National Digital Literacy Programme
At MOE’s Committee of Supply Debate in March 2020, MOE launched the National Digital Literacy Programme (NDLP) for our schools to help students strengthen their digital literacy. One of the components of the NDLP is the introduction of the Personalised Digital Learning Programme (PDLP) for all secondary school students, whereby every secondary school student will own a school-prescribed Personal Learning Device (PLD) by end-2021.
Personal Learning Device
Personal Learning Devices (PLDs) will truly transform the learning environment as it allows teachers and students to harness technology for greater effectiveness in teaching and learning. The use of the personal learning devices for teaching and learning will support the development of digital literacies in our students as well as develop them as self-directed and collaborative learners.
SGS has selected the Acer TravelMate Spin B3 as its PLD offering in 2021. Despite its small size, it is feature packed with a responsive 11.6″ touchscreen and upgraded components like its CPU, RAM and storage. With 3 years of warranty and insurance coverage, it offers superb value for money and will provide students with many good years of learning and productivity.
Important Actions For Parents
In end-January 2021, parents/guardians would have received a letter from the school via Parents’ Gateway or hardcopy with details about the PDLP.
Please submit the following consent forms by 8 Feb 2021 in order for the school to begin processing the purchase of a PLD for your child/ward.
- Intent to Purchase PLD
- Edusave Withdrawal (for SC only)
- Authorisation to collect PLD
- Application for Subsidy (PR/IS)
Singapore Citizens, please make an online submission at go.gov.sg/sgspdlp.
PR/IS, please submit the hardcopy letter to your child’s/ward’s Form Teacher.
PDLP Parents Engagement Session
This is a video of the presentation during the Sec 1 to 3 Parents Engagement Sessions on 29 Jan and 1 Feb 2021. Alternatively, you can view the slides here.
Subsidies are available to students who require financial assistance. Singapore Citizens who are already on MOE FAS or School-based FAS will automatically qualify for these subsidies and do not need to take any action.
Permanent Residents (PR) and International Students (IS) who need support can apply for subsidies, particularly those whose Gross Household Income (GHI) is below $4000 or Per Capita Income (PCI) is below $1000. If your child qualifies for a subsidy, please submit Annex D “Application for Subsidy for PLD”.
Cyberwellness Resources for Parents
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
A list of answers to Frequently Asked Questions can be found HERE.
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