Open Learning in Singapore

Saw, Alvin and Koh, Thiam Seng (2004) Open Learning in Singapore. In: Seminar Nasional UT - SEAMOLEC 2004, 2-3 September 2004, Universitas Terbuka.


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Although Open Learning is not a concept that is widely used in Singapore public education institutions, we shares that Open Learning is of strategic importance to Singapore education as the country prepares to meet the challenges of a knowledge-driven economy. We propose three principles that form the wheel of Open Learning, which can be “turned” by ICT as a driver. The three principles are the ‘minimising of constraints to access to learning’, ‘Learner-Centred’ learning that include the recognition of ‘prior learning and experience’ and ‘flexible learning’. We shares that there are already examples of Singapore public educational institutions implementing aspects of Open Learning. These institutions have already a good ICT infrastructure in place to minimise access constraints to learning beyond the physical “classroom” boundaries. The challenge ahead for the Singapore public educational institutions in Open Learning is to be able to more fully articulate the latter two principles of Learner-Centred” learning and flexible learning.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information (ID): seameo04204.pdf
Uncontrolled Keywords: learning, ICT
Subjects: 300 Social Science > 370-379 Education (Pendidikan) > 370 Education (Pendidikan)
Divisions: Prosiding Seminar > UT-Seamolec 2004
Depositing User: Praba UT
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2016 01:52
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2019 07:59

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