Press Release Date: 27 Aug 07|
A Training on Learning Through Interactive Digital Media
More Than 130 Vice-Principals, Heads of Department and teachers from the Ministry Of Education will get tips from Mr John Sanders, Head of Production Resources, Lucasfilm Animation Company, Singapore, on how to teach using Interactive Digital Media (IDM). The seminar will be held at 2.30 pm on Tuesday, 28 August 07, at Auditorium 2 of Temasek Polytechnic.
Temasek Polytechnic will also announce the launch of the Specialist Diploma in Interactive Edutainment which will see its first run in January 2008. This course is designed to equip educators with the skills to develop engaging teaching environments and materials for students. The objective is to transform classrooms so that students learn in digital environments that they are familiar with.
Teachers from Pasir Ris and Canberra Primary Schools who have worked with Temasek Information Technology School on interactive edutainment projects will showcase what they have created and successfully used to engage learners. Temasek Information Technology School will also share how it is using virtual environments like Second Life to teach subjects like Introduction to Computer Games. In addition, it will showcase how their own students have created a virtual environment that is stimulating and familiar where they can meet tutors and work on assignments.
'Engage to Educate' is organised by Temasek Polytechnic and supported by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA).
|2.30pm||Welcome and Opening Remarks by Director, Temasek Info Tech School, Ms Lim Sok Keow|
|2.45pm||Address by Guest of Honour, Ms Christina Gan, Senior Director, Infocomm Security and Manpower Development, IDA|
|3.00pm||Address by Guest Speaker, Mr John Sanders, Head of Production Resources, Lucasfilm Animation Company Singapore B.V. |
|3.30pm||Information Session on Specialist Diploma in Interactive Edutainment by Mr Ng Koon Seng, Deputy Director (Academic and Administration), Temasek Info Tech School|
|3.50pm||Project Presentation and Sharing by Pasir Ris Primary School – Mrs Polly Chew, HOD/Maths and Mr Tony Hui, HOD/IT|
|4.10pm||Project Presentation and Sharing by Canberra Primary School – Mr Shoeb Burhanuddin, HOD/IT & School Staff Developer|
|4.30pm||Project Presentation – IDM Projects developed by Students by Mr Woo Boon Seong, Section Head (Interactive Digital Media), Temasek Info Tech School|
|4.40pm||Project Presentation - Second Life by Mr Jet Lim, Lecturer (Game & Entertainment Technology), Temasek Info Tech School|
|4.50pm||Question & Answer Session chaired by Mr Ng Koon Seng, Deputy Director (Academic and Administration), Temasek Info Tech School|
|5.00pm||End of Programme|