We live at a time of increased connectivity to the Internet via almost any device like a smart phone, game console, iPad or pc. The Internet not only offers great opportunities for education, learning, socialising and networking, but it is also transforming how we do all these things. Services like Twitter, Facebook, gaming, BlackBerry Messenger increase our ability to stay permanently connected to our online networks. These new developments can also present challenges in terms of eSecurity, managing our privacy, identity, boundaries, personal data as well as issues like addiction.
This workshop aims to explore the development of these technologies with a view to identifying the key Digital Literacy and Citizenship skills needed by 21st century educators and learners. These are increasingly being recognised as key skills for both educators and students to benefit and engage online fully.
By attending this workshop, participants will gain knowledge and insights on:
- How the Internet and web technologies are evolving - from apps and mobile devices to the growth of the social web, and the key trends for educators
- The Internet as a Global Classroom – effective tools for creating content, publishing and collaboration including Blogs, Wikis, Google Collaborative tools and Virtual Classroom tools
- New ways of discovering and organising new information and networks including Twitter, RSS Feeds, Social Search and Information Dash Boards
- Essential Digital Literacy and Citizenship skills for educators and students to enable them to use the Internet innovatively and responsibly, whilst managing their personal data and boundaries.
This workshop is co-organised by the National Book Development Council of Singapore and WISE KIDS in the UK.
About the trainer: Dr Sangeet Bhullar
Dr Sangeet Bhullar, Executive Director, WISE KIDS and Founder of the Digital & People Project. Recent work includes delivering a Keynote Address for the Digital Communities Wales Conference 2016. She also works with organisations like the Ministry of Education in Singapore (for example in training their EdTech officers in July 2015), and in reviewing the secondary school Cyber Wellness curriculum.
Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and workshop fees must be paid before the workshop. If the minimum number of participants is not met for the class, the organisers will inform all participants about possible postponement and cancellation of workshop, two weeks before the workshop date.
All ALAP workshops serve tea-breaks and provide course handouts.
Cancellation & Substitution
The workshop can be cancelled or postponed two weeks before the workshop date if the minimum number of participants is not met. Participants will be fully refunded for workshops cancelled by us.
Participants who are unable to attend a workshop they have registered for are to inform us of the reason two weeks before the workshop date. They will be fully refunded in the event of extenuating and mitigating circumstances ( E.g. illness, bereavement, accidents) . Those who inform us later than two weeks before the workshop date will receive a 50 % refund. Participants can also opt to attend another course at the same value within the same year.
Upon registration, you are deemed to have read and understood the cancellation, withdrawal and substitution policy and accept the terms contained therein.