A new online learning portal will be rolled out to all schools, from primary to junior college level, in Singapore by the end of May, said the Ministry of Education (MOE) in response to media queries, reported ChannelNews Asia.
Last August, Singapore Student Learning Space (SLS) was piloted at about 62 primary and secondary schools in the Lion City which evoked an effective response among the students. After that, the portal has been effectively rolled out to other schools in phases from February onwards.
SLS is an online learning platform that contains curriculum-aligned resources and learning tools. The main aim of the platform is to help students in enhancing the learning of various subjects including science, history, social studies and mathematics.
With the help of SLS, students are able to learn anytime, anywhere, and at their own pace, whether independently or with their peers. Teachers are also able to use the SLS to complement their classroom teaching, further enriching students’ learning experience.
MOE has said that response from teachers and students have been positive so far.
Telling about her experience, Lu Suxin, English language teacher at East Spring Secondary School, said, “In the recent mid-year examinations, I saw some improvement in the quality of students’ answers on how they are able to answer questions and interpret the different literary devices given to them.”
She has been using the portal during its pilot phase to teach students how to analyse language and text and has seen improvement in her students’ work.
The online portal also encourages collaborative learning through peer assignment assessments.
Students can discuss their answers with other students through the portal and teachers can give feedback and bridge learning gaps.