Collaboration with NIE researchers to Sharpen Critical Reading Skills

Collaboration with NIE researchers to Sharpen Critical Reading Skills

Date
Wednesday, 16 March 2016

The eduLab is an MOE-NIE initiative by the Ministry of Education (MOE) and NIE which assists with schools’ efforts to tap on technology for learning, and to surface and spread ground-up Interactive Digital Media (IDM)-enriched pedagogical innovations.

One of eduLab’s project, “WiREAD: Enhancing students 21st century skills in English Literacy through a web-based collaborative reading and learning analytics environment” (see ReEd Vol. 17: We Read with WiREAD), is a collaboration with Ngee Ann Secondary School – one of the eight “schools of the future” under the MOE’s FutureSchools programme.

Mr Albert Lim, Principal of Ngee Ann Secondary School and Madam Muneira Daud, Head of Department for English, together with the research team from NIE headed by Lead Research Investigator Dr Jennifer Pei-Ling Tan, developed a Web-based reading and learning analytics programme that develops students’ critical reading skills.

This programme was piloted in a Secondary 3 class last year, and will go on a level-wide adoption this year.

Read more about the article here: The Straits Times’ coverage on WiREAD in Ngee Ann Secondary School on 8 February 2016.

WiREAD

The team behind WiREAD.