Finally, a post on who I am — quite reluctantly. Reason: I didn’t see the need to do so. Seemed to me better to let pieces of information emerge as time goes by. My purpose in starting this blog was to reflect on issues pertaining to my work and interests, NOT talk about myself. Still, Jakob Nielsen made a good point on the need for author biographies in weblogs two months ago. So, here it is.
My name is Joo Khim (you can call me JK). I am an educational designer and technologist at an institute of higher learning in Singapore. I also provide training and consultancy on Engineering Communication (a.k.a. technical English or untechnical communication) and web design (a.k.a. information design), as well as the use of blogs, wikis, and other free open-source software (FOSS).
I have worked in both local and multinational corporations over the past 17 years. My work experiences include computer programming, systems analysis, multimedia testing, field interviewing, news reporting, technical writing and editing, staff management, elearning design and development, training and consultancy.
Currently, I’m almost completing a Masters of Art in Instructional Design & Technology (M.A. IDT) program at the National Institute of Education. I’m also a member of the Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education (APSCE) and the Singapore Tertiary English Teachers’Society (STETS). In 2000-2003, I was the president of the Singapore chapter of the Society for Technical Communication.
- Masters Results 2004/2005
- ‘Industry’ vs. ‘Academia’ III
- Wiki research at ClappingTrees
- ‘Industry’ vs. ‘Academia’ IV
- Flush Goes All The Work!
- 10 Things You Don’t Know About Me
- S$50K IDM grants now available from SiTF