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 Deputy Director (Academic) Research Support, of the Education Research Funding Programme Office. She is also a Senior Education Research Scientist (Senior Lecturer) at the Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice (CRPP), Office of Education Research (OER), National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

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 bases in Learning Sciences, Educational Psychology and Educational Technology, 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, such as the International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge and the International Society of the Learning Sciences Annual Meeting.

A mixed methods researcher, she has taught courses in learning analytics, 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 hopes to supervise PhD and/or Masters students (Interested candidates, please feel free to approach her).

Since 2023, she is co-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 is part of the special interest group of Computer-supported Collaborative Learning and Learning Sciences for APSCE.

She was formerly Assistant Dean (Research Support) and co-Programme Director in the Lifelong Learning, Cognition and Well-being Research (LLCW) Programme at CRPP, OER, NIE.
Dr. Elizabeth Koh's areas of research are in Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, Learning Analytics (particularly dashboard design), and 21st Century Competencies and Lifelong Learning Skills (especially collaboration/teamwork, critical thinking and metacognitive regulation). She also has expertise in ICT-based educational innovations and Mixed Methods research.
  • Designing an Analytics Toolbox for Enculturating Teachers' Data-driven Mindset and Reflective Teaching Practice in Singapore Schools
  • 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
  • Exploring Teamwork Beliefs and Competencies in Technology-enabled 21st Century Classrooms
  • Exploring the Effect of Data Literacy Professional Development on Beginning Teachers' Data Literacy Knowledge, Self-Efficacy and Perceived Value of Data Use
  • 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)
  • Scaling Collaborative Video Annotation and Analytics for Professional Development (S.CoVAA.PD)