Become Holistic ICT Professionals

Infocomm Technology (ICT) will always be a key driver in the way we live, work, study, communicate, interact, learn and play in Singapore.  In the education field, the evolution of technology has led to a clouding variety of terminologies such as: blended learning, e-learning, online learning, flexi- learning, mobile learning, and distance learning amongst several others. Learners are innately familiar accessing the Internet, online content and interact with their fellow classmates, lecturers and facilitators anytime and anywhere. However, the terminologies may be confusing and intimidating learners when they get to know that a course adopts blended learning or e-learning approach. Simply, most of these learning approaches use technology.

Source: hrmasia.com

Source: hrmasia.com

E-learning approach uses appropriate use of ICT and Online learning uses connection to the Internet. E-learning can be used in a class-room or an online setting. On the other hand, blended-learning is a mix of e-learning practices with face-to-face interaction with online learning. In addition to these learning approaches, learners are also able to adopt e-learning through mobile devices. More specifically the mobile learning activities are designed to make use of learners’ immediate context, for example, offering information about cloud storage and security while visiting a data centre. These blended learning and e-learning approaches simply enhance learning whilst complementing the face-face lectures and laboratory sessions.

When learners are not in the school campus, they just simply stay connected some way to technology such as their mobile phone, tablet or iPad devices. By integrating technology in to the classrooms and laboratories, facilitators are adopting many facilitating strategies and providing learners with the blended learning tools for accessing online course content. Mobile compatible course content has a profound impact in our students’ learning and allowing them to read the course notes on the go.

Learners in TMC will be able to attend face to face lessons for 30 hours, read text on the e-campus, view videos, graphics, and programming illustrations online. The learners will be able to interact even using their mobile devices simply by using navigational buttons to conveniently navigate through the course content; attempt online multiple choice questions; some scenario-based multiple choice presentations too. Text entry boxes and graphic illustrations for few ICT modules are introduced to enhance learning experience about the information presented. Learners and facilitators; and, learners and learners are also able to interact in real time. At TMC, not only you hone your ICT skills, by adapting and adopting various learning approaches, you are able to shape your soft skills for solving complex problems, improve critical thinking, be creative, and manage people, classmates with emotional intelligence. These skills are most essential in the workplace environment too.

ICT has also created new jobs such as, Online Community Manager, Social Media Advocate, Digital Strategist, Sharing Economy Worker Software developers, Data Analytics, hardware and software developers, and many more.  Therefore, become holistic ICT professionals and acquire the necessary ICT and soft skills via higher diploma or degree courses at TMC Academy. Learning is so much fun blending face to face lessons, laboratory sessions with various ICT mechanisms allowing you to stay connected online and mobile devices with flexibility. Most importantly your study success is to become aware about how you learn and transform into holistic ICT professionals.

Preethi Kesavan

Dean, School of Information Technology, Digital Media, and Mass Communication

TMC Academy


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