The National Digital Literacy Programme (NDLP) was launched in March 2020 to make digital learning inclusive by equipping students with digital literacies to be future-ready.
As part of NDLP, MOE announced in 2020 that every secondary school student will own a school-prescribed personal learning device (PLD) by end-2021.
The aims of NDLP are to:
Support the Development of Digital Literacies
Support self-directed and collaborative learning
Enhance Teaching and Learning
Watch the video to have a better understanding of how NDLP strengthens Digital Literacy.
Student And Teacher Experiences
Watch the videos to hear the students' and teachers' voices about NDLP.
How Will Your Child Be Using Their PLDs?
They will use their PLDs to access platforms such as the Student Learning Space (SLS), Google Workspace, Slido, Mentimeter, Kahoot, Nearpod, Padlet, to:
To support their learning experiences
To review their learning and close learning gaps
To collaborate with their peers and teachers
To continue to learn during home-based learning (HBL)
To explore topics of their personal interests and preferences
To learn and make use of digital tools such as calendaring and note-taking applications to enhance personal productivity and develop life skills
Digital Applications for Students
As part of the NDLP, schools will progressively roll out ICT applications that are vital to students’ educational journey. These applications will form an integral part of the applications installed in the PLDs:
Every secondary school student will be given an iCON account that provides access to email and Google productivity tools.
Every secondary school student will be able to access and use Microsoft Office tools that include Word, PowerPoint and Excel on their PLD.
Every secondary school student will be given a Zoom free account [with a 40 mins time limit] using the Student iCON for the students’ video conferencing needs.
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Supporting Students in the Safe and Effective Use of PLDs
The school has put measures in place to enable a safe and conducive learning environment for students to use PLDs for teaching and learning as follows:
School and classroom routines
Cyber Wellness Education
Device Management Application (DMA)
Classroom Management and Routines
Cyber Wellness Education
MOE has enhanced Character and Citizenship Education (CCE 2021) to significantly incorporate cyber wellness to educate students on the demands of NDLP.
Topics covered in the Cyber Wellness lessons include:
As parents, you can also play a part by
modelling good digital habits for your child,
knowing your child well, and have conversations with your child about safe and responsible use of technology,
setting ground rules for internet use,
navigating the internet together with your child to understand their usage.
To support you in keeping your child safe online, you may refer to these resources: