NUS Fights Fake News with New Course on Cognitive Bias

With concerns mounting about the threat of fake news (disinformation) on public life in Singapore, the National University of Singapore (NUS) recently launched a new course that provides students with the knowledge and critical thinking skills to assess information they come across on the internet. Offered as a credit-bearing undergraduate elective since 2018, ALS1020 –… Read more NUS Fights Fake News with New Course on Cognitive Bias

ALSET Signs MOU with Singapore Polytechnic to Enhance Education Research and Launch New Courses

On March 28, the Institute for Application of Learning Sciences and Educational Technology (NUS ALSET) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of Education Development at Singapore Polytechnic (SP EDU). The MoU will support the rollout of ALSET courses at SP and drive collaborative research projects in the learning sciences. “We look forward… Read more ALSET Signs MOU with Singapore Polytechnic to Enhance Education Research and Launch New Courses

ALSET Partners with National Taiwan Normal University to Promote Learning Sciences Research

On Mar 14, the Institute for Application of Learning Sciences and Educational Technology (ALSET) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) to support joint research efforts in the learning sciences between the two universities. “NTNU is one of the world’s leading institutions for… Read more ALSET Partners with National Taiwan Normal University to Promote Learning Sciences Research

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