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|Occupation:||Project Manager, Trainer, Facilitator & Coordinator|
|Other roles:||Writer, Researcher|
My name is Gurmit Singh, and I am from Singapore. I now live in England.
- 2010 - enrolled in Education doctoral program, ESRC Scholar, University of Leeds, UK
- 2004 - M.Ed (Distinction), Trainer Development, University of Exeter, UK
- 1997 - BA (Honors), Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, Brown University, USA
My Expertise Areas
- e-learning, open and distance education programme design and implementation
- Collaborative curriculum development, implementation and evaluation
- Building & sustaining reflexive networks to strengthen communities of inquiry
- Practice theory
- Case study methodologies
- Education programming for impact on practice
- Reflexive pedagogy models for online facilitation
- Research capacity building in developing countries
- Reflexive Network action research
- Healthcare professional development intervention design, implementation, delivery and evaluation
- The HIVe Digital community empowerment to improve health and human rights
- Med-Assess EU - Associate Partner and External Advisor
- ICCE 2013 - Programme Committee, Conference on Practice-driven Research, Teacher Professional Development and Policy of ICT in Education
- The HIVe - Research Capacity Building Facilitator
- We Decide - E-democracy Learnscape Facilitator
- Digital Culture & Education Journal - Editorial Board
- IADIS International Conference ICT, Society and Human Beings 2012 - Programme Committee
- IADIS International Conference e-Democracy, Equity, Social Justice 2010-2011 - Programme Chair
- ICALT 2011 - Programme Committee, workshop on Learning Technologies for Developing Countries
My Work Experience
School of Education, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK, 2010-
- Conducting critical and interpretive research to pilot and develop more effective Web 2.0 approaches to improve professional practice and patient care
- Conducting literature review, ethics writing, grant writing, research project management, stakeholder coordination, case study methodologies, user-centric ICT design, knowledge dissemination and impact evaluation
- Facilitating healthcare professionals learning on Action Research and Improving Practice with technologies
- Facilitating Masters students learning with synchronous facilitated online discussions using Web 2.0 social networking technologies
- Academic Tutor, Masters in ICT in Education module
- Critical Reader, Open University Masters in Education module
International AIDS Society, Geneva Switzerland, 2007 to 2010
Coordinator, Professional Development & Education Programmes
- Coordinating and overseeing the implementation of health education, training and mentoring programmes, by providing educational expertise, and collaborating with Programme Committees and Advisory Groups of leading HIV faculty, to develop robust curriculum and materials for health professionals (doctors, nurses, community social workers, clinic managers and researchers) at HIV & AIDS Conferences
- Conducting needs assessments, global online application and selection processes, logistics, communications, seminar and workshop adult learning design and development, on-site facilitation, mentoring strategy, evaluation plan and tools, data analysis and research report writing, budgeting, follow-up action planning
- Revitalizing the workshops programme at the AIDS conference by process improvements, developing a concept and model of practice for blended learning, and integrating educational technologies to develop a suite of symposia for Science, Leadership & Community tracks, for the AIDS conference, based on clear learning objectives leading to outcomes-oriented programmes
- Developing programmes and facilitating on-site for HIV community workshops, consultations and leadership summits, to strengthen the capacity of people living with HIV and fighting AIDS.
- Developing and coordinating strategic educational partnerships with AuthorAID, The Lung Union (TB), NIH, WHO TDR, Commonwealth of Learning, The Global Fund, and private donors and funders to secure valuable input and resources for implementation, and to assist in programme development
- Piloting, developing and implementing e-learning collaborative programmes, curriculum and materials development, such as online Scientific Writing Mentoring Programme for AIDS 2008, IAS 2009 and AIDS 2010 conferences, and Learn Share HIV AIDS community of practice
- Developing an online portal for HIV AIDS open education courses, resources, and support to strengthen self-directed, on-demand professional learning beyond physical conferences
Centre for Research into Pedagogy and Practice, National Institute for Education, Singapore, 2005-2006
- Conducted action research to improve teachers’ performance – as an integral member of a 2-year research team on Collaborative Curriculum Development in 5 schools with 30 teachers
- Observation, mentoring, training workshop design, writing research reports, integrating and teaching social science research methodologies, data analysis, and scientific writing skills to build teachers’ confidence as reflective practitioners.
