By Thiam Seng Koh, Sai Choo Lee
This e-book seeks to give a finished evaluation of Singapore's ICT Masterplans in schooling, offering a unprecedented behind-the-scenes examine coverage making plans, in addition to the teachings learnt and insights received from the prior decade of using ICT in educating and studying. considering the fact that 1997 (when the 1st Masterplan was once introduced) to 2008, colleges and lecturers have made nice strides of their use of ICT for schooling in any respect degrees: fundamental, secondary and junior collage. The seeds of this modification have been planted within the Pioneer Years (1980 1996) which marked the pre-Masterplan interval, they usually started to germinate within the momentous starting place Years (1997 2002) whilst the 1st Masterplan acquired underway. the following interval of the enticing Years (2003 2008) outlines the expansion of the second one Masterplan, whereas the long run Years current the imaginative and prescient of what the way forward for ICT will seem like in Singapore faculties in 2009 and past.
This accomplished insurance of the evolution of ICT use in Singapore faculties contains perspectives and reflections from key members focused on the making plans and implementation of the 2 ICT Masterplans, scholars, lecturers, ICT specialists, and coverage makers. it is usually articles detailing major tasks and programmes of the 1st and moment ICT Masterplans.
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From 1980–1982, training sessions were held to prepare the teachers for the new Computer Science course as well as the Computer Appreciation Clubs. Computer tables, projectors and other hardware had to be put in place, and cables and power points installed keeping the safety of the students in mind. qxd 7/9/2008 3:05 PM Page 17 1. Pioneer Years (1980 to 1996) 17 to equip teachers with skills in using software packages for teaching and learning. In 1994, the skills-based subject Computer Applications (CPA), was included as part of the new Normal (Technical) stream in Secondary schools.
In 1985, the Former Curriculum Development Institute of Singapore (CDIS) of MOE began exploring the use of CAI in Mathematics education. 3 This courseware guided learners in their problem solving tasks, and provided them immediate feedback. qxd 18 7/9/2008 3:05 PM Page 18 Information Communication Technology in Education the CAI courseware was not integral to the curriculum at that time, a significant number of Primary school teachers used it as their first attempt to apply ICT in their teaching.
Some of the courseware, such as Rainbow Rock, has won international awards. Rainbow Rock, a CD-ROM with games, activities, problems, and challenges, was awarded the Bronze World Medal for the Mathematics and Computer Science category at the 1999 New York Festivals Interactive Multimedia Competition (FIIMC) in Education. The New York FIIMC is an international awards competition which was started in 1992 to honour excellence in communications media. The Dynamic Mathematics Series was awarded first prize at the Macromedia User Conference on Education Multimedia in 1997.