PhD in Computing (Serious Games)

Coventry University, United Kingdom (2017)

Master of Multimedia (E-Learning Technologies)

Multimedia University, Malaysia (2007)

Bachelor of Multimedia (HONS) Film and Animation

Multimedia University, Malaysia (2005)

Graduate Certificate of Tertiary Teaching and Learning

RMIT University, Vietnam (2009)

Autodesk 3d Studio Max End User Certification (2007)

Final Cut Pro End User Certification (2006)

Lecturer, RMIT University, Melbourne – (2015 – current)
Lecturer of the Digital Media undergraduate program, teaching and course coordinate subjects within the areas of interactive media, web design, motion design and virtual reality.

Senior Lecturer, RMIT University Vietnam – (2008-2015)
Provide leadership in design education pedagogy, research, as well as program/course development and related functions of the Design Department.

Lecturer, Taylor’s University – (2006 – 2008)
Lecturer for multimedia subjects, cross teaching for foundation, diploma and degree programs for the School of Communication.

AV Application Specialist, Taylor’s University – (2005 – 2006)
AV Specialist for Media Hub facility. Provided ed-tech staff training and ran workshops for the university’s Teaching and Learning centre.

Freelance Designer –  (2005 – 2008)
Offered various multimedia design services. Undertook a range of projects such as 3d exhibition booth designs, web designs, desktop publishing etc.

Photographer  /  Graphic Designer, Fotorex Holdings Sdn Bhd — (2005)
Event photographer. Also extensively involved in advanced photo restoration and enhancement work for studio portraits.

Animator / Graphic Designer, Flextronics Asia — (2005)
Produced billboard and advertisement designs. Developed interactive application (UI, UX and coding) for touch screen kiosks.

Flash Animator and Line Artist, Fat Lizard – (2004)
2d Flash Animator and line artist for BB3B, animated television series aired on BBC.

Thong, LP., 2016, From Students to Design Practitioners – Implementing Role-Playing Experience in Digital Media Classes using Virtual Designer, a 3d Digital Role-Playing Game, Best Paper Award in ISTEL (International Symposium on Teaching, Education and Learning), Taiwan.

Thong, LP., 2013, Implementing a Cognitive Apprenticeship to Create a Situated Learning Environment for Advanced 3d Animation Students: Implications for Student Learning and Interaction, in TARC international conference 2013 on Innovation and Transformation in Teaching and Learning, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 291 – 297.

Thong, LP., Implementing Cognitive Apprenticeship to Create a Situated Learning Environment, (RESEARCH POSTER), presented at the Questacon Science Exhibithion, RMIT International University Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 26th April 2013.

Thong, LP., Digital Games: Promises and Challenges, presented at the First International Conference on Popular Culture and Education in Asia, Hong Kong, 14th December 2008.

Thong, LP. and Richardson, S., Role-Playing Games for Education, Proceedings of the 2008 Amazing E-Learning International Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, 7th-9th March 2008.

Thong, LP., 2017 – New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant: Digital Media Creative Collaboration (DMCC) – Australian Government Grant – AUD49,500

Thong, LP., 2017 – XperienceVR Studio – Industry Funding (Chief Investigator) – AUD15,000

Thong, LP., 2017 – Voice Story App – RMIT R & I Research Translation Seed Fund (Team Investigator) – AUD25,000