[eSIG] Strategic Insights to Becoming a Thriving Learning Designer

Lecturer iconBryan Tan (Mr) & Michael Choy (Dr) / Guest Speakers: Harry Kiass (Mr) & Nikko Aw (Ms)
Course Duration: 2.5 hours
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Course Dates

16 May 2024 - 16 May 2024
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This session is held on 16 May, 7.00pm - 9.30pm. Registration will close on 9 May, 2359 hrs.

What is the role of learning designers in today's diverse global education landscape? How should learning designers overcome current challenges such as cultural diversity and technological integration to operationalise effective learning programmes in large training providers and educational institutions?


This is a fully online session conducted via ZOOM. Participants can participate in the session from any venue of their convenience with a laptop / device that is compatible with ZOOM. More details on participating in the session will be sent to the confirmed registrants.

What Is The Session About?

In this session, we will learn from two highly experienced Adult Educators operating in cross-cultural institutions on their challenges and how they utlized tools and methodologies to develop and implement effective educational experiences that cater to a variety of learning environments. Their insightful sharing will focus on key strategies and common pitfalls in international education design. The impact of emerging technologies like artificial intelligence on personalised learning experiences will also be discussed, alongside a critical look at the business and ethical considerations in a connected world. Participants will leave with a better understanding of how to navigate and contribute to the gloabl education ecosystem as adept learning designers.

Join the panel speakers, Mr Bryan Tan, Dr Michael Choy, Mr Harry Kiass and Ms Nikko Aw to discuss the critical success factors, approaches and implementation considerations for learning designers and adult educators to thrive in global training providers and educational institutions.

What Does The Session Cover?

At the end of the session, participants will be able to discuss the roles of learning designers and the challenges they face in the global learning landscape:

Describe the context and current state of global education. 
State the primary roles and responsibilities of a learning designer in global educational institutions and training providers.
Develop a forward-looking perspective on the role of technology in learning design, in the global education landscape.

Who Is It Suitable For?

Adult Educators who are involved in learning design, curriculum development, learning facilitation, assessment of learning competence, learning technology integration and/or providing consultancy and advisory services to drive business development.

Course Funding and Policies

This is a complimentary session open for AEN members. To find out more or to register for the AEN membership, please click here.

About The Speaker

Bryan Tan (Mr)

Bryan Tan (Mr)

Master Trainer | Leading Arrow Training Consultancy
Bryan Tan has extensive experiences in facilitation, corporate training, coaching, as well as consulting and courseware design. Having conducted training in 15 countries, he is often well-received by participants from all cultures and levels. With his various portfolios in work and ministry, Bryan is uniquely qualified to help business people and professionals experience paradigm shifts and move into new frontiers of success and significance. Bryan thrives in facilitating learning solutions to inspire transformational change.
Michael Choy (Dr)

Michael Choy (Dr)

CEO | Tech Tree Pte Ltd

Michael Choy is a firm believer that education coupled with technology can empower people in the workforce. As a thought leader in the field of adult education. he is frequently invited to be a key-note speaker at university forums, and public institutions such as the SAF learning conference, Asian Development Bank Conference and Adult Learning Symposiums and most recently, at the ALX conference as part of the Special Interest Groups in IAL.

He is an award-winning innovator and researcher who developed impactful pedagogical tools to transform adult education, including chatbots for learning, and error-based learning.

Michael is joint Chair of Special Interest Group (Learning Design) at IAL, an IAL Adult Educator Mentor, an innovDev consultant as well as the founder and CEO of Tech Tree, a growing online EduTech company that develops online courses and chatbots for learning. Current clients and partners include UNESCO, Lazada, FujiFilm, Singapore Power, SAF, A*Star, MSF etc. website: www.techtreeglobal.com.

His latest book ‘The DELETE™ Approach: Designing Errors for Learning and Teaching’ is published by World Scientific. 

Harry Klass (Mr)

Harry Klass (Mr)

Senior Learning Technologies Specialist | James Cook University
Harry Klass has worked in various positions in the retail, F&B, and oil and gas industries in operational and training roles. A recipient of the WDA retail executive scholarship in 2013 saw Harry complete his undergraduate studies at the University of Stirling.

A strong believer in continuing education has seen Harry develop his skills in different areas of the education sector, especially around e-content multimedia development and LMS architectures. In the online learning space, Harry has worked with different MOOC partners and software developers that enable learning with the use of virtual reality simulations, interactive content. 

Harry is interested to explore how artificial intelligence, virtual reality, gamification, and simulations can be better developed to improve workplace performance.
Nikko Aw (Ms)

Nikko Aw (Ms)

Solutions Consultant | Coursera

Nikko Aw is a solutions consultant at Coursera responsible for helping leaders maximise their learning investment and prepare their workforce for digital transformation. She works primarily with government organisations and multinational corporations in APAC to curate learning solutions, future-proof individuals, and build institutional capacity. Prior to her current role, she was a policymaker with the Singapore central bank involved in fostering a skilled and adaptable financial sector workforce.

Nikko holds a Master in Skills & Workforce Development from Cardiff University and impacts the best lessons of lifelong learning to her 2 kids - her fluffy 8-year old dog and her not-as-fluffy 4-year old daughter.

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