11 April 2022
In Singapore’s schools, technologies used to teach students have undergone substantial transformation over the years. Today, our students use Singapore Student Learning Space (SLS) online learning platform and Internet-enabled digital devices. The Ministry of Education has made significant investments in bringing the benefits of EdTech to students and schools over the years, providing schools with ICT hardware, software and infrastructure, deepening ICT competencies among teachers, and nurturing digital literacy among students.
Today, EdTech is integral to the education landscape because technologies like artificial intelligence, data science and robotics are increasingly applied in every aspect of life. Students need to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and values to work, live and learn responsibly and effectively with such technologies.
We can leverage technology to connect learners and enhance interactions. Digital forums enable students to participate in discussions within and beyond the classroom. Technology also allows students to benefit from more personalised learning experiences. For example, online quizzes can provide immediate feedback to students on their learning gaps, and allow students to quickly act on the feedback provided and extend their learning. Technology can also empower students to be more self- directed in their learning, and take greater ownership in pursuing their interests.