Hock-Guan, T. & Seu-Kea, L. (1999). Innovative use of IT to support Competency Based Learning Paradigm – The Ngee Ann’s Perspectives. In Proceedings of WebNet World Conference on the WWW and Internet 1999 (pp. 1298-1299). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
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Through the years, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore, has embarked, experimented and implemented several strategic initiatives to take advantage of the sophistication and advancement in Information Technology (IT) to enhance the teaching and learning environment on the campus. The lessons learned thus far have propelled the polytechnic into establishing innovative learning environment to support changes in education paradigm. This paper presents the Competency Based Learning paradigm and addresses how IT has been integrated to support the teaching and learning activities in a pervasive manner at the polytechnic. The conceptual model and framework for the implementation of the mentioned paradigm that make innovative use of IT will be presented. Key initiatives such as the use of Smart Lecture Theatres, Smart Laboratories, Computerized Tutorial and Assessment Classrooms, Multimedia Digital Repository, and Notebook Computing infrastructure will be discussed. The talk will report the findings on the impact of these infrastructures and their implications. The talk will also discuss and highlight the various problems encountered.