Oct 2008 No. 66
Visit by Dr Abdul Kalam (ex-president, India) at LSL Exhibit
By Assoc Prof Chee Yam San, Learning Sciences & Technologies Academic Group and Learning Sciences Laboratory, Office of Education Research
Dr Abdul Kalam, former President of India, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by NTU on 26 August 2008. The Learning Sciences Laboratory (LSL), NIE, participated in the research showcase mounted by NTU for Dr Kalam in the Exhibition Hall of the Nanyang Auditorium. LSL mounted a live demonstration of the multiplayer game Escape from Centauri 7, which has been the subject of classroom research in two Singapore schools. Dr Kalam was especially interested in using games to help young children learn.