Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has launched eight mobile-learning courses aimed at upskilling working professionals – both alumni and the public.
The courses cover highly relevant and current topics such as data analytics, cybersecurity and modern software technologies, NTU said in a press statement.
They will be offered through a new mobile application learning platform known as DeltaKnEW Academy, developed by NTU's College of Professional and Continuing Education (PACE College) and the Delta-NTU Corporate Lab.
The mobile app is now available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play.
The mobile-learning courses were announced at NTU's inaugural Learning Technologies Festival on October 13, which featured micro-seminars and sharing sessions by industry partners.
The talks touched on diverse topics such as blockchain, robotics application and achieving success, NTU said in a press statement.
The Festival also features an exhibition on the latest learning technologies, such as virtual reality, augmented reality and mobile learning technologies.
Reaffirming the university's commitment to engage its alumni and promote lifelong learning, NTU President Professor Subra Suresh said, "Lifelong learning is very important, and more so with the rise of Industry 4.0 where we are seeing how technology is disrupting the way we live, work and play. We need to keep abreast of new skills and technologies, and we want to help our alumni to do so too, for their personal growth and development.
"As such, we have launched our very first Learning Technologies Festival especially for our alumni. The Festival aims to inspire our alumni, both young and old, to discover the latest technology trends and innovation, and learn through such new technologies."
To encourage NTU alumni to sign up for the new courses, applicants can apply for SkillsFuture subsidies of between 70 to 90 per cent, depending on eligibility.
To further offset the course fees, alumni can utilise their NTU Alumni Course Credits which may see them pay only a nominal fee from the original $400 fee per course.
The new mobile-learning courses add to the 65 existing Industry 4.0 courses under the SkillsFuture initiative offered by NTU. In total, NTU offers 185 SkillsFuture courses.