ALSET Completes First Course on Learning Science for Working Adults

On April 19, the Institute for the Application of Learning Science and Educational Technology (ALSET) celebrated the completion of ALS1010CP – Learning to Learn Better, its first course on learning science for working adults. The course attracted over 80 participants, suggesting considerable demand for formal instruction in the basic principles of how we learn, choose,… Read more ALSET Completes First Course on Learning Science for Working Adults

ALSET Updates Website to Reflect Progress in AY2017/2018

As we come to the close of AY2017/2018, we are pleased to announce several significant updates to the ALSET website. These updates reflect continued growth in our research capabilities and showcase new programs that we launched over the past semester. One major addition to our website is a searchable directory of all the researchers who… Read more ALSET Updates Website to Reflect Progress in AY2017/2018

NUS Students Leverage Learning Science to Supercharge their Studies

To meet the growing rigors of undergraduate life, students at the National University of Singapore (NUS) are increasingly turning to techniques from learning science to optimize their studies and improve their academic performance. Many are now enrolling in Learning to Learn Better (LTLB), a new course that examines recent research and longstanding wisdom from the… Read more NUS Students Leverage Learning Science to Supercharge their Studies

Q&A with Tuan Q. Phan: ALSET’s Research Lead in Social and Networks Analysis

Tuan Q. Phan (above center) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Systems & Analytics (DISA) in the School of Computing. He also serves as ALSET’s Research Theme Lead for Social and Network Analysis (photo credit: NUS School of Computing).  When did you first join NUS and what brought you here?  I came to NUS right… Read more Q&A with Tuan Q. Phan: ALSET’s Research Lead in Social and Networks Analysis

Q&A with Teck Kiang Tan: Statistician and Author of New Book on Doubly Classified Models

Teck Kiang Tan is a statistician and research fellow at ALSET. In November 2017, he published his first book, “Doubly Classified Model with R.” Tell us about your background and what brought you to ALSET. I’m a statistician who spent a large part of my career as an education researcher. Prior to joining ALSET a… Read more Q&A with Teck Kiang Tan: Statistician and Author of New Book on Doubly Classified Models

Q&A with Bob Kamei: ALSET’s Founding Director on the Future of EdTech

Professor Robert (“Bob”) Kamei is the founding director of ALSET. On Nov 1, he will be speaking at EdTechXAsia about learning science and what it means for education technology. In this Q&A, he offers some initial thoughts.  What is ALSET and why did you help start it? After spending a decade as Vice Dean of… Read more Q&A with Bob Kamei: ALSET’s Founding Director on the Future of EdTech

Learning to Learn Better: Student Reflects on New Learning Science Course at NUS

What inspired you to take the L2LB class?  I have always wanted to figure out how to study better, so when I learned about ALSET’s new class, I was excited to try it. I was intrigued by the “blended learning” approach that the organizers were using—I figured it would allow me to brainstorm more during… Read more Learning to Learn Better: Student Reflects on New Learning Science Course at NUS

ALSET Launches “Learning to Learn Better” Pilot, Gears Up for New Course Offerings at NUS in 2018

On August 21, the Institute for the Application of Learning Science and Educational Technology (ALSET) launched its pilot of Learning to Learn Better, an undergraduate course at National University of Singapore (NUS) that examines recent research and longstanding wisdom from the field of learning science. Designed to provide students with knowledge and practical tips that… Read more ALSET Launches “Learning to Learn Better” Pilot, Gears Up for New Course Offerings at NUS in 2018