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Digital Society Education – No more Ranking from Exam results

As the number 1 in the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) education rankings 2016, Singapore is now taking one further step to improve and adapt the educational system to the digital society.  Ong Ye Kung, Education Minister of Singapore, says: “Learning is not a competition”. In this spirit, the Ministry of Education (MOE) is planning a series of changes that all are aimed at discouraging comparisons between student performance and encourage individuals to… Continue reading

PM of Singapore and the CEO of IDEO on Design Thinking to shape the World

eLearningworld News The old industrial society was built with systemic plans, labour division and growing mass markets with the one-size-fits-all concept. All of this has proven to be contra-productive in shaping the evolving digital society. In this spirit, and if we turn the outlook to find a workable method, we will find design thinking. Here follow two interesting perspectives of how to shape the society from the prerequisites of design thinking. In a speech at… Continue reading

Flipping the classroom, innovative Learning Hub shows the way

eLearningworld News The Arc is a new innovative learning hub equipped with the latest tools for flipping the classroom. It is now being launched by the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore (NTU Singapore) and includes 56 smart classrooms. In the flipped classroom students learn the course content online before class. Then in class, the time is devoted to collaborative learning with their professors and other students. The goal is that at least 50 percent of… Continue reading