Dr. Tan Wee Kek is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Information Systems at the School of Computing, National University of Singapore (NUS). He graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy in Information Systems in 2013 and a Bachelor of Computing in Information Systems (1st Class Honours) in 2007, both from NUS.
His current research interests broadly focus on consumer-based information technology and technology-enhanced learning. He has published in high quality international journals such as Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Decision Support Systems, and Journal of Information Systems Education. He won the faculty-level Research Achievement Award in 2013 and was a nominee for the ACM SIGMIS 2009 Magid Igbaria Outstanding Conference Paper of the Year.
With a decade of teaching experience behind him, he is firmly committed to nurturing the next generation of future-ready IT technologists and leaders. He devised various pedagogical innovations such as the creation of the current information systems capstone project course, and the setting up of the IS Teaching Lab. Beyond the University’s boundary, he served as a member of the Syllabus Development Committee for A-Level Computing Syllabus with the Ministry of Education, Singapore, and as a member of the organising/technical committee for various national-level competitions such as WorldSkills Singapore. For his unwavering commitment to education excellence, he had won both the Faculty Teaching Excellence Award and University-level Annual Teaching Excellence Award for four consecutive years (2009-2012) cumulating in him being placed on the honour roll of both awards. He was also recently inducted as a fellow of the prestigious NUS Teaching Academy.
On being a part of the Academy…
It is a privilege to serve in the Teaching Academy alongside Fellows who are great teachers themselves, especially those who had taught and inspired me when I was a student in NUS myself. Standing on the shoulders of giants not only helps me to be a better teacher but also allows me to contribute more effectively to enhance the education endeavour at NUS. It takes ten years to grow a tree, but a hundred years to nurture a person. The Teaching Academy is an important institution in NUS for nurturing our next generation. I am humbled to be able to partake in this noteworthy cause.
- NUS Teaching Academy Fellowship (2017 to Present)
- NUS Annual Teaching Excellence Award Honour Roll (AY2012/13)
- NUS Annual Teaching Excellence Award (AY2009/10, AY2010/11, AY2011/12)
- NUS School of Computing Faculty Teaching Excellence Award Honour Roll (AY2010/11)
- NUS School of Computing Faculty Teaching Excellence Award (AY2008/09, AY2009/10, AY2010/11)
- NUS School of Computing Faculty Best Teaching Assistant Award (AY2007/08)