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[NUS information sharing] Sharing good teaching practices: How have we coped in a pandemic? (27th August, 2020)

19 August 2020

Dear Partners and Colleagues,

We are glad to announce that due to the overwhelming response to our first webinar on Re-examining teaching and learning in June 2020, the Global Relations Office (GRO) and Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning (CDTL) of NUS have established a Regional Webinar Series as a platform for knowledge sharing on teaching and learning practices within the Southeast Asian region and beyond. We hope that this platform will allow us to learn from and support each other through our current tough times. (For more information on past and upcoming webinars please visit this page.)

Thus, NUS warmly invite you and your colleagues to a special online seminar on “Sharing good teaching practices: How have we coped in a pandemic?”

As we settle into “a new normal” across the globe, every institution around the world has been faced with and tried to overcome challenges in higher education, some overarching, such as shifting lessons online and creating alternative assessment arrangements, while others were no doubt more unique. After completing at least one semester during the COVID-19 pandemic, we hope to come together as a region to share our lessons learnt and good practices in teaching and learning under such unprecedented circumstances.  

This online discussion gathers a panel of experts from leading ASEAN universities in the region to share their experiences with teaching and learning in light of our new global situation.

More details can be found in the poster appended below.


Date: 27 August 2020 (Thursday)

Time: 3:00PM to 4:30PM (GMT +8) 

Click here to register

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 

Please forward this to colleagues who may be interested. We look forward to welcoming you to our event soon.  

Yours sincerely,

NUS Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning

NUS Global Relations Office

About our Panel members 

Annie Dayani Hj Ahad (Brunei) is a Deputy Director at the Centre for Lifelong Learning and a lecturer at Universiti Brunei Darussalam. She received her education at Monash Uni with a Masters Degrees in Applied IT and a Doctorate Degree in Communication Technology from University of Queensland. She also holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from UBD. Her current research interest includes 4th IR technologies & applications, lifelong education, e-learning, digital business and media also mobile communications.

Abel Yang (Singapore) is a lecturer at the Department of Physics in NUS where he teaches astrophysics and practical astronomy. He has been involved with blended learning methods since 2016, and currently teaches introductory practical astronomy with an experiential and authentic learning approach within a flipped classroom framework. Abel is a council member of the Institute of Physics, Singapore, and also actively involved in astronomy education and public outreach. His outreach interests focus on the practical relevance of astronomy as well as scientific literacy.

Jessada Salathong (Thailand) is a high-caliber young academic and media practitioner. He is a lecturer at the Faculty of Communication Arts and former Assistant to the President for International Affairs, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand as well as professional media personality. He has a unique educational background with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from Thammasat University, Thailand and degrees from Waseda University Japan under Japanese Government Scholarship, an MA in International Relations and a PhD in International Studies. With Dr. Salathong’s advocacy of sustainable development, his MA and PhD research focus on the role of media coverage to promote ESD (Education for Sustainable Development).


Chaired by 

Lee Kooi Cheng (Singapore) is Deputy Director (Publications & Outreach). She joined CDTL in July 2017 and is a novice in the area of academic development. Nonetheless, she has since developed a keen interest in looking at communication touchpoints, critical friends, and significant networks in enhancing teaching and learning conversations.