ALSET Partners with SkillsFuture Singapore to Leverage AI for Career Guidance

On October 24, the Institute for Application of Learning Science and Educational Technology (ALSET) at the National University of Singapore concluded a grant agreement with the Workforce Development Applied Research Fund (WDARF) at SkillsFuture Singapore to develop AI-based tools that support course selection and career planning. The grant will fund a pilot study to prototype… Read more ALSET Partners with SkillsFuture Singapore to Leverage AI for Career Guidance

ALSET Mid-Semester Update (AY2018/19 – Semester 1)

As we enter the second half of the semester at NUS, we’d like to share a few updates on our progress and forthcoming initiatives at ALSET. First, we recently welcomed Ranga Krishnan (Dean of Rush Medical College in Chicago) and Trevor Robbins (Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology at Cambridge University) to NUS for… Read more ALSET Mid-Semester Update (AY2018/19 – Semester 1)

ALSET Opens Registration for Ace of Coders 2018 Competition

On Oct 3, ALSET opened registration for Ace of Coders 2018, an annual coding competition open to all secondary, junior college, and polytechnic students in Singapore. Students can register now at this link. As in previous years, the competition will start with students playing a short online coding game that helps develop and hone basic coding… Read more ALSET Opens Registration for Ace of Coders 2018 Competition

ALSET Statistician Teck Kiang Tan Presents Paper at R Conference

On July 13, ALSET statistician Teck Kiang Ten presented a paper titled “Doubly Classified with R” at useR! 2018, an annual conference for aficionados of the programming language R. The paper follows Tan’s publication of a new book on doubly classified models in November 2017. Tan’s presentation began with an overview of doubly classified models,… Read more ALSET Statistician Teck Kiang Tan Presents Paper at R Conference

ALSET Partners with CRI-Paris to Enhance Learning Science Research

On July 12, the Institute for the Application of Learning Science and Education Technology (ALSET) at the National University of Singapore signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Centre for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI-Paris) to support joint research efforts in learning science and educational technology. With an initial term of three years, the partnership… Read more ALSET Partners with CRI-Paris to Enhance Learning Science Research

ALSET Director on Lifelong Learning in Singapore: “Measure the Outcomes”

On May 23, NUS Institute for the Application of Learning Science and Education Technology (ALSET) director Robert Kamei spoke at the 2nd USPC-NUS Conference on Science, Policy and Society, an international conference on pressing topics in scientific research and public policy. One of those topics was the growing importance of lifelong learning for success in work… Read more ALSET Director on Lifelong Learning in Singapore: “Measure the Outcomes”

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