Jason finished his PhD in Education with a research scholarship from the National Institute of Education (NIE)
, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
, Singapore. He specialised in the field of Learning Sciences. His PhD dissertation utilised a digital ethnography approach to investigate the use of Facebook in the creation of narratives by participants in an intercultural exchange programme. He obtained his MS in Information Technology on scholarship from Malaysia University of Science and Technology in 2006, and his B. IT in Multimedia Systems from Multimedia University, Malaysia in 2004.
Prior to joining CRADLE@NTU, he had close to a decade’s worth of teaching and research experience from learning institutes and research centres located in the mentioned countries. He had a one-year tenure as a Lecturer in the Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia before assuming various positions for research track in Singapore beginning 2008. He joined the global R&D team at CORE Education and Consulting Solutions as a Research Scientist in 2012, where he provided support in developing learning technologies. From 2013 to 2015, he was a Research Fellow at the Centre of Social Media Innovations for Communities (COSMIC), NTU where he did research on health communication and medication adherence, with focus on chronically ill patients.
He is currently a Research Scientist in CRADLE@NTU, where he leads projects on understanding the use of physical learning spaces and acquisition of 21st Century skills by tertiary students. He has visited at least 36 countries in a globe-trotting career as an advocate of experiential global learning and intercultural exchanges.
Research interests in Science of Learning and Education
Development of graduate attributes among tertiary students, use of spaces for learning, adult learning
Digital ethnography, qualitative research, intercultural communication, social media
On-going research projects in CRADLE@NTU
- Developing intercultural competent exchange students (DICES): Pilot study on inculcating 21st century skills for lifelong learning
- Utilisation of informal learning spaces in NTU