15 - 16 June, 2016
Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore

Thomas Menkhoff

Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources
Singapore Management University
Thomas Menkhoff is Professor of Organisational Behaviour & Human Resource Development (Education) at the Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University, and currently the Academic Director for SMU’s Master of Science in Innovation Programme. He joined SMU in 2001 and has formerly taught at the National University of Singapore, the University of Cologne, and the University of Bielefeld in Germany. One of his latest publications are Beyond the Knowledge Trap – Developing Asia’s Knowledge-based Economies (New Jersey: World Scientific, 2011 - together with Hans-Dieter Evers, Chay Yue Wah and Pang Eng Fong) and Chinese Business in Asia – Catalyst for Change (New Jersey: World Scientific, 2014 - together with Chay Yue Wah, Hans-Dieter Evers and Hoon Chang Yau). In 2009, he was the recipient of SMU’s university-wide ‘Most Innovative Teacher Award’.


08:40 Key Address: Developing a strategic vision for blended learning and the future of education in Asia: Transformation through digital enablement

  • Implementing your organisation’s blended learning vision through greater digital engagement with staff and students
  • Understanding the crucial role of leadership during transformation
  • Enhancing your blended learning strategy with new learning analytics data
  • Benchmarking your organisation’s readiness for technology enhanced learning against Asia- Pacific’s leading universities

16:00 Twitter, WhatsApp or Telegram? Lifting student engagement with greater use of ‘messages’

The hybrid student enjoys learning on their mobile phones or online so what role can smart phones play in and out of the classroom environment? The speaker will share his experiences with approaches utilising ‘smart phone technology’ in a blended learning context to enhance learning and teaching.
  • Using smart phone technology to enhance your blended learning environment and enable continuous learning
  • Examining the pedagogical experiences with using mobiles phones, wikis, and other mobile learning approaches such as podcasts and walking tours as educational tools
  • Enriching learners’ experiences and producing valuable learning outcomes using mobile learning options in blended learning environments
  • Easily and effectively integrating mobile learning usage into instructional classroom strategies for greater learning outcomes


Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Thomas.

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