Benson Soong is the founder of Learn More, a social entrepreneurship firm focused on helping students learn better, and co-founder and former Co-CEO and CLO of eLC Pte Ltd, a boutique eLearning firm well-known for their work in the Defence and Education sector in Singapore. Benson has also held the senior appointments in listed companies, namely Managing Director of Informatics Global Campus (Informatics Education Ltd) and Head of Instructional Design for Singapore Computer Systems Ltd (now NCS).
A prolific trainer and mentor in learning environments and learning science since 2001, Benson has direct, hands-on experience in implementing company-wide, government-wide, and industry-wide eLearning, and is actively involved in learning courseware design and consultancy. Some of his learning projects involved organisations like the Singapore Ministry of Defence, the Singapore Ministry of Education, Universitas 21 Global and Visa Business School.
Benson has been a Judge for Brandon Hall's Excellence in Learning Award since 2003, a Reviewer for the Informing Science & Information Technology Education Joint Conference since 2004, and serves on the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Interactive Learning Research, Journal of Information Technology Education, and Interdisciplinary Journal of Knowledge and Learning Objects, and Interdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Management.
Benson writes actively in the area of eLearning, knowledge management, and learning in general, and has written two books, three book chapters and numerous articles in these areas. His latest book “Study Less, Learn More!” was a Bestseller in Singapore in 2006.
Benson holds a PhD in Education from Cambridge University (which he did under a bursary from the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust), a MSc. from the National University of Singapore (which he did under a NUS postgraduate research scholarship), and a BSc. and BCom. from the University of Auckland, New Zealand (where he won the Senior Prize in MSIS).
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