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Singapore education minister shares 4 principles on ICT use in education

The Ministry of Education in Singapore is now preparing for the fourth Education Master Plan. According to Heng Swee Keat, Minister for Education, education must equip students with the necessary competencies to race with and not race against technology.

NEC connects students from New Zealand & Japan via videoconferencing

A collaboration between NEC New Zealand and Hutt City Council ...

Myanmar opens online digital library for education and research

With the support of Ministry of Education, the ‘eLibrary Myanmar ...

4 April 2014 | News

Singapore tertiary students participate in social innovation with interactive portals and mobile apps

The School of Design at the Temasek Polytechnic, a tertiary education institution in Singapore with over 16,000 students, kicked off its Design Show 2014 yesterday showcasing 460 final year projects. FutureGov spoke to students of six projects which stood out for their use of technology to improve lives of Singapore’s residents and visitors.

27 March 2014 | News

4 steps to achieve conflict resolution with Skype videoconferencing

A non-profit organisation might have found the solution to reduce conflicts using free online video calls and improve learning for students at the same time. PeaceTech Founder Robin Pettyfer reveals four steps on how he is bridging the divide between hostile communities in Indonesia and the Philippines through video conferencing.

24 March 2014 | News

Singapore university promotes student voluntarism with new online portal

The Faculty of Law at the National University of Singapore has launched ‘Start Now Law’, an online portal for pro bono projects to encourage and enhance students’ involvement in voluntary legal work without payment.

24 March 2014 | News

New Zealand education ministry launches collaborative online portal

Ministry of Education New Zealand has launched a new digital portal as a collaborative online environment to link teachers, students and school administrators, announced Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye.

19 March 2014 | News

Microsoft recognises top educators and schools in APAC for innovative use of IT

A total of 33 educators and 11 schools in Asia Pacific have been recognised for their efforts in transforming education through the innovative use of technology.

11 March 2014 | News

Universities Manage Big Data with Red Hat Open Software-defined Storage

Red Hat’s Open Software-defined Storage is helping Universities like McMaster University in Canada and the University of Reading in UK, re-engineer the storage functionality of their IT environments and manage the growing challenges of big data.

10 March 2014 | News

Vietnam government and Microsoft sign cybersecurity deals

With cybersecurity being a top priority for the Vietnamese government agenda for 2014, the Ministry of Communications and the Vietnam Computer Emergency Response Team have signed two agreements with Microsoft to combat cybercrime.

7 March 2014 | News

US University launches minor in free open source software

Responding to student interest and a growing industry demand for workers with such skills, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is launching the nation’s first interdisciplinary minor in free and open source software and free culture.

5 March 2014 | News

First Singapore university’s admission process to go paperless

The entire student admission process at Nanyang Technological University, one of Singapore’s largest universities with over 33,000 students, has gone completely paperless.

28 February 2014 | News

Hong Kong Chief Executive reveals 3 major EduTech initiatives

Hong Kong Education Bureau will launch a consultation exercise on the ‘Fourth Strategy on Information Technology in Education’ soon, announced Chief Executive CY Leung (pictured) last month.

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