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National Digital Literacy  Programme (NDLP)

Background

In 2019, our Secondary 1 cohort participated in the 1:1 Learning Pilot Project with the Ministry of Education (MOE). This provided an opportunity for Teachers to work closely with MOE Officers to customise, differentiate and personalise learning experiences where our students learn in a 1:1 computing environment. By integrating technology and digital learning into school-wide curriculum, pedagogy and assessment, teachers were able to design and bring about student-centric and active learning experiences.

                    

At MOE’s Committee of Supply Debate in March 2020, MOE launched the National Digital Literacy Programme (NDLP) for our schools and Institutes of Higher Learning to help students strengthen their digital literacy. One of the components of the NDLP is the introduction of the Personalised Digital Learning Programme (PDLP) for all secondary school students, whereby every secondary school student will own a school-prescribed computing device or Personal Learning Device (PLD) by end-2021.    
The Personal Learning Device (PLD) will be used in tandem with the national e-learning platform – the Singapore Student Learning Space (SLS) – as well as other educational technology to personalise and enhance students’ learning. This will also better enable students to acquire digital skills and apply these skills as they navigate an increasingly digitalised world. Students will also acquire digital literacy in the four components of Ministry of Education (MOE)’s Digital Literacy Framework:



Personal Learning Device (PLD)

At PRSS, all students use a Google Chromebook as their PLD. Chromebooks are chosen for their variety of affordances, including seamless learning experiences alongside existing teaching and learning technologies such as the SLS, Google Suite for Education Apps and Microsoft Pro Plus. It is also a relatively lightweight and portable device that offers students convenient learning on-the-move. A full charge of the battery typically allows students to work on their PLDs for the entire curriculum hours.   


 From 2021, every Secondary 1 student will purchase the Lenovo 500e Chromebook 2nd Gen as the school-prescribed PLD. This device is a touchscreen convertible laptop (i.e. can be used as a laptop or rotated 180o into a tablet) and comes with its own in-built stylus for inking functions. 

        

  







Processor

Intel Celeron N4120

RAM

8GB RAM

Storage

64GB eMMC

Display

11.6" Touch Screen

Weight

1.31kg

Webcam

1 x 720p HD Camera; 1 x 5MP Camera

HDD

64GB EMMC

Battery

3 Cell Li-Pol 42Wh

OS

Chrome OS

Other features/ offers

Meets military-specification testing

Reinforced ports & hinges; Drop-resistant up to 29.5" / 75cm
Water-resistant keyboard (330 ml) with touchpad & mechanically anchored keys

Accessories

Power Adaptor, Mouse, Stylus, Carrier Bag


Financial Assistance

To ensure affordability of the PLD, there was a one-time Edusave top-up of $200 in every student’s Edusave account in April 2020. Additional subsidies are available for students that are on financial assistance schemes. 

 Students, including permanent residents (PR) and international students (IS), that need additional support should approach the PRSS General Office for more information on financial assistance.