The first-ever MOE Learning Buildathon invited educators and the Singapore community to re-imagine the design of learning resources such as games, simulations, apps and other interactive resources, and co-create new resources that promote the joy of learning in our students.
We wanted to see how we might motivate our students to explore, beyond their classrooms, the online spaces and the world around them? We knew that they are already searching for educational content online – for example science videos and even user-generated Q&As.
We needed to tap into their natural curiosity and interest in the world, whilst helping to curate the online resources for them.
What new possibilities could be uncovered with new technologies for learning? Perhaps it could be the form in which the learning can be delivered. Technology may be used to deepen subject mastery and provide opportunities for development of 21st Century Competencies in our students; support inquiry-based learning and provide timely feedback on the students’ work; or enable collaborative learning and promote active learning in schools
At the MOE Learning Buildathon, we attempted to discover how we can encourage and enable learning that is fun and fulfilling in Language, STEM, and the Humanities & Arts.