To arm educators with the latest knowledge and advance their skill sets in an increasingly digitalised world, NTU Singapore (co-founding member of the Global MOOC Alliance) is working with Marshall Cavendish Education (MCE), publisher and leading provider of educational solutions, to develop bite-sized online learning courses designed to build up specific skillsets for the modern educator.
Under this five-year collaboration, inked on 1 July, NTU’s Centre for Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE@NTU) will tap on the expertise of the University’s faculty to design the curriculum and content for over 40 online courses. MCE will then package the content into courses with interactive elements to make them more engaging for learners.
These courses will be offered to K-12 educators (the equivalent of primary and secondary school educators) outside Singapore on a subscription basis through MCEduHub for Professional Development (PD) – MCE’s 24/7 learning portal designed for educators to access certified courses, anytime and anywhere.
This collaboration builds on the success of a pilot two-hour online course launched last year, when schools had to implement home-based learning in light of the COVID-19 restrictions.
This article originally appeared on https://www.ntu.edu.sg/news/detail/ntu-partners-marshall-cavendish-education-to-develop-resources-for-lifelong-learning-among-educators; and the joint news release can be found here: https://www.ntu.edu.sg/docs/default-source/corporate-ntu/hub-news/ntu-singapore-and-marshall-cavendish-education-collaborate-to-develop-online-courses-for-k12-educators-.pdf
Drawing upon NTU’s world-renowned faculty and strong industrial connections to develop quality content, PaCE@NTU offers a wide range of programmes and courses for working professionals that are curated from various disciplines, and conducted via different learning platforms. By offering short courses to semester-long courses, PaCE@NTU aims to equip professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs) with cutting edge knowledge and skills to keep pace with the rapid technological changes in today’s increasingly competitive economy and industrial landscape.
PaCE@NTU plays a crucial coordinating role between SkillsFuture Singapore, the Ministry of Education and various NTU’s entities in promoting CET and lifelong learning.
The centre currently administers credit-bearing courses stackable to Specialist or Graduate or FlexiMasters certificates, as well as Seminars and Short Courses for the PMETs.
In addition, the centre offers Regional Executive Programmes to provide industry leaders with networking opportunities, Student Immersion Programmes for students to learn while experiencing the Singapore culture, and In-house Training programmes to meet clients’ organisational learning needs.