In 2002, Dr Ashley Tan was awarded the Overseas Graduate Scholarship by the National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore, to pursue a Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology at Indiana University, Bloomington, USA. He returned to NIE in 2006 as a professor, teacher educator, and researcher. He held the appointment of Head of the Centre for e-Learning (CeL) at NIE from 2010 to 2014.
Ashley is currently an independent Education and Technology Consultant. His services include the systemic planning and local implementation of flipped learning, video game-based learning, ICT-enabled systemic change, technology-mediated pedagogies, social media-based learning, and mobile learning.
He is a founding member of the #edsg online community in Twitter and a member of the TEDxSingapore Brain Trust. Ashley also participates actively in research funding review committees in order to supplement his role of educator with that of a watchdog.
Ashley blogs daily, tweets several times a day, hates killing trees, and plays video games with his son. He enjoys taking public transport and is at his most productive on board a train or bus.
Ashley does not have a business card. If you ask him for one, he will tell you to Google him.