in the Borneo Bulletin, 16 December 2009
by Afelda Ghani

Speaking to the Bulletin, Ravi Chandran, Director of Centre for Instructional Technology, National University of Singapore addressed the challenges faced by e-learning which include the selection of instructional topics.

"While some topics are supported by e-learning, such as those characterised by facts and figures, other subjects such as personal skills and emotional intelligence are better off dealt face-to-face. Basically, all we need for e-learning to be successful is a prepared infrastucture, stable campus network and strong Internet because e-learning is supposed to be interactive. Just go out there and do it and see what works and what doesn't and make changes along the way. Dont' wait for perfection until you start implementing something because by the time that happens, it probably wont work and it will just be too late" says Ravi.

in The Sunday Times, 15 November 2009
by Shefali Rekhi

The National University of Singapore (NUS), ranked among top global institutions in the world, took up a video channel on YouTube last year.

The channel showcases some of its popular campus discussions - on subjects ranging from Asia vs Europe and the Rwandan civil war to the turnaround story of the Indian Railways and the rise of political Islam in Indonesia.

CIT conducted the Audio Visual Assessment Index Course on 11 November 2009. This course gave NUS staff an insight into the video production workflow at CIT. Based on course feedback, participants recognized the importance of understanding the audio-visual production process. They also appreciated the balance of theory and practical examples in the course.

CIT is hosting a seminar about Emerging Web Technology - Microsoft Silverlight on Wednesday, 11 November 2009, 2.30pm at the CIT Auditorium, Level 2, Computer Centre (map). IT professionals from Microsoft will provide their perspective on web trends and the ways Microsoft Silverlight technology is supporting them. Staff and students are invited to attend.