Png Bee Hin
Png Bee Hin is the CEO of LDR Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based company specializing in Mobile Learning (m-Learning), Courseware Development (e-Learning) and Consultancy.
LDR has developed a location-based mobile authoring platform that enables anyone without programing knowledge to create highly interactive and engaging mobile trails running on IOS and Android devices. LDR’s mobility solution was used for the development of more than 92 highly interactive location-based mobile trails in Singapore. These include 32 curriculum-based interactive Heritage Trails, which were conceptualised and designed by the Humanities Br of MOE and launched by the Minister of Education, Singapore in May 2011.
LDR’s innovative solution has seen the company winning the top Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation (SitF) 2012 Award in the Mobile App Category; as well as the top Asia Pacific ICT Award (APICTA) 2012 in the eLearning category.
In his career, Bee Hin had held key appointments such as, the Vice President of Managed Services in ST Electronics, Singapore; the Director of Singapore Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) Shared Service Centre; and the Commander of the prestigious Singapore Armed Forces’ Officer Cadet School (OCS). Bee Hin received his professional military training and education in Singapore, France, US and Australia.
Transforming Outdoors Learning Using Location-Based Technologies and Rapid Authoring Tool: The Singapore Experience
Bee Hin will provide an insight on how location-based technologies and rapid authoring tool can be used by anyone without programming knowledge to create highly interactive mobile trails to enhance outdoor learning using collaborative and inquiry-based learning concepts. He will illustrate how this was done for MOE Singapore through a series of curriculum-based interactive Heritage Trails (iHTs) that were conceptualized and designed by the Humanities Br of MOE and launched by the Singapore Minister of Education, Mr Heng Swee Keat in May 2011.
Bee Hin will then share how he has used the tool to design team-based and leadership trails for corporates as well as how other Singaporean teachers and students have come onboard to design, develop and implement their own interactive location-based mobile trails for their schools covering a wide range of topics (such as history, geography, science, mathematics and arts) using sound pedagogical concepts and design guidelines.
Finally, Bee Hin will distill from feedbacks collated from more than 80,000 students and adults who had undergone his mobile learning programmes over the last 3 years, to draw some key lessons learnt and to share his views on the future opportunities available for the education world.