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ERIC Number: EJ873985
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1552-3233
Online Learning in Singapore Primary Schools: An Interview with Seng Chee Tan
Hawthorne, Elizabeth; Tan, Seng Chee
Innovate: Journal of Online Education, v1 n3 Feb-Mar 2005
The Southeast Asian country of Singapore comprises a main island and numerous islets between Malaysia and Indonesia. Inhabited by Chinese, Malays, Indians, Eurasians, and other ethnic populations, Singapore is a vibrant mix of different cultures and religions. It is also reputed to be the most wired island in the world. This characteristic--along with the nation's commitment to multiculturalism, its Western influences (including the widespread use of English in schools), and its determination to be economically competitive--makes Singapore a particularly interesting case study for information technology (IT) adoption and adaptation. This article presents an interview with Seng Chee Tan, an assistant professor in the Learning Sciences and Technologies Academic Group at the National Institute of Education in Singapore. In this interview, Tan describes his country's achievements in technology-enhanced education.
Fischler School of Education and Human Services. Nova Southeastern University, 1750 NE 167th Street, North Miami Beach, FL 33162. Tel: 800-986-3223; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore