Welcome Message by Mdm Goh Mee Mee, N3 Cluster Superintendent, Schools DivisionW
I am pleased to welcome you to this year’s N3 8th ICT Symposium. The idea of an ICT symposium was first conceptualized in 2011 when the cluster schools back then came together to share good practices among one another. Over the years, the Symposium has grown from strength to strength, providing a platform for professional exchange among cluster practitioners and the propagation of good practices amongst the cluster schools.
The fourth industrial revolution is the current and developing environment in which disruptive technologies and trends such as the Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, virtual reality (VR) and artificial intelligence (AI) are changing the way we live and work. The implications of these changes are profound but one thing is clear – as Educators, we must equip our students with the necessary competencies to race with and not race against technology. The symposium beckons the adventurers, the dreamers and the explorers of today’s digital age to embark on a journey of discovery, and together, sail towards exciting new horizons for our children.
This year, we are honoured to have Dr Elizabeth Koh, Assistant Dean (Research Support) and Research Scientist in the Learning Sciences and Innovation Program at the Office of Education Research, National Institute of Education (NIE) as our Guest-of-Honour. Dr Koh will be delivering this year’s keynote address in our Symposium and I am sure you will enjoy what she is about to share.
Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of the N3 ICT Symposium Organising Committee without whom this Symposium would not have been possible. I would also like to thank Edgefield Secondary School for hosting this year’s symposium.
I look forward to seeing you at the symposium and I wish all participants a fruitful and pleasant learning experience.
Mdm Goh Mee Mee
N3 Cluster Superintendent