Daniel Tan Tiong Hok

Dr Daniel Tan is currently the Director of the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) and Associate Professor in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the Nanyang Technological University. He obtained his BSc from University of Aston, Birmingham, England. He subsequently achieved a PhD from the University of Manchester, Institute of Science and Technology and a post-graduate Diploma in Teaching in Higher Education from the National Institute of Education, Singapore. His technical interests cover Internet and ICT security, cloud technologies, human factors design and usability.

Assoc Prof Tan, as Director of CELT (then Centre for Educational Development) at the Nanyang Technological University, led a team to develop and implement an eLearning campus eco-system. This environment, comprising a holistic approach towards system design, learning platform, server architecture, together with edUtorium – the staff development program and pedagogical design; as well as eUreka – an automated online project work management system that effectively manages the student processes of knowledge creation, discovery and transfer – has resulted in a high immersive and adoption rate, by both staff and students.

Through this innovative eLearning initiative, the University has won recognition by being a winner of the Intelligent20 Award 2003, Honouree of CIO Asia100 Award 2004, EMC Best Practice Award 2004, National Health Group Distinguished Contributor Award 2005, ZDNet Asia Smart50 Award 2006, and SiTF eLearning Organization of the Year 2006. eUreka was awarded the prestigious ascilite Award 2008 with noteworthy commendation for 'appropriateness for the target audience' and 'fit of the project to its specified goals'; and the Leadership Award for ‘Best in Project Work Management’ in the IMS Global Learning Impact Awards 2009.

Assoc Prof Tan was also conferred The Public Administration Medal (Silver) at the Singapore National Day Awards 2007 for his outstanding contributions to advancing the quality of educational development, instructional and media support services, student learning and professional teaching in the University as well as the educational community in the nation.