Courses

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 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

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

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