Alan SOONG is Associate Director at CDTL. He teaches courses on blended learning, education grant writing and other topics such authentic learning environments and module design. His research focuses on academic development, online learning in higher education and living-learning communities. Alan currently serves on the executive committee of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE) and is a co-facilitator for the Open Networked Learning, an online course for university teachers on how to create collaborative and flexible online learning environments.
Member, SOTL Asia
Selected Publications and Conference Presentations
Geertsema, J., Chng, H. H., Gan, M. J. S., & Soong, S. K. A. (2018). Teaching excellence and the rise of education-focused employment tracks. In C. Broughan, G. Steventon, G. & L. Clouder (Eds.) Global Perspectives on Teaching Excellence: A new era for higher education (pp. 130-142). Abingdon: Routledge.
Shorey, S., Kowitlawakul, Y., Devi, M. K., Chen, H. C., Soong, S. K. A., & Ang, E. (2018). Blended learning pedagogy designed for communication module among undergraduate nursing students: A quasi-experimental study. Nurse Education Today, 61, 120–126. DOI: 10.1016/j.nedt.2017.11.011
Kowitlawakul, Y., Chan, M. F., Tan, S. L. S., Soong, S. K. A., & Chan, W. C. S. (2017). Development of an e-learning research module using multimedia instruction approach. Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 8(3), 158-166. DOI: 10.1097/CIN.0000000000000306
Chng, H. H., & Soong, S. K. A. (2012). Mentorship in teacher training: A preliminary review of a professional development programme for tertiary teachers in Singapore. In E. Simon & G. Pleschová G. (Eds.), Teacher development in higher education: Existing programs, program impact, and future trends. (pp. 71-85). New York, NY: Routledge.
Soong, S. K. A. & Devi, M. K. (2019, July). An exploratory study on microcultures and significant conversations within an academic department. Poster presented at the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australia - 2019 Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.
Soong, S. K. A., Wu, X. V., & Wang, S. J. J. (2019, June). Reframing the mindset on the roles of Resident Assistants through Proactive Pastoral Care approach - A case study. Presented at the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International - 2019 Conference & Expo, Toronto, Canada.
Soong, S. K. A., Lee, A. M., Choy, J. L. F., & Ong, C. L. (2018, November). Understanding significant networks of academic teachers on blended learning– an exploratory study. Poster presented at the 35th International Conference of Innovation, Practice and Research in the use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education, Geelong, Australia.
Soong, S. K. A. & Kamala, D. M. (2017). Understanding academic microcultures within a department in a research-intensive university: An exploratory study. Presented at the 2nd European Conference for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning: Transforming patterns through the scholarship of teaching and learning, Lund, Sweden. (p.305)
Corrias, A., Choy, J. L. F., Soong, S. K. A., & Gan, M. J. S. (2016). Development of a tool to support continuous assessments and improve the feedback cycle on statistical analysis assignments for large classes: A conceptual paper. In S. Barker, S. Dawson, A. Pardo, & C. Colvin (Eds.), Show Me The Learning. Proceedings ASCILITE 2016 Adelaide (pp. 151-156).
Soong, S. K. A., Choy, J. L. F., & Lee, A. M. (2016). Building academics’ SoTL capacity through a course on blended learning. In S. Barker, S. Dawson, A. Pardo, & C. Colvin (Eds.), Show Me The Learning. Proceedings ASCILITE 2016 Adelaide (pp. 555-559).
Seow, T. K., & Soong, S. K. A. (2015). Promoting critical thinking in a large class through outcomes-based approach by means of an audience response system. In T. Reiners, B.R. von Konsky, D. Gibson, V. Chang, L. Irving, & K. Clarke (Eds.), Globally connected, digitally enabled. Proceedings ASCILITE 2015 Perth (pp. 193-199).
Seow, T. K., & Soong, S. K. A. (2014). Students’ perceptions of BYOD open-book examinations in a large class: a pilot study. In B. Hegarty, J. McDonald, & S.-K. Loke (Eds.), Rhetoric and Reality: Critical perspectives on educational technology. Proceedings ASCILITE 2014 Dunedin (pp. 604-608).
Corrias, A., Buist, M. L., & Soong, S. K. A. (2014). Designing a technology-enhanced authentic learning environment for a large engineering class. In B. Hegarty, J. McDonald, & S.-K. Loke (Eds.), Rhetoric and Reality: Critical perspectives on educational technology. Proceedings ASCILITE Dunedin 2014 (pp. 461-465).
Kowitlawakul, Y. & Soong S. K. A. (2013). Designing a blended authentic learning environment for graduate students in nursing to carry out research studies. In M. Gosper, H. Carter, J. Hedberg (Eds.) Electric Dreams. Proceedings ASCILITE 2013 Sydney.
Soong, S. K. A. & Tan, S. C. (2010). Integrating technology into lessons using a TPACK-based design guide. In C.H. Steel, M.J. Keppell, P. Gerbic & S. Housego (Eds.), Curriculum, technology & transformation for an unknown future. Proceedings ASCILITE 2010 Sydney (pp.919-923).
Thanasingam S., Soong, S. K. A., & Hu, C. (2008). The impact of a spring cycle blended curriculum model on learning: A case study. In Hello! Where are you in the landscape of educational technology? Proceedings ASCILITE 2008 Melbourne (pp.1028 – 1039)
Thanasingam, S. & Soong, S. K. A. (2007). The spring cycle blended curriculum model for teaching paragraph writing. In Atkinson, R.J., McBeath, C., Soong, S. K. A. & Cheers, C. (Eds), The 24th Annual Conference of the Australiasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE) (pp. 997-1001). Singapore: Centre for Educational Development, Nanyang Technological University.
Thanasingam, S. & Soong, S. K. A. (2007). Interaction patterns and knowledge construction using synchronous discussion forums and video to develop oral skills. In Atkinson, R.J., McBeath, C., Soong, S. K. A. & Cheers, C. (Eds), The 24th Annual Conference of the Australiasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE) (pp. 1002-1008). Singapore: Centre for Educational Development, Nanyang Technological University.
Soong, S. K. A., Chan, L. K., Cheers, C., & Hu, C. (2006). Impact of video recorded lectures among students. In L. Markauskaite, P. Goodyear & P. Reimann (Eds.), The 23rd Annual Conference of the Australiasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE) (Vol. 2, pp. 789-793). Sydney, Australia: Sydney University Press.
Soong, S. K. A. & Hu, C. (2005). Impact of lunch and learn sessions on faculty's use of asynchronous online discussion. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2005 (pp. 2699-2703). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.