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Personalised Digital Learning Programme (PDLP) in Jurongville

Our Vision for Learning

Jurongville aims to be a vibrant and nurturing community of passionate and resilient learners. Through PDLP, we will leverage technology to help us get there.  

When our teachers skilfully design lessons that integrate technology meaningfully, we believe that our students will 
  • Learn more actively
  • Think more deeply and
  • Experience more joy and success at learning. 

At the broader level, the wider and deeper use of technology in learning will better prepare our students for the post-COVID world. Our students will be expected to have good digital skills, and to use those skills confidently and competently at work and in life.  

At the same time, we would also need to equip our students with the ability to manage their usage of devices, so that they remain in control of the ‘machines’, rather than the other way round. Their personal well-being will be enhanced through greater emphasis on Cyberwellness next year. 

Parent Engagement

We aim to explain more about our school’s plans for PDLP in January 2021. If the COVID-19 situation allows, we hope to invite parents to school for a conversation on this important change in the way students learn in school. 

In the meantime, if there are any further updates, we will alert parents through Parents’ Gateway and publish them on the school’s website at 
https://jurongvillesec.moe.edu.sg/student-information/pdlp.

Letter to Parents October 2020_19 Oct.pdf

Frequently-Asked Questions (FAQ) on PDLP

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About Personalised Digital Learning Programme (PLDP)
1. What is the Personalised Digital Learning Programme (PLDP) about? On 3 March 2020, Ministry of Education (MOE) announced that schools would be equipping every Secondary 1 student with a personal learning device by 2024 in an effort to enhance the students’ digital competencies. During the announcement of Singapore’s Fortitude Budget on 26 May 2020, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat shared that MOE would accelerate the implementation of the plans. Secondary schools will plan for students to own a digital learning device by 2021. 

Jurongville Secondary School will leverage this opportunity to enhance the learning experiences of our students. Through the meaningful use of technology, we hope that our students will
  • Learn More Actively, 
  • Think More Deeply, and
  • Experience More Joy & Success in school. 
2. What is a Personal Learning Device (PLD)? A PLD is a student-owned digital device which the school acquires on behalf of the students. With the PLD, we can create a more ICT-enabled learning experience for students both in and outside the school. 
With each student owning and bringing the PLD to school regularly, the constraints which teachers and students faced previously will be overcome. For instance, it will no longer be necessary to make a booking for the school’s mobile digital devices for use in the classrooms when each student already has a PLD.  
Students should receive their PLD by March or April 2021.
3. What are the goals of the Personalised Learning Device Programme (PLDP)?
The goals of the PDLP are to
  • Empower our students to use software and devices productively to learn, and for work and daily living;
  • Empower our students to learn anytime and anywhere, and at their own pace;
  • Engage and empower our students to learn collaboratively and independently through the use of technology;
  • Enhance the quality of our students’ learning experiences through the use of digital learning tools; and
  • Develop our students as digital learners who use ICT innovatively and in a discerning manner
Purchase of Personal Learning Device (PLD)
 4. Can students use their own device and not buy the school-prescribed PLD? 
Students who opt to use their own devices must meet the school device specifications and requirements to ensure compatibility, accessibility to school network and internet, and meet the cyber-security requirements of the school.
These devices must also be installed with the Device Management App (DMA), which is approved by MOE. The installation of DMA is compulsory, and can only be unlocked by the school upon graduation. This allows for a more secure learning platform and facilitates teachers’ management of learning in school, so that students can focus on learning.
It is highly recommended that all students acquire the school-prescribed devices. Singapore citizens will be able to use their Edusave funds to defray the cost of the devices.
5. Can students share the device with their siblings?
It is not recommended for siblings to share devices as each device is likely to be personalised to the needs of each student. Moreover, students are also expected to bring the device to school daily
Ways to Support Students’ Learning 
6. Will training be provided for students on the use of the PLD?
Yes, training will be provided.
Students will attend an induction workshop on device use, be equipped with online self-help resources and learn about Cyberwellness in class. 
7. Will Personal Learning Device (PLD) replace textbooks?
In the first year of implementation, students are still required to buy physical textbooks. For most subjects, the electronic versions of textbooks are not yet available for use in schools. 
8. How do students charge their learning devices in school?
Students are encouraged to charge their PLDs at home. However, if the battery power runs low, students will need to seek permission from teachers to charge their devices. Charging in class is discouraged as there are limited power outlets.
9. Can students leave their devices in school?
Personal lockers will be provided for students to store their PLD and other valuables during lessons in 2021. They will be encouraged to bring their PLD to and from school every day. This will allow them to use the PLD at home for learning as well. With their PLDs, students can learn inside and outside of classroom, anytime, anywhere and at their own pace.