Curriculum Vitae

updated as january 2015

I Name Wee Loo Kang Lawrence
II Current Position Senior Educational technology Specialist II
III Academic Qualifications Master of Arts instructional design and technology MAIDT
IV Work Experience [for the past five years (most recent listed first)] Ministry of Education Singapore
V Funded Research [for the past five years (and role of researcher e.g. Principal Investigator, co-Principal Investigator, Collaborator)]
Project Title
Role
Funding Agency
Time Committed to Project (Hours)
Duration of Project
Amount
(in S$)
Start Date
End Date
SSTRF ETD Gravity-Physics by Inquiry
Principal Investigator
MOE
400
01/04/2013
01/04/2014
<11,000
Becoming Scientists through Video Analysis
co-Principal Investigator
NRF
1000
01/01/2014
31/12/2015
<100,000
Java Simulation Design for Teaching and Learning
co-Principal Investigator
NRF
1500
01/01/2012
31/12/2014
<100,000

VI Please describe significant outcomes of a recently completed funded research project, if any

Development of Singapore shared digital library of interactive resources http://iwant2study.org/lookangejss/ directly readable in the Easy JavaScript Simulation toolkit and Tracker tool for the benefit of all.

VII Publications (limit to 10, most recent listed first)
  1. Chew, C., & Wee, L. K. (2015). Use of Blended Approach in the Learning of Electromagnetic Induction Science Teachers' Association of Western Australia SCIOS Journal, XX(X), XXX. 
  2. Lye, S. Y., Wee, L. K., Kwek, Y. C., Abas, S., & Tay, L. Y. (2014). Design, Customization and Implementation of Energy Simulation with 5E Model in Elementary Classroom. Journal of Educational Technology & Society, 17(3), 121–137. 
  3. Wee, L. K. (2012). One-dimensional collision carts computer model and its design ideas for productive experiential learning. Physics Education, 47(3), 301. 
  4. Wee, L. K., Chew, C., Goh, G. H., Tan, S., & Lee, T. L. (2012). Using Tracker as a pedagogical tool for understanding projectile motion. Physics Education, 47(4), 448. 
  5. Wee, L. K., & Goh, G. H. (2013). A geostationary Earth orbit satellite model using Easy Java Simulation. Physics Education, 48(1), 72. 
  6. Wee, L. K., Lee, T. L., Chew, C., Wong, D., & Tan, S. (2015). Understanding resonance graphs using Easy Java Simulations (EJS) and why we use EJS Physics Education, XX(X), XXX. 
  7. Wee, L. K., & Ning, Hwee T. (2014). Vernier caliper and micrometer computer models using Easy Java Simulation and its pedagogical design features—ideas for augmenting learning with real instruments. Physics Education, 49(5), 493. 
  8. Wong, D., Sng, P. P., Ng, E. H., & Wee, L. K. (2011). Learning with multiple representations: an example of a revision lesson in mechanics. Physics Education, 46(2), 178. 


updated as of January 2013

https://www.dropbox.com/s/mu2ktb9ixsybbgk/weelookang%201page%20CV2013.pdf


Mr. WEE Loo Kang
(hp) 9247 5573 (office) 6879 6531
Email: WEE_loo_kang@moe.gov.sg; weelookang@gmail.com
Portfolio http://weelookang.blogspot.sg/p/about-me-online.html


Current Appointment  (Senior Specialist) Educational Technology Officer, Technologies and Design for Learning Branch, Educational Technology Division, Ministry of Education, Singapore.
Education

Master of Arts in Instructional Design and Technology
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
2007

Special diploma in Physics Education

National Institute of Singapore, NTU, Singapore
2000

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) with Merit

National Institute of Singapore, NTU, Singapore
Specialised in Physics and Mathematics.
2000

B.Eng. Honours Degree (2nd Division)

National University of Singapore, Singapore
Mechanical Engineering.
1994

Masters of Arts (Instructional Design and Technology)