- Conducted formative evaluation research into the variables affecting school and home literacy practices and reading habits - as an integral member of a research team on adolescent literacy practices in 5 schools with 200 students and 5 teachers in 5 English language classrooms.
- Writing case study reports and recommendations, designing educational interventions to integrate social context into school curriculum, to enhance learner motivation, confidence and proficiency, and build learners’ capacity for lifelong learning.
- Conducted ethnographic research at schools – as an integral member of a research team on building pedagogic and curriculum capacity in teachers in 5 schools with 30 teachers and 100 at-risk vulnerable students.
- Observing teachers’ work, interviewing key informants, developing training activities, and coaching teachers at schools to develop their capacity to plan and teach with special focus on understanding and practising curriculum design and assessment, to improve student performance outcomes and engagement.
- Singh, G. (2012). Nature Blog: Online Mentoring for Improving Scientific Literacy
- Singh, G. & Walsh, C.S (2012). The Advocate Op-Ed: Digital Ways of Preventing HIV Are the Best Medicine
Refereed Journal Publications
- Singh, G. (2013). Disrupting the Implementation Gap with Digital Technology in Healthcare Distance Education: Critical Insights from an e-Mentoring Intensional Network Practitioner Research Project European Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning. Vol. 16, Iss. 1, pp. 66-77.
- Olakulehin, F. K. & Singh, G. (2013). Widening access through openness in higher education in the developing world: A Bourdieusian field analysis of experiences from the National Open University of Nigeria Open Praxis, Vol. 5, Iss. 1, pp. 31-40.
- Singh, G. & Walsh, C.S. (2012).Transforming e-democracy for equity and social justice: We Decide Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy, Vol. 6 Iss: 4, pp. 328 - 332.
- Singh, G. & Walsh, C.S (2012). Prevention is a solution: Building the HIVe. Editorial, Special Issue Digital Culture & Education, 4/1.
- Schenk, L. & Singh, G. (2012).Bringing sexy back into gay men’s community empowerment for HIV prevention, care and support: The Poz & Proud approach Digital Culture & Education, 4/1.
- Sandars, J., Singh, G., Kokotailo, P. (2012). The importance of social and collaborative learning for online continuing medical education (OCME): Directions for future development and research Medical Teacher, 34, 649-652.
- Sandars, J., Singh, G., McPherson, M. (2012). Are we missing the potential of action research for transformative change in medical education? Education for Primary Care, 23.
- Singh, G. (2011). An online abstract mentoring program for junior researchers and health care professionals. Distance Education, 32/2, 229-242.
- Singh, G. (2010). Online mentoring for Scientific Writing - a case study. Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 7/1, 19-29, available at [Online Mentoring]
- Singh, G. (2009). Review of IADIS e-learning 2009 conference Digital Culture and Education Journal, 1/2.
- Singh, G. and Richards, J. (2006). Teaching and Learning in the Language Teacher Education Course Room: Beyond a Community of Practice view. Regional English Language Centre Journal, 37/2, 149-175.
Refereed Book Chapters
- Singh, G. et. al.(forthcoming). Healthcare Electronic Continuing Professional Development: 5 Key Design Features to Improve Impact In Trentin, G.(Ed.) Networked Learning in Medical Education. Springer.
- Molinari, F. McPherson, M., Singh, G. (2013). Democratising E-Democracy: A Roadmap for Impact. In Baum, S. and Mahiznan, A. (Eds). E-governance and Social Inclusion: Handbook of Concepts and Cases. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
- Singh, G. and Richards, J. (2009). Teaching and Learning in the Course Room. In Burns, A. (Ed.) Cambridge Handbook on Second Language Teacher Education. New York: Cambridge University Press.
- Singh, G. et. al, (2013). Structural constructivism as an epistemology for professional e-learning: Implications and Recommendations for the design of eCPD Pedagogical Models IADIS 2013, Prague, Czech Republic.
- Singh, G. et. al, (2012). 10 key features to improve the impact of online healthcare CPD on practice and patient care: A critical interdisciplinary review of the literature AMEE 2012, Lyon, France.
- Singh, G. (2012). The importance of a reflexive edge to realist medical education research to improve impact on policy and practice IMPACT 2012, 2-3 August 2012, School of Education, University of Manchester, UK.
- Singh, G. (2012). Improving the impact of online continuing professional development: A reflexive network model. e/merge 2012, 16-18 July 2012 online conference presentation and Q&A session.
