach might be taken to large-scale co-ordinated learning and teaching change in relation to technology-enabled learning. The learning points will include a discussion of the necessary components, policies, structure, support and strategies for change. They will also have an opportunity to consider questions of faculty buy-in and support for faculty and students.


Time: 14.00 - 15.00
Date: 16 Nov 2015

In the first part of the session, the following speakers will give brief introductions to the various components of NTU’s strategy:

  • Prof Lee Sing Kong (Vice President (Education Strategies)) will talk about the overview of NTU Education and how that is co-ordinated.
  • Mr Chua Chet Shiu (Deputy Director Centre for IT Services) will present NTU’s vision of technological innovation and support
  • Mr Paul Gagnon (Director of E-Learning & IT Services, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine) will present on how the new Medical School has united innovative pedagogy and elearning.
  • Prof Tan Seng Chee (Deputy Director Centre for Research and Development of Learning) will discuss the importance of ongoing research into higher education learning to support and evaluate new learning initatives
  • Dr Peter Looker (Head Teaching Learning and Pedagogy Division) will discuss pedagogical alignment and faculty learning and teaching development
  • Dr Red Mendoza will focus on NTU’s increasing use of Team-Based Learning as a strategy that has a clear focus on both use of technology and purposeful pedagogy.

Time: 15.00 - 16.30
Date: 16 Nov 2015

Participants will be grouped into cross-institutional teams, each team led by one of the presenters, to work on the issues raised in the short talks and to collaborate on creating a “template” for the future of whole-of-institution development of TEL in Singapore. Each group will give a brief presentation followed by a short summarising plenary session.

Presentation Slides/Documents:

Time: 11.00 – 12.30
Date: 17 Nov 2015

E-Poster session

Professor Tim White
Associate Professor Roderick Bates
Asst Professor Nachiket Kapre
Asst Prof Andy Khong
Dr Jason Teo
Dr Karen McCloskey