As NUS moved its staff and students onto Office 365 in 2016, CIT and Computer Centre are organizing a Microsoft Office 365 seminar for Teaching and Learning on 23rd February 2017.
This seminar will give an overview to staff on the Office 365 tools that they can use to get organized, collaborate and engage with their students and fellow educators. This Microsoft Office 365 seminar for Teaching and Learning is planned to run on a regular basis.
CIT and Computer Centre are co-hosting the APRU Education and Research Technology (ERT) Forum 2016 on 17 and 18 November. This forum will focus on Sustainable Technology and Learning Across Institutional Collaborations. A diverse group of educators and learning technologists will come together to share their perspectives on active learning strategies, student-centric analytics, challenges in conducting online assessments, pedagogy and curriculum and moving towards lifelong skills upgrading. The event will be held at UTown in NUS.
Find out more about the APRU ERT Forum 2016 programme.
The Centre for Instructional Technology (CIT) has launched a social messaging service called TeamUp.
TeamUp allows you to create teams with whom you can chat, exchange links and files. This can be done via web, mobile or desktop apps.
Unlike other chat apps, you need not share your phone number to use it. Also, replies to messages can be threaded so that communication is kept in context.
In TeamUp, you can group chat with everyone in a team. For large teams, you can set up smaller, private groups. Like most messaging services, you can also direct message other members in your team.
The service is open to staff and students. TeamUp can be used for modules, projects or any other situation where group communication is needed.
A guide to TeamUp is at https://wiki.nus.edu.sg/display/cit/TeamUp.
NUS students who would like to use for projects and other communication among themselves please use https://teamupstu.nus.edu.sg.
If you need more information on this service, please contact Uday.
CIT is part of a team which helped to develop a multi-player, scenario-based role playing game for Pharmacy students to learn practical skills in an engaging and safe environment.
The 3D game is built on the Unity game development platform. Leap Motion is used for the interactivity. The game can also be played with virtual reality (VR) headsets, allowing for a fully immersive experience.
Read more about the pharmacy gaming software.
As the pace of Active Learning Rooms development gathers, CIT has revamped its Learning Spaces page on the CIT website and the Active Learning Rooms pages on the CIT wiki.
The Learning Spaces page on CIT summarises the types of Active Learning Rooms on campus: Technology Enhanced Collaborative Rooms, Collaborative Classrooms and Flexible Classrooms.
The Active Learning Rooms pages on CIT wiki provide more information about the types of Active Learning Rooms, their locations on campus and the rooms' capacities. You can also get an idea of what the rooms look like with photos for each room.