The National Digital Literacy Programme (NDLP) was launched in March 2020 to make digital learning inclusive. It seeks to equip students with the digital skills to be future-ready.
Under the NDLP, every secondary school student will own a school-prescribed Personal Learning Device (PLD). Students may use funds from their Edusave Account to pay for the PLD.
The use of the PLD for teaching and learning aims to:
- support the development of digital literacy,
- support self-directed and collaborative learning, and
- enhance teaching and learning.
To complement the PLD initiative, MOE will centrally provide students with digital tools, such as Google Workspace, Zoom and Microsoft Pro Plus.
The Chromebook is Chung Cheng High School (Main)’s prescribed device due to its low cost, high functionality, shorter boot-up time and longer lasting battery. Chromebooks provide our teachers and students with a networked and cloud computing environment that helps to facilitate teaching and learning anytime, anywhere.
The PLD will come with an Enhanced Device Bundle, which includes a 3-year warranty and 3-year insurance.
Students can draw upon their Edusave funds to pay for the PLD. Permanent residents (PR) and international students (IS) will make cash payment for the PLD. Subsidies are available to students who require financial assistance.
PLD procurement in our school will take place from 14 to 26 Jan 2023 More information will be provided during the Sec 1 Parent Briefing.
Supporting Students in the Safe and Effective Use of PLDs
All PLDs will be installed with a Device Management Application (DMA) to provide a safer digital environment for learning. Students will be guided on the installation of DMA after the collection of their devices. The DMA will be funded by MOE. Please note that it will be uninstalled from the device when the student graduates or leaves the school.
The school will determine DMA settings for in-school use. As a default, these settings will continue to be in place after school as well:
- MOE and the school will set the level of web content filtering, including filtering out objectionable content or content that may not be conducive to teaching and learning (e.g. social media, pornography, gambling, or websites containing extremist content).
- Students will be able to use the device from 5.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. daily.
- The school will determine the apps and programs to be installed to support teaching and learning.
Parents may choose to modify or disable DMA settings after school hours. More information will be provided during the Sec 1 Parent Briefing.
To support parents and guardians in guiding their children using the PLD at home, please see these MOE toolkits:
Our school also has a microsite: https://go.gov.sg/cchmcw to help parents and guardians better understand the latest trends and school policies so that we can work together to educate our students in building up positive cyberwellness habits.
For more information on
-the Personal Learning Device (PLD), click here.
-Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) for Personal Learning Device (PLD) & School ICT Resources, click here.
For technical and procurement queries about PLDs, please leave a request via the form here.
For financial support for PLD, please email email@example.com and specify “Attn: AM (PLD Support)” as the subject.