Educational Technology Plan

Gain insights on the strategic focus of our Educational Technology (EdTech) Plan.

Overview

The EdTech Plan will guide the development of the technological ecosystem and key platforms for learning in primary schools to pre-university institutions. 

Building on the foundation laid by past plans, the plan seeks to:

  • Maintain a broad overall 10-year vision from 2020 to 2030.
  • Build agility in recognition of the emergent and rapid changes in technology.
The EdTech Plan is positioned as a rolling plan subject to regular reviews and updates. 

Vision

Over the next 5 to 10 years, educational technology will help make education more:

  • Self-Directed
    By developing pedagogy, tools and structures to help students develop intrinsic motivation and take ownership of their learning.
  • Personalised
    By creating learning experiences that customise the pace and path that cater to each child’s needs.
  • Connected
    By developing collaborative learning experiences and connecting students’ learning to the community and the world.
  • Human-centred
    By leveraging a data-driven understanding of how students’ interests, attitudes and motivations can optimise learning.

Vision Statements

Students: Future-ready digital learners
Self-directed learners who:
  • Are intrinsically motivated to learn.
  • Take ownership of their own learning.
  • Manage and monitor their learning independently.
  • Explore and sustain their interests beyond the curriculum.

Connected learners who continually learn by:
  • Collaborating with their peers, the community and the world.
  • Connecting a range of online and offline information sources.

Digital learners who leverage technology for learning and can:
  • Find, think, apply and digitally create.
  • Navigate the digital space in a safe and responsible way.
Teachers: Designers and facilitators of meaningful tech-mediated learning experiences
Designers of learning experiences who:
  • Design physical and virtual learning environments that empower students to learn.
  • Customise learning to cater to each student’s needs.
  • Iterate the design of learning experiences for continual improvements to student learning.

Skilful practitioners who facilitate active learning in students by leveraging:
  • Technology to mediate learning interactions between students and content, their teachers, their peers and the community.
  • Learning data to provide better feedback and targeted interventions to students.

Digital learners who continually develop themselves professionally to:
  • Learn and share digitally.
  • Keep up to date with technological developments for teaching and learning.
Schools: Responsive environments that support learning anytime, anywhere
Adopt an EdTech planning process that is user-centric and responsive to change, in order to:
  • Quickly adapt to emergent needs for teaching and learning.
  • Apply data-driven insights to continually improve teaching and learning practices and meet user needs.

Develop a school environment that supports seamless learning by:
  • Continually improving ICT infrastructure and systems to support teaching and learning in school and at home.
  • Reimagining learning spaces to enrich learning interactions beyond the classroom.
Active partners who support technology-enabled learning
Informed and supportive parents who:
  • Understand the benefits and potential risks of technology-enabled learning.
  • Have strategies and mindsets to support and scaffold students’ technology-enabled learning, especially at home.
Active community collaborators who can provide students with authentic learning opportunities, enabled by technology.

Committed industry partners whose resources and offerings can complement and support the EdTech Plan.

What is the EdTech learning experience like?

Students engage in multiple technology-mediated interactions with content, their peers, teachers and the community.

Student - Content
Students access personalised learning pathways — a range of e-learning activities to build their knowledge progressively. They can do this anytime and anywhere using personal learning devices (PLD) to learn at their own pace.

Student - Peer
Students connect with their peers online and in-person to engage in self-organised, collaborative, and interest-driven learning.

Student - Teachers
Teachers are skilful practitioners of e-pedagogy, using data-driven insights in the cognitive and affective aspects of learning.

Student - Community
Students extend their learning sphere to connect with the community and the world to enrich their learning.

Implementation focus

Supporting the EdTech Plan vision are the approaches and enablers.

Approaches

The following strategies help achieve student outcomes directly.

1. Empower students’ self-directed learning
Strategy 1: The Personal Learning Device (PLD) Initiative
  • Provide every secondary level student with a PLD to support personalisation of learning.
  • Support schools to integrate the use of PLDs into instructional programmes.
  • Provide students with seamless access and a technology-enhanced learning environment to learn anytime, anywhere.
Strategy 2: Blended Learning as a regular feature of the schooling experience
  • Provide students opportunities to apply self-directedness and self-management through Home-based Learning days.
  • Develop students’ intrinsic motivation and passion for learning through “student-initiated learning”, dedicated time and space for students to pursue interest-based activities.
2. Enhance personalisation of students’ learning experience
Strategy 1: Harness Artificial Intelligence (AI) to enhance teaching and learning
  • AI-enabled Student Learning Space (SLS) for every student.
  • Learning analytics capabilities that track students’ learning and make students’ progress and performance visible.
  • Digital resources (including textbooks) that support self-directed learning.
3. Connect students in collaborative networks
Strategy 1: Digital making
  • Provide students with opportunities to create artifacts using digital technology, including programming robots, coding applications, producing music, creating visual art, and learning digital fabrication techniques like 3D printing.
4. Harness technology for learner-centred assessments
Strategy 1: e-Formative Assessment
  • Assessment of a wider range of skills and competencies through technology. Done in the course of learning, this helps teachers and students evaluate progress.
Strategy 2: e-SBA (School-Based Assessment)
  • Ongoing graded technology-enabled assessments that are modelled on summative assessment, but used to evaluate and improve learning outcomes.
Strategy 3: National e-Examinations
  • Leverage affordances of technology to enhance authenticity and interactivity in national examinations. Technology is used to conduct authentic assessments, for example, through simulation and multimedia resources.

Enablers

The following enablers contribute to the intended outcomes indirectly through teachers, parents and stakeholders.

1. Develop teachers’ capacity for teaching with technology
Strategy 1: e-Pedagogy
  • Build teachers’ capacity to design, enact and assess with technology for active learning in class and online through initiatives, including professional development opportunities, teaching and learning guides, SLS resources and lesson designs, aligned to SkillsFuture for Educators (SFEd).
Strategy 2: Data literacy for all teachers
  • Develop teachers' ability to analyse and interpret students’ learning and assessment data to develop interventions, and to continually improve the design of learning experiences.
2. Strengthen digital safety, security and responsibility of students and teachers
Strategy 1: Enhanced cyber wellness and cyber security education
3. Enhance partnerships with parents and stakeholders to support learning
Strategy 1: Active parent engagement
  • Increase public awareness of MOE’s efforts for digital literacy by leveraging MOE’s communication channels.
  • Support parents by providing relevant resources and suggestions to ensure their children’s effective and safe learning with technology at home.
Strategy 2: Networking with community and industry
  • Develop a network of industry partners and community stakeholders to provide authentic learning opportunities and to address digital inclusion in all schools.
4. Create responsive structures and processes
Strategy 1: Responsive school environment
  • Enable schools’ systems and processes to support personalised and connected learning with technology, alongside traditional teaching.
Strategy 2: Classroom of the Future (CotF)
  • Deliver user-centric technological solutions to support connected and personalised learning.
Strategy 3: Agile methodology
  • Infuse the spirit and principles of agile methodology into the design and governance structures of the EdTech Plan.