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Douglas Paul Gagnon BA, M.ED, FSIArb

Singapore 597628


I am the retired Founding Director of E-Learning and IT Systems and Services at the recently formed Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine), a joint collaboration between Imperial College, London and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

At LKCMedicine my focus was on innovation with respect to the use of technology to advance the medical education paradigm. This includes implenting a Blended Learning pedagogy - aka the 'Flipped Classroom', and exploring the use of Virtual Simulation.

Currently, I work part-time as a Co-PI in a reseach collaboration I intitiated with IBM Watson and LKCMedicine to develop a Cognitive Tutor to support online learning.

Background Info

I am a pioneer in the integration of E-Learning Systems to support a blended learning pedagogy. My first successful integration was LAMS within the Blackboard Learning Management System at Nanyang Technological University. Most recently, and notably, is the rollout of my Instructional Systems Learning Framework: TERASA (Technology Enhanced Resources, Activities, Support and Assessment.) TERASA guides the design, development and deployment of the LKCMedicine integrated 'Learning Ecosystem' which supports a mobile and paperless pedagogy.

Prior to this role, I was Director at the Centre for Excellence in Collaborative Learning at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore, and prior to that was Senior Deputy Director at the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). At CELT my responsibilities included: faculty development; design and management of the College of Engineering pilot programme to support distance education; and instructional design and the use of instructional technology to support the conversion of traditional courses to web-based courses via the Learning Management System (LMS), Blackboard.

Before joining NTU, I was an Educational Development Specialist / Instructional Designer at Singapore Polytechnic, as well as having held several consultant positions in Canada, prior to my arrival in Singapore back in November 1999.

I have received funding from the Provost Reinvestment Fund at NTU, and was a co-principal investigator for research grants from the Ministry of Education and the National Research Foundation.



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