Information Technology Department
To effectively use IT to develop independent and engaged learning amongst students and to facilitate admin processes efficiently for our staff.
To create a vibrant IT culture in the school through the following strategies:
- Innovative use of IT Resources to enhance teaching and independent learning.
- Innovative use of IT Resources to facilitate admin processes.
- Promote Staff competency by conducting relevant workshops for professional and personal development.
- Sharing of good IT practices during contact time and year end planning seminar.
- Enlarge students’ knowledge base in IT by conducting relevant enrichment workshops and through partnership with industry partners.
Initiatives and available resources:
- Free access to the World Wide Web during working hours (8.00 am to 6 pm) via individual login accounts from more than 150 desktops available.
- Wireless access to the World Wide Web. Access to the World Wide Web from the Media Resource Library via LAN point access from laptops and available desktops.
- Students may borrow laptops for projects.
- All classrooms are provided with access to the World Wide Web via available LAN points.
- All classrooms and lecture theatres are fully equipped with PC’s, digital presenters, LCD projectors, internet access for effective teaching and learning.
- Students are actively engaged in self-directed and collaborative learning via our E-learning platform.
- Lecture recording facility to capture lectures for review by students.
- Video editing facility available for students to edit video clips.
- The department supports the Channel News Nanyang, the Robotics Club, AVA Club and Photographic Society as part of its initiative to promote students’ engagement in media, robotics and digital photography as enrichment activities.
- Students in the above clubs and societies are given opportunities to help produce video clips and digital resources for the college.
- Lectures are supported by Flash animations to engage students in the understanding of difficult concepts.
Vision for Media Resource Library
To create a vibrant knowledge hub in the school through the following strategies:
- Active renewal of print and non print resources through recommendations and bulk purchases.
- Access to World Wide Web information.
- Creating a conducive environment for learning.
- Increasing competency of student librarians through ongoing training.
Initiatives and available resources:
1. The library has a collection of more than 30,000 print and non-print resources (Fictional and non-fictional books, DVD, CD-ROMs etc).
2. More than 30 periodicals available.
3. Electronic resources that can be accessed online are as follows:
- Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center is a one-stop source for information on today’s hottest social issues. Drawing on acclaimed series published by Greenhaven Press and other Thomson Gale imprints, OVRC features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to Websites. New to the database are Lexile reading levels for periodicals and an integrated national and state curriculum standards search with content correlated to the standards.
- The World and I – An Interactive media info on world issues.
- Geofile – A geography online website
- Newslink – provides access to the electronic archive of news articles from major newspapers in Singapore.
4. Access to the World Wide Web is provided via available desktops in the library.
5. Library discussion rooms allow students to work in small groups without disturbing others.
6. The Library provides a conducive environment for learning.
7. Self check facility to cut queuing time.
8.Termly purchase of books for renewal.
9. Partnership with National Library Board (NLB) to bring in more resources for staff and students' borrowing.
Information Technology/Media Resource Library Department Members
S Chozha Nathan
Wong Look Kwang
Subject Head (ICT)
| Haniss B Ali|
Senior Teacher (Econs)
ICT mentor - Econs
| Oon Su Ping|
ICT mentor - GP
|Lai Siew Phing|
|Chionh Hock Chuan|
|Chia Ser Choo |