Evaluation Models and Methods                                                   C
Instructional Design models and Practices                                   C
Advanced Computer-based system for Education & Training   A
Training Methods and strategies                                                   B-
E-learning tools for Training                                                         B-
Technologies as Cognitive Tools                                                    A-
Cognition, Learning and Technology                                           A-
Design E-learning systems                                                            A-
Multimedia Design                                                                         B
Critical Inquiry                                                                               A-
 



A Level Grades
Name of Exam /
Year of Exam, Overall Grade
Language
Medium
GCE 'A' Level
1987 , Not Applicable
English
 
 
Subject(s)
Grade
General Paper
A1
Chinese As A Second Language
B4
Further Mathematics C
A
Mathematics C
A
Physics
A



O level grades

Name of Exam /
Year of Exam, Overall Grade
Language
Medium
GCE 'O' Level
1985 , Not Applicable
English
 
 
Subject(s)
Grade
Additional Mathematics
A1
Buddhist Studies
B3
Chinese As A Second Language
B3
English Language
C5
English Literature
D7
Mathematics D
A1
Metalwork
B3
Science (Physics W Chemistry)
A1




Career History & Accomplishments

Educational Technology Officer, Educational Technology Division, MOE.
  • Masterplan 3 (ICT Connection, eduLab, Open Source Physics teacher lead initiative)
    • Member of Secretariat in the 3rd Masterplan for ICT in Education Steering committee and co-wrote the R&D chapter.
    • Co-design and research on Open Source Physics with RVHS and YJC and other ICT enabled lessons with a total of 7 published submissions on ICT Connection[1] portal, with another 4 Open Source Physics lessons by 2012.
    • Lead a team of officers to develop, maintain and promote The ICT Connection portal, MOE’s one-stop portal for the 3rd Masterplan for ICT in Education.
    • Lead a team of officers to conceptualise, design and develop The ICT Connection portal.
    • Conducted workshop on SDL and CoL during CraDLe Conference 2011 @CGS.
    • Creator of ICT connection ONE-MOE Learning Team Forum.
    • Led a team of officers, teachers from RVHS, SRJC and YJC to develop Physics lessons using Open Source Physics Tools under eduLab initiative.
    • Conducted use of Easy Java Simulation 3rd IPSG 2011 ACJC, ICT mentor Homecoming @AST on simulations, American Physics Teacher Summer Meet, 2010 , Oregon, USA and HCI Conference 2009.
    • Conducted use of Tracker for video analysis and modelling with RVHS @3rd IPSG ACJC 2011, @National ICT sharing Kranji Sec 2011, @NIE 4th Redesign Pedagogy Conference & @Teacher conference SSC 2010, @RGS etc.
  • Academy of Singapore Teachers (Open Source Physics teacher lead initiative and Networked PLC)
    • Led in Academy Subject Chapter (Physics) Professional Learning Community (PLC) through sharing on Open Source Physics Tools (Easy Java Simulation and Tracker).
o       Task Force Committee O and A level Physics with MTT Dr Charles Chew created 2 Open Source Physics simulations and lesson packages.
o       Conducted workshops on Blended Learning (EMI exemplar) with MTT Dr Charles Chew @IPSG ACJC 2011 & NJC 2011.
o       Committee member for Physics Handbook for Secondary School, conceptualize the launch animation. 
o       Academy Symposium 2011 presenter of session on Inquiry of Physics through simulations.
o       Conducted workshops on ePLC and Blended Learning (PLC) with MTT Teh Li Heong @NJC @COE Science Teacher Seminar RVHS @AST Subject Chapter Meeting @Zhong Hua Primary etc.
  • Masterplan 2 (R&D programme on Interactive & Digital Media in Education and ETD resource development)
    • Officer-in-charge of 4 of the 13 R&D programme on Interactive & Digital Media in Education project office.
      • SuperTracker by Republic Poly.
      • Machining simulations by Temasek Poly.
      • Legends of Alkhimia by NIE.
      • Statecraft X by NIE.
    • Officer-in-charge of Physics resource development in mp2.
      • 14 Physics with NUS, demo video in edumall.sg (community top rated).
      • Numerous Flash animations for Primary School Science (community top rated).

