The National Digital Literacy Programme (NDLP) was launched in March 2020 to equip students with digital literacies to be future-ready.
Under NDLP, MOE announced in 2020 that every student will own a school-prescribed personal learning device (PLD) by end-2021. The PLDs will be used in tandem with the national e-learning platform – the Singapore Student Learning Space (SLS) – as well as other educational technology to personalise and enhance students’ learning. This will enable students to acquire digital skills and apply these skills as they navigate an increasingly digitalised world.
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Intended Outcomes of Personalised Digital Learning Programme (PDLP)
There are 3 intended outcomes of the 1:1 personalised learning environment. The use of the personal learning devices for teaching and learning will
- Support the development of digital literacies, where students will learn digital skills such as gathering and evaluating information online, interacting with the online community, and creating digital products.
- Support students’ self-directed and collaborative learning, where students may access and acquire knowledge about a topic of their interest beyond the curriculum. They can also share and build on one another’s ideas, and refine their own understanding.
- Enhance Teaching & Learning. 1:1 learning environment allows teachers and students to harness technology for greater effectiveness in teaching. For example, instructions, activities and feedback for each student could be more tailored and relevant to students’ learning needs.
CHIJ SJC’s Personal Learning Device
At SJC, your child/ward will be using her Personal Learning Device (PLD) for active learning in all subjects, including the conduct, completion and submission of authentic learning/inquiry tasks that require research, digital creation and collaborative learning. The device that the students will be purchasing is intended for Teaching & Learning purposes, and device affordability for all students is one of the key considerations. The school has chosen a chromebook as it offers a seamless integration of Google Classroom affordances and complements the incorporation of the students’ move into the MOE Student iCON email-platform which is Google-based.
Use of Edusave
If your child/ward is a Singapore citizen, you can use your child’s/ward’s Edusave to pay partly or fully for the PLD. A student, who is a Singapore citizen, can use up to the available Edusave balance in her Edusave account to pay for the PLD after setting aside provision for payment of 2nd tier miscellaneous fees. MOE has provided a one-off Edusave top-up in 2020, to all eligible Singaporean students in primary and secondary schools. This is on top of the annual Edusave contribution for secondary students and primary students.
Parents/guardians can also choose to pay cash for the PLD. Please note that it is compulsory for all existing students on the MOE Financial Assistance Scheme to use their Edusave to pay for the PLD, after subsidies have been granted.
Funding Support for Non-Singapore Citizen Students
Permanent residents (PR) and international students (IS) who need support can apply for subsidies, particularly those whose Gross Household Income (GHI) is below $4000 or Per Capita Income (PCI)# is below $1000.
For more details, please approach the school.
Supporting Students in the Safe and Effective Use of the Devices
The school has in place some measures to enable a safe and seamless learning environment for students. The role of the parent is also key in partnering the school to support your child.
To support you in keeping your child safe online, you may refer to these resources:
- Parent Handbook (I) on Learning with a PLD
- Parent Handbook (I) on 1-to-1 Learning
- Parent Kit on Cyberwellness
- National Library’s Learning & Information Literacy Resources
- Media Literacy Council
- TOUCH Community Services
Should there be any further queries or clarification, you may contact the school at firstname.lastname@example.org