11th October 2023
The Ministry of Education and primary schools are exploring ways to better equip primary school pupils with digital literacy skills.
MOE said the teachers involved observed that Personal Learning Devices enhanced pupil engagement, collaboration and content mastery. But as the use of digital devices for learning should be developmentally appropriate, MOE said it will not be providing primary school pupils with PLDs for now.
PLDs have been issued to every secondary school student since 2021. Since then, there has been a sizeable shift towards digital learning in secondary schools. Digital assessment is likewise becoming more prevalent at the GCE O levels: 60 examination papers are now offered in electronic modes, such as e-oral, e-written, computer-based practical and e-coursework.