2007-present

Physics Teacher, Yishun Junior College
  • Teacher leadership in infusing ICT in physics tutorial, laboratory and lecture and an e-learning activist championing student-centred pedagogy of inquiry through simulations.
  • Informally offered Subject head in ICT in 2006 but took up position in MOEHQ instead as an Educational Technology Officer.
  • Led the Physics Unit (Science department) to achieve the best value add Award (Group) in 2006.
2000-2007

Contract Teacher, Assumption English Secondary School
  • Teacher experience include Secondary 1 science, Secondary 2 normal tech science, Secondary 3 normal technical science, Secondary 4 civics and moral education


1999
     Awards



    Nomination: MOE excellence service award 2012
    Public Service PS21 Excel Awards Best Ideator 2012 MOEHQ only
  1. Gold award
  2. Academy Awards for Professional Development 2012 Associate Award
  3. Innergy Award Winner 2012 (Gravity-Physics by Inquiry) Gold Award
  4. Innergy Award Winner 2012 (Bringing Innovative Ideas to Practice Through Propel-T Projects) Gold Award
  5. Innergy Award Winner School Commendation 2011 (Learning Physics through video analysis RVHS)Commendation
  6. Finalist: Innergy Award 2011 Hybrid Learning Model for Meaningful Blended Learning
  7. Nomination: PS21 Excel Awards Outstanding Activist 2011
  8. Appreciation Award by Academy of Singapore Teachers 2011
  9. Public Service Excellence in Service Award (EXSA) Star 2011
  10. Public Service Excellence in Service Award (EXSA) Gold 2010
  11. Public Service Excellence in Service Award (EXSA) Silver 2009




    Publications

   
    1. Wee L.K., Ning H.T. (201?) Vernier Caliper and Micrometer Computer Model using Easy Java Simulation XX(X), XXX (manuscript pending submission) 
    2. Wee, L. K., & Goh, G. H. (2013). A geostationary Earth orbit satellite model using Easy Java Simulation. Physics Education, 48(1), 72. doi: 10.1088/0031-9120/48/1/72 arXiv:1212.3863 [pdf]
    3. Wee L.K., Charles Chew, Goh G.H.,Lee T.L.,Samuel Tan (2012) Using Tracker as a Pedagogical Tool for Understanding Projectile Motion Physics Education, 47(4): 448. arXiv:1206.6489 [pdf
    4. Wee, L. K. (2012). One-dimensional collision carts computer model and its design ideas for productive experiential learning. Physics Education, 47(3): 301. http://www.compadre.org/osp/items/detail.cfm?ID=11802 [Draft PDF]arXiv:1204.4964 [pdf
    5. Wong, D., Sng, P. P., Ng, E. H., & Wee, L. K. (2011). Learning with multiple representations: an example of a revision lesson in mechanics. Physics Education, 46(2), 178. http://www.compadre.org/OSP/items/detail.cfm?ID=10817 [Draft PDF] arXiv:1207.0217 [pdf]

