Our Team

Naomi and Li Ping are both experienced academics and practitioners in their respective fields of second language education and digital media. Utilising their combined expertise, they founded EdTech Trends in 2018 to address to provide consultancy and design services for educational technologies to schools, companies and universities.
Dr Naomi Wilks-Smith

Dr Naomi Wilks-Smith

Lecturer and Language Learning Specialist

Naomi is an experienced teacher who has taught in a variety of educational settings in Australia, New Zealand and Japan. She has taught in mainstream classrooms, language centres, bilingual schools, and has been a specialist teacher of Japanese. She is currently a University Lecturer of Languages and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. She also carries out research in the field of second language education. Naomi has a passion for Japan and all things Japanese, loves the beach, enjoys dining with friends and spending time with her family.

Dr Li Ping Thong

Dr Li Ping Thong

Lecturer and Digital Media Specialist

As a digital media designer and lecturer, Dr Li Ping Thong has vast experience practicing, teaching and researching in a myriad range of digital media specialisations, including 2D/3D animation, interactive media, app development, motion design, digital illustration, e-learning technologies, serious games, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). Li Ping is an experienced educator, having over 12 years of higher education teaching experience across Malaysia, Vietnam and Australia.