- Singh, G. (2012). Improving learning by improving practice? Building a reflexive network to enable smarter inter-professional collaboration. e-learning 2.0 Conference, 7-8 June 2012, University of Brunel Business School, London.
- Singh, G. (2012). Strategic reflexive experiments: Disrupting the randomized control trial? White Rose Doctoral Training Centre Spring Conference 2012, University of York, 2nd May 2012.
- Singh, G. et. al, (2012). Healthcare continuing professional development through reflexive networks: disrupting online communities of practice ProPEL 2012, Stirling, Scotland.
- Walsh, C. & Singh, G. (2012). Building the HIVe: Disrupting Biomedical HIV/AIDS Research with Gay Men, Other MSM and Transgenders AERA 2012, April 2012, Vancouver, Canada.
- Singh, G. (2012). What are the main barriers and benefits for improving practice with Web 2.0 learning tools for UK rural doctors? Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law Graduate School Postgraduate Research Conference, 23rd March 2012, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK. 2nd Prize Poster
- Singh, G. (2011). Reflexive Networking: A conceptual framework for online healthcare CPD to improve impact on practice and patient care ASME Researching Medical Education Conference, 16th November, London.
- Singh, G. (2011). Improving healthcare practice with online continuing professional development (CPD): A research proposal on the use and impact of facilitated synchronous discussions Medical Education Research Development 4th Annual Yorkshire Meeting, 14th June 2011, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK. Runner Up
- Singh, G. (2011). Producing change to healthcare practices: Designing networks of reflexive professionals for cost-effective online continuing professional development ESSL Annual Postgraduate Research Conference, 10 May 2011, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.
- Singh, G. and Walsh, C. (2011). Logging on for sexual health: Integrating digital and social sciences approaches for HIV Prevention and Care Masculinity and Sexual Health: Experiences of Men from Ethnic and Sexual Minority Communities Conference LSE, London, UK, February 2011. invited talk
- Singh, G. (2010). Distance learning for health professional development in resource-limited settings: A review of evaluation approaches and outcomes First Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, Montreux, Switzerland, November 2010.
- Singh, G. (2010). We Write Better Together: e-Mentoring to Induct Developing Country Researchers into Scientific Literacy Practices The Fifth International Conference of Learning International Networks Consortium (LINC), May 23-26, 2010, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA.
- Singh, G. (2010). Synergizing capacity building with health conferences 3rd Annual NIH Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation, March 15-16, 2010, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.
- Singh, G. & Thomas, C. (2009). The change we want to see - the community forum statement 9th ICAAP Conference, Bali, Indonesia, USA.
- Singh, G. (2009). Online Abstract Mentoring for Inducting early-career researchers into scientific literacy practices: Experiences from the International AIDS Conferences IADIS E-learning 2009 conference, Algarve, Portugal, June 2009. Awarded Best Paper.
- Singh, G. (2009) The added value of community involvement in public health/HIV research: An abstract review of the concept AIDS Impact 2009 conference, Gabarone, Botswana, September 2009.
- 3-Os Action Learning Model
- Online Mentoring
- Community Media space on WikiEducator
- HIV AIDS Portal
- HIV AIDS Treatment Literacy (DRAFT) - for COL / Caribbean Community Media practitioners
- Future Musings
Diplomas, Certification, Courses
- 2012 - Social Media Training
- 2012 - International Comparative Research
- 2012 - Data Protection & Research
- 2012 - Assessing Student Work
- 2011 - Leadership in Action
- 2011 - Fieldwork Risk Assessment
- 2011 - Research Ethics
- 2010 - Developing Open Education Resources
- 2010 - Building & Facilitating Online Communities
- 2009 - Training the Trainer-Coach for Effective Performance
- 2008 - Successful Project Management
- 2003 - Teaching English to Business People, LCCI Certificate
- 2000 - Cambridge Certificate of Teaching to Adults
My Research and Innovation
- Reflexive Pedagogy
- The 3-Os Action Learning Model
- User:Gurmit/Community Research
- User:Gurmit/Positive Leadership
- Online Mentoring to Improve Scientific Writing
Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted. -- Martin Luther King Jr.
Wiki is like a virus. Once it gets inside you, you go outside and put it inside others. Soon, it's a wikidemic.