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"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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Article in the Institute of Education, London Blog cites NIE and LSL's work

NIE and LSL's work cited in the Institute of Education, University of London Blog by Prof Chris Husbands about how Singapore is putting research into practice.

Please follow the link below:

http://ioelondonblog.wordpress.com/2013/12/17/how-singapore-is-putting-research-into-practice/

Dr Wong Lung Hsiang quoted in The Straits Times, 25 December 2013

Dr Wong Lung Hsiang was quoted in the sidebox entitled “An ICT ‘Ecology’” of the news article “Schools step up to technology plate” on the December 25, 2013 issue of The Straits Times.

Please see the link below for the news article:

http://www.nie.edu.sg/files/30316653.pdf

Dr. Wong Lung Hsiang appointed as a consultant to Chiang Kai Shek College in Manila

Adding to his advisor position of the Center for Learning Technology for Chinese, National Taiwan Normal University, Dr. Wong Lung Hsiang has recently be appointed as the "Consultant, Technology Enhanced Learning" to Chiang Kai Shek College (CKSC), Manila, the Philippines. The 74th-year-old CKS College is an institution of higher learning founded by Chinese-Filipinos, recognized by the governments of the Philippines and Taiwan.

On December 9, 2013, Dr. Wong visited the Narra Avenue campus of CKSC to provide consultancy on the College's plan of offering their first learning technology course to their pre-service teachers studying under the programs of Bachelor of Science in Education and Teacher Certificate Program. In addition, he delivered a lecture entitled "Technology-Enhanced Learning: On and Beyond the Horizon" to a packed function room with the presence of the College President and Deans, lecturers and students.

"Productive Failure" in leading Canadian University Magazine

"Productive Failure" was featured in the leading Canadian University Magazine "University Affairs".

Please see the link below:

http://www.universityaffairs.ca/why-students-need-to-fail.aspx

LSL @ ICCE 2013

The 21st International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2013, is held between November 18 (Monday) and November 22 (Friday), 2013 in Bali, Indonesia.

ICCE 2013 is a meta-conference for researchers in the Asia-Pacific region to connect with international research communities for the worldwide dissemination and sharing of ideas for research in the field of Computers in Education.

The seven theme-based sub-conferences in the five-day conference is intended foster the building of research communities in the field of Computers in Education. Researchers, graduate students, policy makers and practitioners are welcomed to participate in the Conference to exchange research findings in the frontier areas of Computer in Education.

SingTeach Nov/Dec 2013 issue with a focus on Game-based Learning

This issue of SingTeach Nov/Dec 2013 is on Game-based Learning with Dr Jan Mingfong being the Guest Editor. An interview was done with Dr Jan Mingfong in the article entitled “Games for 21st Century Learning”. In addition, Dr Jan Mingfong contributed an article with the title “A Literature Review of Game-based Learning”.

A second interview was done with Dr Wong Lung Hsiang in the article entitled “Collaborating in the Chinese Classroom”.

Please see the link below for more details:

http://singteach.nie.edu.sg/issue45-bigidea/

Dr Wong Lung Hsiang delivered a keynote entitled "Move, Lion City! - Overview of Mobile Learning in Singapore"

Dr. Wong Lung Hsiang delivered a keynote address at the International Conference on Educational Applications of Cloud Computing and Mobile Learning. The conference was held during 17-18 October 2013 in Tainan City, Taiwan, with the participation of more than 400 scholars, policy makers and practitioners in education field.

Entitled "Move, Lion City! - Overview of Mobile Learning in Singapore", Dr. Wong shared with the audience the research and practice (including the scaling up efforts) in mobile learning in Singapore, with a particular focus on mobile-assisted seamless learning.

One of the four Winners of the A*STAR call for ideas

Congratulations to Mr Shoon Ming Hui, of the Learning Sciences Lab (NIE) and Mr Victor Sim Siang Tze, of the Singapore Membrane Technology Centre (NTU) who submitted a winning entry for A*STAR Call for Ideas.

The idea, called Biomimetic Sensory Intelligence (BSI), conceptualises the future of artificial intelligence, drawing on the synthesis of human learning and biology.

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