Mohamad Ridwan Bin Othman
With more than 16 years in the education, eLearning and educational technology industry, Ridwan is both an educator and learning technologist at heart. He has taught in several institutions and he understands the pedagogical and logistical challenges to engage and motivate the learners of today. As a learning designer and learning technologist for more than 15 years, he also knows the technical side of implementing learning tools to enhance learning and teaching. He has trained more than 1000 teachers in K-12, Higher Education and the corporate sector on many aspects of learner-centered pedagogical approaches and on learning technology solutions.
Amutha has 27 years of experiences in higher education. She passionately grew interest in adult learning and continuously strives to improve pedagogical practices, assessment and learning design through deep reflection and evident-based learning. Her area of expertise in pedagogical training is teaching and learning methods and strategies, curriculum design and development, assessment rubric and evaluation instrument and learning system design.
Hairil has over 11 years of experience in various roles within the learning industry, especially in education management and consultation. Possessing practical knowledge in project management backed with extensive ICT background, also allows him to design and conduct various training & program development, managing stakeholders and client relations including certification testing and designing assessment activities. He is certified in 11 globally recognised professional certifications from various IT organisation such as Microsoft, CompTIA, EC-Council and Axelos. He is also currently serving as a visiting external examiner for his alma mater – University Technology of Petronas.
Ng Joo hui
Joo Hui’s experience in the education technology industry has been focusing on user and teaching experiences which goes together with the technology transformation process. He was certified as a Google Education Trainer during a project delivering the Chromebook Professional Development programme for teachers throughout Peninsular Malaysia. Since then, he is actively supporting the Malaysia’s GEG activities to promote the culture of learning and sharing among educators.
Professor Carmel McNaught
Professor Carmel is Emeritus Professor of Learning Enhancement at Centre for Learning Enhancement And Research (CLEAR), Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). She has over 40 years of teaching and research experience in higher education across Australia, Asia, Southern Africa and UK. Her area of research covers chemistry, science education, equity in education, second-language learning, eLearning, higher-education curriculum and policy matters. Carmel is now a higher-education consultant, working globally, in institutional policy, professional development, research support and academic writing.
Glen O’Grady is the Director for the Centre for Higher Education, Learning and Teaching (CHELT) at the Australian National University. His passion is educators who can make a difference in the lives of students. Glen’s research is on learning, assessment and approaches to teaching that foster deep learning – in particular Problem-based Learning. Glen has run professional development programs both in Higher and Vocational Education in a wide array of countries. He serves on the executive of a number of national and international education associations including The Pan American PBL Association and The Council of Australian Directors of Academic Development.
Greg is an educational consultant working across the educational sector throughout New Zealand and internationally focusing on developing strong teaching and learning relationships through strengthening relational capacity and the use of restorative practices. This includes specific skill training for teachers and students across the continuum of restorative approaches, through to school strategic and leadership development, and whole school change. He is passionate about developing the potential and capability in those he works with, sharing strategies that are practical and real.
Grace Leong is the Programme Leader in Learning Enhancement and Senior Lecturer in Theatre at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA). She has a wealth of professional experience working and collaborating with many performing companies as well as museums and art houses. Notable partners are Dance Horizon Troupe, Paper Monkey Theatre, MOCA Museum of Contemporary Arts Singapore, TCR Music Station Singapore, SHHKDT Singapore Hokkien Huay KUAN Dance Theatre and People’s Association Talent Advisor Panel.
Heikal is the Executive Director of MENDAKI SENSE, Singapore, overseeing SENSE College, Education Department, Lifelong Learning/Continuing Education Department and Social Programmes and Services Department. He has over 18 years of educational experience, specifically in the realm of educational leadership and management, continuing education and training, pedagogical and curriculum innovation, educational business development, and character and leadership development.
Mallory Loone is the co-founder of Thriving Talents and TalentLinkz Resources, which have gotten the interest of banks, insurance companies and MNCs to engage with the youths through her platform. Prior to her entrepreneurship venture, she was trained by world No. 1 consulting firm, Mckinsey & Co.’ under their prestigious Young Leaders Academy. In 2015, she was recognised as a Fellow by President Barack Obama’s Young Southeast Asian Leaders initiatives and has since developed other ASEAN young leaders in Singapore and Jakarta.
Ms Sudha Nair was the Staff Development Officer before retiring from teaching in Garden International School. She has played a crucial role in ensuring quality professional learning opportunities are available for teaching staff. She led introduction of BlueSky, Professional Learning platform, to Garden International School, that helped to ensure continued high quality learning experiences for all of the teacher and students across the school.
Hasnain is working as e-Learning Assistant Manager at International Medical University (IMU). He has more than 15 years experience with implementing e-learning in higher education. He has a passion for new technologies, social collaboration strategies and the impact they have on learning. He has done research in several key e-learning areas, including mobile collaborative learning, educational gaming, virtual classrooms and many more.
Zaid Ali Alsagoff
Zaid is a Learning Innovation Specialist with over 15 years experience in education. He has done research, given talks and facilitated workshops in several areas, including Open Educational Resources, Massive Open Online Courses, social media, gamification, flipped classroom and instructional design. He has passionate interest in understanding how the brain learns, and how we can improve our ability to learn (how-learn), remember, think and innovate.
Khairul puts premium on innovation and execution simply because it’s the only measure of success. Currently, he is an active advocate of design thinking and open online courses. His interest is in people development, leadership behavioral change and innovation skills development. He had volunteered at Teach For Malaysia, LinkAges, MAGiC, Coursera Global Translator Program and was the Vice Chairman at Genovasi Alumni.
Ahmad has been in IT since 1993 and worked for Apple from 1999 to 2006. While at Apple, he conducted training courses for Apple’s customers in the enterprise and education markets in the South East Asia Region. He is an Apple Certified Technical Coordinator, and has been an Apple Certified Trainer since 2008, certified to teach OS X Support Essentials and OS X Server Essentials. He has also conducted OS X and iOS introduction sessions for many private schools in Malaysia.
Jeyaraman has taught students, teachers and the public for the last 20 years in Malaysia and other countries. His training areas are focused in memory techniques, mind-mapping, creative thinking and creative teaching. As a trainer, he is a professional member and Vice President of Malaysian Association of Professional Speakers (MAPS). He is a Licensed Tony Buzan Instructor for Mind Mapping and a PSMB Certified Trainer.
Chan Chee Keng (Ken)
Ken has been with the financial and insurance services for over 20 years. He has conducted numerous workshops in Leadership, Service Management, Professional Development, Emotionally Intelligence Management and Motivation. Since 2014, Ken serves as a commercial mentor for Malaysian Development Corp (MDec) to coach the recipients of MDec funds to strive for the best-in- class performance, profitability towards the success of the companies.
Andreas Dorn is a Master Trainer of Asia Mind Dynamics and Certified Trainer for NLP, Hypnosis, NLP Coach and the Language and Behaviour Profile. He started his work in Malaysia in 1993 at UNDP in Prime Minister’s Department, assisting the government of Malaysia in developing a National Spatial Development Plan. Since then, has lived and worked in Indonesia, Singapore, and Malaysia but travelled across the region to execute regional and global projects. As an engaging speaker and motivator, he is also frequently invited to speak in many HR conferences around the world.