Welcome Message by Mdm Goh Mee Mee, N3 Cluster Superintendent, Schools DivisionW
I am pleased to welcome you to this year’s N3 9th ICT Symposium. Over the years, the Symposium has grown from strength to strength, providing a platform for like-minded educators within the cluster to learn from one another innovative ICT-based pedagogical practices.
This year, the Symposium theme “Empowering Learners, Nurturing Responsible Users of Technology” seeks to reinforce the role of ICT which is to prepare our children to be future-ready learners and responsible digital citizens in the changing world. Technology has always been harnessed in schools to enhance the quality of education. In line with MOE’s direction to help students develop a broad and deep foundation, as well as 21st century competencies, for life-long learning, it is envisaged that the affordances of ICT can bring about greater efficiency , higher connectivity and enhance collaboration. It is an educational ideal that the learning process is customized to the unique needs and interests of each learner, and that learning can take place anytime and anywhere. The Singapore Student Learning Space (SLS) is a good example of how students are able to access resources and learn at the appropriate ability level. Access to quality digital resources brings about equitable opportunities to quality learning. It also increase teachers’ productivity as they are able to adopt and adapt ready lesson ideas and materials from a curated repository.
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 Compassvale 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