Self-learning online portal to be launched in Singapore to expand educational horizons of students

To give a boost to self-learning and expand the educational horizons of students, schools in Singapore will be able to access an online portal from 2018, said the Ministry of Education (MOE) today.

“The online platform Singapore Student Learning Space (SLS) will support teaching and learning in all our schools. It will help empower our students to drive their own learning according to their needs and interests. By spurring our students to take greater ownership of their learning and work collaboratively with their peers, the SLS aims to support them towards becoming responsible future-ready learners,” said MOE in a press statement.

Online platform Singapore Student Learning Space (SLS)
The online platform Singapore Student Learning Space (SLS) will support teaching and learning in the schools of Singapore. Photo courtesy: seab.gov.sg

It added, “Learning is made more engaging through a variety of interactive resources such as videos, animations, simulations, games and quizzes. Authenticity is also enhanced, since many of these resources are developed in collaboration with industry and external partners to provide real-world context to concepts learnt in class.”

SLS will allow students to learn at their own pace, revisit concepts and read up on other areas of interest. The platform has materials that will enhance learning of various subjects including English, science, history, social studies and mathematics. 

The portal will be accessible anytime and anywhere, every student will have equal access to quality online learning resources through the SLS.

Teachers will also benefit from the portal, as it helps them in designing learning experiences that promote critical thinking and teamwork among their students. With SLS, teachers will find it easier to share lesson ideas within and across schools, allowing students to benefit from the wider range of resources, MOE said.

The ministry, in partnership with GovTech, will work with schools and teachers to gather feedback and develop the portal further to meet their needs before it is rolled out to all schools. 

The SLS will be rolled out to all schools in phases from 2018. Resources for major subjects across different grade levels will be made available to all primary and secondary schools, junior colleges and the centralised institute.

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