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Last Updated: 14 December 2022

Educational technology journey

Gain an overview of our educational technology journey since its early beginning in 1997 and across the respective master plans.

MOE’s Masterplans for ICT-in-Education are blueprints for developing an ICT-enriched environment for learning and teaching that transforms students’ experiences.

There have been 4 ICT-in-Education Masterplans since 1997. MOE's Masterplan for ICT-in-Education has been renamed the Educational Technology (EdTech) Plan from 2019 to reflect an evolving plan that better responds to the rapid changes in technology and driving forces affecting education. 

Our Journey

1997 to 2002

ICT-in-Education Masterplan 1 (mp1)

The mp1 laid a strong foundation for schools to harness information and communications technology (ICT). It provided basic infrastructure and equipped teachers with a basic level of digital competency, leading to technology being widely accepted for use in education.

2003 to 2008

ICT-in-Education Masterplan 2 (mp2)

The mp2 built on the foundation of the mp1 to strive for an effective and pervasive use of ICT in education. The key priorities were to ensure all schools achieve a baseline level of ICT use, while fully supporting schools that were ready to achieve higher levels of ICT use in education. It also aimed to strengthen the integration of ICT in curriculum and assessment.

2009 to 2014

ICT-in-Education Masterplan 3 (mp3)

The mp3 aimed to enrich and transform the learning environments of our students and equip them with the critical competencies and dispositions to succeed in a knowledge economy. This masterplan focused on self-directed learning, collaborative learning competencies and responsible use of ICT by our students.

2015 to 2019

ICT-in-Education Masterplan 4 (mp4)

The mp4 focused on quality learning, in alignment with MOE’s emphasis on student-centric and values-driven education. This included helping students gain knowledge through mastering subjects, acquire 21st Century Competencies and be responsible digital citizens.


Educational Technology (EdTech) Plan

The EdTech Plan guides the development of a technology-enriched school environment for teaching and learning. It adopts a responsive, agile approach and structure to help MOE react quickly to technological and contextual changes to ensure the effective use of EdTech for quality teaching and learning.