Dr Fei Victor LIM researches and teaches on multiliteracies, multimodal discourse analyses, and digital learning. He is interested in how teachers can design meaningful learning experiences as well as what and how students should be learning in today’s digital age. Asst Prof Lim is passionate about education and its value in improving in both personal and societal well-being. He believes that literacy education must be future-oriented and progress with the evolving contemporary communication landscape.
Asst Prof Lim is author of the book Designing Learning with Embodied Teaching: Perspectives from Multimodality published in the Routledge Studies in Multimodality. Victor’s work has appeared in journals, such as Cambridge Journal of Education, Computers and Composition, Educational Technology Research and Development, Functional Linguistics, Games & Culture, Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, Learning Media & Technology, Pedagogical Linguistics, School Effectiveness and School Improvement, Semiotica, Social Semiotics, and Visual Communication. He has published more than fifty journal articles, book chapters and professional articles. Asst Prof Lim has also been invited to present on his work internationally, such as in Africa, Australia, China, France, Indonesia, Taiwan, the United States, the United Kingdom, Sweden, and Switzerland.
Asst Prof Lim has experience as Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator of several research grants. He is presently Principal Investigator of an Educational Research Funding Programme project on “Integrating Multiliteracies into the English Language Classroom: Developing an Instructional Approach to Teach Multimodal Literacy (Critical Viewing and Effective Representing of Multimodal Texts)” (2019-2022), Start-up Grant for New Assistant Professor project on “Harnessing Transmedia Narratives for Literacy Development: Drawing Pedagogical Principles from Approaches in Multimodality” (2019-2020) and Planning Grant “Multimodality and Pedagogy (MaP): A Systematic Review” (2020-2021). Asst Prof Lim is also presently Co-Principal Investigator of an Educational Research Funding Programme project “WiREAD+: Augmenting the Validated Prototype Design of a Web-based Collaborative Critical Reading and Learning Analytics Environment Towards Scalability Readiness” (2019-2021).
Asst Prof Lim serves as a Consultant with the World Bank on digital skills. He is Editor for Multimodality & Society, Associate Editor for the Asia Pacific Journal of Education as well as Section Editor and Advisory Board for Designs for Learning. He also serves on the editorial board for Computers and Composition and is invited as peer reviewer for many journals. In Singapore, Asst Prof Lim serves on the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competences (PIAAC) Expert Advisory Group, SkillsFuture Singapore (2018-2021).
Asst Prof Lim was formerly Deputy Director, Technologies for Learning, and Lead Specialist (Level 3), Educational Technology, at the Singapore Ministry of Education (MOE). He has experience in translational research, policy formulation, and programme development, with a focus on how educational technology can improve teaching and learning. In his role, he contributed to the conceptualisation of the Fourth Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in Education Masterplan to nurture future-ready and responsible digital learners, the development of strategies and initiatives for MOE’s translational research, innovations, and scaling efforts, as well as the strengthening of cyber wellness education in Singapore.
Before his posting to MOE headquarters, he was General Paper teacher, level head, and school staff developer in a junior college, and was an adjunct lecturer on sociolinguistics at a university in Singapore. He was a recipient of the Singapore Public Service Commission Scholarship and the National University of Singapore (NUS) Research Scholarship for his undergraduate and postgraduate studies. He was also a research scholar in the Multimodal Analysis Lab, Interactive Digital Media Institute at NUS, where he was awarded the MOE PhD Postgraduate Scholarship and NUS Research Scholarship.