Academic Profile : Faculty

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Dr Koh Ruilin, Elizabeth
Deputy Director (Academic), Research Support, ERFPO, OER Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice
Senior Research Scientist, National Institute of Education - Office of Education Research
Deputy Director (Academic), Research Support, Education Research Funding Programme Office, National Institute of Education
Dr Elizabeth Koh is Assistant Dean (Research Support) and Senior Research Scientist (Senior Lecturer) in the Lifelong Learning, Cognition and Well-being Research (LLCW) Programme at the Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice, Office of Education Research, National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. She is also the co-Programme Director of LLCW.

She received her PhD in Information Systems from the National University of Singapore and from research in characteristics of collaboration technology, her interests have broadened to group collaboration in computer-supported collaborative learning and learning analytics. With a base in Learning Sciences and Educational Psychology, she has examined and developed formative learning analytics systems to nurture learners' lifelong learning skills as well as content mastery. In particular, she has developed My Groupwork Buddy, a formative learning analytics tool for teamwork which was implemented in 6 Secondary schools. She was also instrumental to the design and adoption of CoVAAPD and WiREAD+ in schools which provide learning analytics dashboards as formative feedback for learners.

An active researcher, she is principal investigator (PI), co-PI and collaborator in several grants involving NIE community, external academics and MOE officers/teachers. In total, she has won about S$1.8 million of competitive funding since 2013. She has published in peer-reviewed journals such as Computers & Education, Asia Pacific Journal of Education, and The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher as well as top conferences, namely International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge and International Conference of the Learning Sciences.

A mixed methods researcher, she has taught courses in education research methodology, social context of teaching and learning, and use of ICT for meaningful learning. She has also supervised students in the Nanyang Research Programme, Education Research, URECA and Master of Arts (Research) programmes.

She is lead Associate Editor of NIE's youngest journal, Learning: Research and Practice. She is also on the editorial board of International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning. Additionally, she plays a key role in sub-conference C2: Computer-supported Collaborative Learning and Learning Sciences for the annual International Conference on Computers in Education.

As Assistant Dean (Research Support) she serves with the Research Grant Management Unit in OER helping in grant matters. She also contributes to various MOE and NIE/NTU committees.
Dr. Elizabeth Koh's areas of research are in Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, Learning Analytics, 21st Century Competencies and Lifelong Learning Skills, in particular collaboration, teamwork, critical thinking and metacognitive regulation. She also has expertise in ICT-based educational innovations and Mixed Methods research.
  • Scaling Collaborative Video Annotation and Analytics for Professional Development (S.CoVAA.PD)
  • A Multimodal Learning Analytics Approach Towards Learner Dashboard Designs for Better Engagement and Metacognitive Regulation (LADDER)
  • MyBotBuddy: Supporting K-12 Students Learning Computing Through Agent-augmented Intervention
  • Uncovering the Process and Outcome of Computer-Supported-Collaborative-Learning (CSCL) using Multimodal Learning Analytics: New Environments and Assessment for CSCL in the learning continuum
  • Exploring Creativity Dimensions
  • Designing an Analytics Toolbox for Enculturating Teachers' Data-driven Mindset and Reflective Teaching Practice in Singapore Schools
  • Exploring Teamwork Beliefs and Competencies in Technology-enabled 21st Century Classrooms
  • WiREAD+: Augmenting The Validated Prototype Design Of A Web-based Collaborative Critical Reading And Learning Analytics Environment Towards Scalability Readiness
  • The Singapore Student Digital Literacies Profile
  • Integrating WiREAD+ with Singapore Student Learning Space (Phase 1)
  • Exploring the Effect of Data Literacy Professional Development on Beginning Teachers' Data Literacy Knowledge, Self-Efficacy and Perceived Value of Data Use