Featured in The Straits Times - "Singapore Students 'New-Media Savvy' "
Thursday, 06 August 2015
Professor Victor Chen Der-Thanq was featured in The Straits Times on the 3 July 2015
edition, for his work on students’ new media
Titled “New Media Literacy of School Students in Singapore”, this project assessed the level of
new media literacy of students in Singapore schools. This was conducted through
looking at the critical aspect of the students’ new media literacy and how well
resources were utilized when participating in new media activities.
Preliminary findings indicated the
positive co-relation between exposure to new media and new media literacy. It
was also found that new media literacy levels had the greatest improvement from
Primary 4 – 6, before hitting a plateau in secondary school. Students from
families with a higher socio-economic status based on housing types also fared
better in new media literacy.
For more information on the project
design and policy implications, please visit: http://www.nie.edu.sg/files/NIE_research_brief_14-003.pdf.
A/P Victor Chen was also featured in SingTeach, where he shared about social
media as a teaching and learning tool. Read more here.