Am starting this blog as part of my participation in ONL212. Spent this morning browsing through the blogs of fellow participants and am much inspired by their enthusiasm for teaching and learning.
As I explained in my ONL212 self-introduction, I am an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law of the National University of Singapore. I teach and research in the areas of international and comparative criminal law, transitional justice, and human rights.
I believe that online learning can be empowering and an equalizer, if done well. A few years ago, I co-founded (with Ng Pei Yi) the Singapore War Crimes Trials Project (https://www.singaporewarcrimestrials.com/). I have also been involved in other online education and research initiatives (e.g. ICC Legal Tools Database).
I am particularly interested in learning more about online student motivation and collaboration in digital spaces.
After several encouraging weeks in Singapore, today is the first day of a month of heightened restrictions.
But am looking forward to this online experiment.