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Singapore Tertiary Institution Partners Industry to Enhance Digital Learning
Source: futuregov.asia
Source Date: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government, Knowledge Management in Government, Citizen Engagement, Internet Governance
Country: Singapore
Created: Apr 15, 2014

Republic Polytechnic (RP), a tertiary institution in Singapore with 15,000 students, will be working with Popular e-Learning to enhance the quality and effectiveness of interactive digital learning solutions to keep pace with the evolving learning needs of students.


The two year agreement will formalise and extend RP’s existing collaboration with Popular e-Learning.


Popular e-Learning currently offers internship positions to students from RP’s Diploma in Interactive and Digital Media through the Industry Immersion Programme (IIP), which allows students the opportunity to put into practice the skills and techniques gained through their diploma course in areas such as storyboarding, 3D rendering and video production.


In addition, the collaboration provides a platform for outstanding students’ final year projects to be adapted for commercialisation and implementation.


In the first year of the agreement, a total of three student final year projects will be undertaken in collaboration with Popular e-Learning. With the support of experienced staff from both organisations, RP students will gain invaluable experience in conceptualising and designing print and digital media products in the education field to make learning enjoyable.


Popular e-Learning Holdings Limited had positive feedback about the contribution of past batches of IIP students in enhancing the company’s digital learning products and solutions. This factor was instrumental in the formalisation of the agreement, which will allow both institutions to jointly develop more innovative and vibrant e-learning solutions.


“We are pleased to collaborate with an established brand name like Popular e-Learning. We believe that this MOU will open up new opportunities for our Infocomm students to work with industry partners and produce work at a level relevant to industry needs. We are also hopeful that this collaboration will pave the way for more opportunities between RP and Popular to work together to produce more innovative digital e-learning solutions,” said Boo Chong-Han, Director, School of Infocomm, Republic Polytechnic.


“RP embraces Problem-based Learning which too, is our approach towards holistic learning. By working with experienced educators from RP through sharing of experiences and resources, we hope to ignite students’ passion for digital learning and bring about innovative solutions for the next generation of preschool education learning needs - transforming the students from learners to teachers.”, said Christine Chiang, Senior Director, Popular e-Learning.

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