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A/P Manu Kapur’s research on implicit gender stereotypes and math achievement featured in The Straits Times

A/P Manu Kapur’s research on implicit gender stereotypes and math achievement featured in The Straits Times, in an article entitled " "Belief that "maths is for boys" = Top marks for all" " on "Home" section, page "B1", on 15 July 2014.

Dr Wong Lung Hsiang was commended for organising two panels on the inter-discourse between learning technology and the learning

Dr Wong Lung Hsiang has recently organised and chaired two panels at International Conference on Computers in Education 2013 (Bali, Indonesia; November 2013) and Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education 2014 (Shanghai, China; May 2014) respectively. Both panels shared the same theme, " Ideating cross-pollination: A marriage in the making between technology-enhanced learning (TEL) and the learning sciences", except that the GCCCE panel was Mandarin-speaking. The idea was to invite younger researchers who are either focusing on the learning sciences or TEL research, but are also having sufficient understanding in the research epistemology and methodology of the other side to share their opinions on the two lines of research, perhaps by relating to their own research experiences, and seek for further opportunities of inter-discourse and synergy between them.

The two events were part of the endeavours of the Membership Sub-committee of the International Society of the Learning Sciences, where Dr. Wong is serving as a member since 2010, in outreaching to more scholars in the TEL field. His effort is commended at the recent closing ceremony of the International Conference of the Learning Sciences 2014 held in Madison, USA.

Associate Professor Manu Kapur has been awarded a $450, 000 grant

Associate Professor Manu Kapur has been awarded a $450, 000 grant by the Ministry of Education of Singapore for translating his Productive Failure learning design across key concepts in the Singapore A-level Statistics Curriculum.

Office of Education Research Working Papers Presentation—the Learning Sciences (by Dr Wong Lung Hsiang and Dr Jan Mingfong)

Representing the Office of Education Research in NIE, Dr Wong Lung Hsiang presented "Seamless Learning" and Dr JAN Mingfong presented "Game-based Learning 2.0" in Ministry of Educations' Professional Directors Meeting. The Professional Directors Meetings are regular meetings attended by all the directors of various divisions (i.e., the policy makers), chaired by Director of General in Education.

Paper published in Journal of Educational Technology & Society

A special issue entitled "Powering Up: Insights from Distinguished Mobile and Ubiquitous Learning Projects across the World", guest edited by Dr. Wong Lung Hsiang (and Prof. Hwang Gwo-Jen from National Taiwan University of Science and Technology) is published on the latest issue (Vol. 17, Issue 2) of the SSCI-listed Journal of Educational Technology & Society.

In this special issue, Prof. Looi Chee Kit (from OER, NIE) and Dr. Wong Lung Hsiang published a paper entitled "Implementing Mobile Learning Curricula in Schools: A Programme of Research from Innovation to Scaling".

SMU-NIE Workshop

Seven members of LSL attended the SMU-NIE Workshop, which was held at the School of Information Systems (SIS), Singapore Management University (SMU) on May 9, 2014. The intention of the event was for mutual introduction to innovative and scalable learning practices developed by both institutions, and to explore possibilities for mutual collaboration in the future. The event was graced by Prof. David Hung, Associate Dean of OER, NIE, and Prof. Steven Miller, Vice Provost (Research) and Dean of SIS. A/P Manu Kapur, Mr. John Ow, Dr. Jan Mingfong and Dr. Wong Lung Hsiang gave overviews on the LSL and our three research niches of Student-generated Designs, Game-based Learning and Mobile/Seamless Learning respectively.

Dr Manu Kapur's article "In the classrooms of Singapore, calculators are not crutches" published on The Conversation

Dr Manu Kapur's article "In the classrooms of Singapore, calculators are not crutches" published on The Conversation.

Dr Wong Lung Hsiang interviewed by MediaCorp TV8 News, 24 May 2014

Dr Wong Lung Hsiang was interviewed by MediaCorp TV8 News, which was telecasted on 24 May 2014. During the interview, he shared his view on the transformation of the roles of the e-learning portals and the need of fostering critical literacy among the young learners.

"Failure can be productive for teaching children maths" on The Conversation

The article "Failure can be productive for teaching children maths" by A/P Manu Kapur has been published on The Conversation.

Please refer to the link:

http://theconversation.com/failure-can-be-productive-for-teaching-children-maths-22418

Dr Wong Lung Hsiang appointed as an Associate Editor of IEEE TLT

Dr Wong Lung Hsiang has recently been appointed as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies (IEEE TLT) for a period of three years. IEEE TLT is a rare journal that is listed in both SSCI and SCI(E) listings. A formal announcement on the appointment will be made in the next issue of IEEE TLT, which is slated to be published in March 2014.
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