Dr. Mak Wai Keong is an avid technopreneur whose motivation is to help people and organizations to
“Make Learning Simple, Fun, and Effective.”
Entrepreneur | Educational Technologist | Educator | Ednnovator
Dr. Mak is the CEO of Edtrix Solutions, an entity for educational and technology training and consultancy. He is also the CEO of Edtrix Innovation Pte. Ltd. that focuses on the use of Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) for Teaching and Learning. The company also developed SmartzWerkz™ – an online Assessment platform that is in transition via A.I. to be adaptive and automate the grading of assessments.
Dr. Mak has a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.). He completed his Masters of Science (MSc) degree in Management of Technology in 2000. In 1994, he obtained his Bachelor of Science (Merit) in Chemistry and Mathematics.
Dr. Mak is also a Smart Education Consultant, focusing on three areas of Smart Education, namely (1) Automated Grading of Essays; (2) Adaptive Learning and Assessment, and (3) Learning Companion.
He is on the Academic Board of Ngee Ann Academy (term 2 March 2020 – 28 February 2022) to advise the Academy on its Curricular, as well as its Educational Technologies implementations for Teaching and Learning.
Being passionate in research and training, he ventured into the academic and research domains as a lecturer at Temasek and Ngee Ann Polytechnic. His research capacity started at SIM University as a Research Associate, and National Institute of Education (Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practices (CRPP). He is author and co-author of numerous international journals and conference papers. He was able to apply his experience in Learning Technology areas at the Singapore Polytechnic and Yale-NUS College, where he was the Associate Director for Educational Resources & Technology.
At the Institute for Adult Learning (IAL), Innovation Lab (iN.LAB), he curated four major learning initiatives, namely InnovByte, InnovLogue, InnovJam, and InnovPlus, that are still in the running. He started his career in the area of training and multimedia development, and Managing Director and Founder of Pyrady Systems Inc Pte Ltd in 1997 to focus on multimedia training development for the telecommunications and semiconductor industries.
Books in progress:
- Coping With Death – e.g. a Medical Doctor’s patient died in his care (not due to negligence) – how did the doctor feel and what are his coping strategies. A quantitative and qualitative look into the inner voices of these professionals – medical professions, judges, lawyers, prosecutors, the executioners, etc.
- Smart Education in Smart Cities: A book dedicated to the form of education in Smart Cities – with discussion on the role of education since Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and John Locke.
- E-Book: Struggle with keeping a job and new business: Bipolar Disorder- a personal account of my struggle with holding a permanent job and doing my own business for a person with bipolar disorder. This will be released soon.
- A chapter on Smart Education in the forthcoming book: The DNA of Smart Cities – coauthored with the members of the Smart Cities Network.