Our Team of Expert Associates

 
100++ Combined Years of Digitally Transformative Experience
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Paul Gagnon, BA, M.ED. FSIArb

Digital and Learning Technologist

Mr. Paul Gagnon is the Owner/Managing Director of 1WGC. He was the Founding Director of E-Learning & IT Systems and Services at the recently established Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, a joint collaboration between Imperial College, London and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.  

 

He is a pioneer in the design, development, and deployment of integrated E-Learning Systems to support both a fully online and blended learning (aka Flipped Classroom) pedagogy. Most notable is his rollout of what he has termed: The LKCMedicine Learning DNA: the alignment of the strands of technology and curriculum via a Team Based learning pedagogy, supported by his TERASA eLearning Design Framework

 

Mr. Gagnon has held an extensive portfolio of senior roles in education. Prior to taking up his current position, he was the Director at the Centre for Excellence in Collaborative Learning at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore. Prior to that, he was Senior Deputy Director of Faculty Development at the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT), Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

 

Included in his portfolio of pioneering achievements to advance the use of technology in teaching and learning are the following: (i) the design, development and delivery of the first fully online distance education courses to support NTU’s College of Engineering master’s programme; (ii)  the campus wide roll-out of ‘Clickers’ at NTU to support an Active Learning pedagogy; (iii) the first online campus-wide Life Sciences programme for Singapore Polytechnic; (iv) the integration and design of the Blackboard building block  for  the Learning Activity Management System known as LAMS, and (iv) the customisation of a Problem Based Curriculum Management System, known as Compass, to support a Team Based Learning Pedagogy.

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Preman Rajalingam, PhD

Facilitation, Assessment, Curriculum Design

Dr. Preman Rajalingam started his career as an engineer but quickly realised he’d rather be an educator. He is a passionate advocate of active and student-centred approaches to learning, and an expert in the pedagogy of higher education; in particular Problem-Based Learning (PBL) and Team-Based Learning (TBL). He has separate master’s degrees in Biomedical Engineering (The University of Queensland, 2004) and Education Research Methods (The University of Western Australia, 2007) and a Ph.D. in Education Psychology (Monash University, 2012). 

 

Having joined the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine) in 2012, Dr. Rajalingam was instrumental in setting up the TBL approach used at this institution. His other responsibilities include educational development, consulting on curriculum development and e-learning, and scholarship in medical education. Prior to joining LKCMedicine he was a pioneering staff at the Republic Polytechnic, where he helped launch the Diploma in Biomedical Electronics, and also at the Duke-NUS medical school, where he was active in medical education evaluation and scholarship. 

 

As an expert in higher education, he regularly conducts local and international workshops on how to effectively employ innovative teaching methods within various subject disciplines. His current research interests include TBL, the psychology and neuroscience underpinning active learning approaches, and the evolving roles of teachers in higher education.

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Alan Loe, M Tech

Digital and Systems Technologist 

Alan Loe is the Head of IT System and Services Systems at Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine), Nanyang Technological University Singapore.  He has more than 15 years’ experience in the development and integration of instructional systems to support a Blended Learning pedagogy, aka, Flipped Classroom.  In his current role, he is responsible for providing ongoing support to academic staff in the use of online applications which promote active learning and enable innovative approaches to online teaching and learning. 

 

Prior to joining LKCMedicine, he managed the eLearning operation for the Asia Pacific and EEMEA regions for DHL.  His responsibilities included: managing the DHL Learning Management System for 30,000 active users, covering more than 40 countries, in addition to providing technical consultancy for the development of courseware.
 

Early in his career,  Alan was involved in the development of Learning Solution's   Technology  in a few organization, including  lead Technology Manager for product development of the  organization’s Flagship Learning Management System. 

 

Passionate about the promises that technology can bring to organisational transformation, Alan’s abiding interest is how to best leverage technology in building and implementing digitally innovative and  productive solutions across a variety of platforms and learning modalities.  At the heart of his approach is his dedication to and insistence upon continuous improvement through innovation, as well as ensuring the development of the highest security and  technical standards appropriate to the design and testing of data solutions. 

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Lydia Tan

HR Training and Development 

Highly experienced Global HR professional with more than 30 years of experience in public and private sectors. She has handled the entire spectrum of HR work with a strong Pan Asian presence. She has lead several strategic initiatives ranging from HR transformations, Change Management, Talent Management, Performance Management, Compensation and Benefits to Global Leadership programmes in this region.

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Nabil Zary, MBBS, PhD

Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality

Associate Professor Nabil Zary is driven by the mission to maximise human health through education and technology, by conducting research driven initiatives, which advance the contribution of emerging technologies, in order to benefit healthcare education and the health of our society.

 

He is the Visiting Associate Professor of Medical Education Research at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine in Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore). Assoc Prof Zary is Associate Professor of Medical Simulation at Karolinska Institutet (KI), Sweden. He received both his medical degree and PhD from KI and his doctoral thesis focused on virtual patient simulations. He was the former Founding Director of the Centre for Learning and Knowledge (CLK), Director of the Laboratory for Emerging Technologies (LET), and served as Coordinator of the Karolinska Institutet edX MOOC initiative (KIx) at edX.  He also served as the Technical Director for the Wallenberg Global Learning Network (Stanford) and Senior Consultant at Collège des Hautes Etudes en Médecine, France largest CME/CPD provider. Assoc Prof Zary is currently leading the European branch of the ANSI accredited Johns Hopkins based MedBiquitous standardization initiative and is Chair-Elect of the Stanford Medicine X Scientific Advisory Panel.​

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Ernie Ghiglione, M SE

Curriculum Developer, Medical Education Specialist, 

Ernie is the Learning Activity Management System (LAMS) Chief Architect and managing director of LAMS Education Asia. He's been leading LAMS since its inception to now serving over 400,000 students per month. He has previous experience as Senior Research Fellow at Macquarie University and various open source projects in the eLearning space. He has developed parts of the .LRN Learning Management System, specially the Learning Object Repository, content delivery platform, one of its assessment engines, the IMS Content Packaging, IMS Metadata and SCORM implementation. 

 

Prior to managing e-learning projects, Ernie led large enterprise software development in the US, the Netherlands and India. He holds an MSc BSc Management Information Systems from New York University and a Master of Software Engineering from the University of Sydney. 

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Charles Gullo, PhD

Curriculum Developer, Medical Education Specialist, 

Dr. Gullo started his career in Immunology and Microbiology as a research scientist in the area of cancer immunology.  He transitioned to medical education and has been assisting in the creation, design and implementation of modern medical educational institutes and programs for the last 12 years.  He has published in both the biomedical and medical education sciences.  As a former Associate Dean of Medical Education in the US and a current Medical Education Director for a new medical program in Hanoi, Vietnam he is well versed in creating value for schools wishing to implement change or groups hoping to establish new educational programs in the health sciences and higher educational space.

Areas of expertise:

  • Curriculum Development

  • Curriculum Innovation and Integration

  • Medical Education Assessment and Remediation

  • Faculty Development

  • Technology Enabled Teaching and Learning

  • Prediction Algorithms for Medical Student Performance

  • Development of Competency Based Education

  • Change Management in Academical Medical Environment

  • Course Management

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