        Conference               
      1. Wee, L. K., & Lye, S. Y. (2012). Designing Open Source Computer Models for Physics by Inquiry using Easy Java Simulation. Paper presented at the 20th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2012) Singapore Interactive Event, Singapore. http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1210/1210.3412.pdf arXiv:1210.3412 [pdf]
      2. Lye, S. Y., & Wee, L. K. (2012). Open Source Energy Simulation for Elementary School. Paper presented at the 20th International Conference on Computers in Education arXiv preprint arXiv:1211.7153, Singapore.http://arxiv.org/abs/1211.7153 arXiv:1211.7153 [pdf]
      3. Wee L.K., Lim A.P., Goh G.S. (2012, 01-06 July, 1300-1430) Computer Models Design for Teaching and Learning using Easy Java Simulation PS 02.09 | Parallel Session 02.09 | Room 09 | 02.07.2012 Monday | 13:00 - 14:30 | 2012 World Conference on Physics Education Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi, İstanbul, Turkey arXiv:1210.3410 [pdf]
      4. Wee, L. K. (2012, 08 February). Physics Educators as Designers of Simulation Using EJS Part 2. Paper presented at the American Association of Physics Teachers National Meeting Conference: 2012 Winter Meeting, Ontario, California, USA. [PDF by OSP] [PPT] arXiv:1211.1118 [pdf]
      5. Wee L.K. Lee T.L. (2011) Video Analysis and Modeling Tool for Physics Education: A workshop for Redesigning Pedagogy at 4th Redesigning Pedagogy conference workshop on Video Analysis and Modeling for Physics Education, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore [PDF] to be available from NIE [PPT] arXiv:1207.0220 [pdf]
      6. Wee, L. K. (2010, 20 July). Physics Educators as Designers of Simulation using Easy Java Simulation. Paper presented at the American Association of Physics Teachers National Meeting Conference: 2010 Summer Meeting, Portland, Oregon, USA. [PPT] arXiv:1210.5002 [pdf]
      7. Wee, L. K., & Mak, W. K. (2009, 02 June). Leveraging on Easy Java Simulation tool and open source computer simulation library to create interactive digital media for mass customization of high school physics curriculum. Paper presented at the 3rd Redesigning Pedagogy International Conference, Singapore. [PDF] [DOC] [PPT]arXiv:1207.0219 [pdf]
       Selected List of  Open Source Physics Simulations
      1. Wee, L. K. (2012). Geostationary Earth Orbit Satellite Model. [Computer software] Retrieved from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11775&DocID=2634
      2. Wee, L. K. (2012). Tracker Video Analysis: Bouncing Ball. [worksheet, video and trk file] Retrieved from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11705&DocID=2583
      3. Hwang, F.-K., & WEE, L. K. (2011). Direct Current Electrical Motor Model[Computer software].. Retrieved from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11529&DocID=2476
      4. Hwang, F.K, & WEE, L.K. (2011). Newton's Cradle Applet [Computer software]. Retrieved July 26, 2011, from http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=2195.0
      5. WEE, L.K (2011). Up and Down Bouncing Ball Model [Computer software]. Retrieved April 23, 2011, from http://www.compadre.org/osp/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10817&DocID=2186&Attachment=1
      6. WEE, L.K., & Esquembre, F. (2010). Lorentz force on a current carrying wire java applet [Computer software]. Retrieved April 23, 2011, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10543&DocID=2053
      7. Hwang, F.K., & WEE, L.K. (2010). Cyclotron in 3D Model (Version 10/12/2010) [Computer software]. Retrieved April 23, 2011, from http://www.compadre.org/osp/items/detail.cfm?ID=10527
      8. Hwang, F.K., WEE, L.K. & Christian, W (2009). Vernier Caliper Model [Computer software]. Retrieved April 23, 2011, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9707&DocID=1445
      9. Hwang, F.K., WEE, L.K. & Christian, W (2009). Micrometer Model [Computer software]. Retrieved April 23, 2011, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9422&DocID=1315
      10. Hwang, F.K. & WEE, L.K (2009). Blackbody Radiation Spectrum Model [Computer software]. Retrieved April 23, 2011, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9387&DocID=129
          Philosophy
      • My Philosophy in education is based on the assumption that learning needs to be grounded on first-person experience of doing and experimenting, thus what I do in my own teacher led initiative, is to research and develop on the open source physics simulation tools, networking with the Open Source Physics community-researchers.
      • I argue for computer models as suitable physics learning environments for the following 4 reasons: 1) to visualize physics through multiple representations especially for invisible concepts 2) ease of theory generation from ‘real life annoyances free’, accurate simulation, 3) mathematical analysis & modelling to deepen inquiry 4) to create new physics computer models to represent understanding.
      • Lastly, I create these tools to so that learners and educators can use them free of monetary cost because the world needs more people to give, hopefully the world would be a better place for all humankind.