I am a consultant for digital education, a social psychologist, educational reformer and design educator. After 30 years abroad, I have returned from Asia back to Germany in April 2017. For the past decades, I have been working in Singapore, China and Thailand in the media industry and in Higher Education. My academic and organisational expertise encompasses Problem-based Learning (PBL) , Academic Quality Control, Multi-level Assessment Methods, Blended Learning, E-Tutoring, LMS-based Course Design and Management, Student Counseling and Staff Professional Development. My goal is to empower learners of all ages and prepare them for lifelong learning. In my private time, I am an avid electronic musician and enjoy conversations on sociology, culture, policy development and philosophy.
2018-now: Research Associate, Consultant for Digital Education and PhD candidate at the Carl von Ossietzky University in Oldenburg, Germany. Founding member of the Medienfaktur, an Innovation Lab for developing programs for teacher digital professionalisation. Expert at the EU-Commision for the development of the ‘Digital Competence of Educators’ (DigCompEdu) framework.
2005-2017: Program Director for Digital Media Design & Visual Communication Design Departments, Raffles International College Bangkok/ Thailand
2004-2005: Senior Lecturer of Visual Communication Design, Dong Hua University (DHU), Shanghai/ China
1996-2004: Lecturer for Interactive Media Design & Course Coordinator, Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore
2000-2004: Associate Consultant for PBL (Problem-Based Learning) to Temasek Design School
2002: Consultant to the MOE (Ministry of Education) of Singapore for Curriculum Design. Development of the A and O-level music syllabus on a national level for 2006-2012
- M.Sc. Applied Psychology, University of Liverpool, 2016
- Professional Certification as Online Tutor, University of Oxford, 2014
- Accreditation as Teacher in Higher Education by SEDA (UK), 2000
- Accreditation as Teacher in Higher Education by Temasek Polytechnic (Singapore), 2000
- PBL Tutor Training by Prof. Howard Barrows in Problem-Based Learning (PBL), 2000
- Staff Quality & Productivity Award, Temasek Polytechnic, 2000
Research Interests: Lifelong Learning, Social Motivation, Online Education, Curriculum Design, Educational Governance & Academic Quality Control, Creative Processes, Political Philosophy and Sociology
Special thanks to Siriwan Paensuwan for translations into Thai