National Digital Literacy Programme (NDLP)
The PLD initiative under NDLP is a nation wide MOE initiative to equip every Secondary school student with a Personal Learning Device to make digital learning inclusive and develop digital literacies to be future ready.
The objectives for PLD initiative are:
|SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF DIGITAL LITERACIES||SUPPORT SELF - DIRECTED AND COLLABORATIVE LEARNING||ENHANCE TEACHING AND LEARNING|
The Personal Learning Device
Using a 3 As approach (Affordability, Applicability and Appropriateness), RVHS had subscribed to Windows device as the school wide PLD for NDLP. In 2021, the Lenovo L13 was chosen, however, due to global shortages, Lenovo L13 supply is not able to meet the PLD initiative demand for schools in Singapore. Thus, for 2022, Acer Travelmate P2 (P3 pending) is the PLD choice.
All secondary school students will either be purchasing from PLD initiative bulk ordering or to use a self purchased personal laptop of similar specifications with Device Management Application installed.
Parents of 2022 Secondary 1 intake are advised not to purchase any digital device and wait for the announcement for the PLD initiative PLD bulk order. Should there be an urgent need for digital device, parents can consider purchasing a Windows based second hand device. Students can also request for a PLD loan.
The specification of the subscribed PLDs are as follows:
|Help Desk Number:||800 852 8100||68956278|
|Help Desk Emailemail@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Helpdesk Operating Hour||Mon – Fri: 0900 – 1800|
Sat: 0900 – 1500
Closed on Sun and Public Holidays
|Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri: 0845 - 1715|
Wed: 0845 - 1945
Sat: 0900 - 1200
Closed on Sun and Public Holidays
|Website for Accessories||https://www.asiapac.com.sg/pld/lenovo||http://edu.acer.com.sg/pld|
Device Management Application (DMA)
DMA is a critical component for PDLP and all laptops must be installed with DMA in order to be used in school for learning as a PLD. It is necessary for monitoring of PLD activities and inculcate good cyberwellness habits without the presence of constant policing.
The DMA serves 3 purposes:
|Device Management Service||Classroom Management Service||Usage Management Service|
|This facilitates the updating and management of the PLDs and protects from malicious software and objectionable internet content.|
Enables teachers to manage the students’ use of the PLD during lesson time to improve classroom management and support effective teaching and learning.
|Enables the school and/or parents/guardians to better supervise and set helpful limits for your child’s/ward’s use of PLD after school.|
|Default Setting||Option A: Modified Setting||Option B: Disabled|
|PLD to follow school prescribed settings||Parents
can modify DMA settings after school hours||Parents can disable the DMA settings after school hours|
Click here for details on the DMA settings options.
In-School PLD and DMA Support
Students can approach ICT Helpdesk in school for PLD technical support:.
|Operating Hours||1500 - 1600|
For DMA support, contact
- ICT Associate, Mdm Asifa (email@example.com)
- SH Computing Studies, Mr Chan Him Nok (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- HOD Education Technology. Mr Oh Chee Wee (email@example.com)
Indication for PLD purchase
Bring Your Own Mobile Device (BYOMD)
Smart mobile phones continue to be an integral part of the 21st Century Learning environment in RVHS as it serve the primary communication needs for students learning. The portability of the smart mobile device complemented the primary PLD in situation and environment which the primary PLD may not be too suitable. Eg outfield investigation, filming and image capturing.
Computing Device for JC students
As PDLP is not extended to JC level, students are encouraged to acquire a personal laptop of any type and kind to better tackle the requirement of computing usage for higher order learning should they not have one. (Hybrid laptop is preferred for better integration between work productivity )
- JC students can continue to use smart mobile phones for personalised anytime, anywhere learning.
- Needy students can apply for subsidised purchase of laptops through NeuPlus programme and also through school FAS scheme.
- Needy students may also loan out laptops for personalised learning. Request for loans are subjected to approval and may require recall if needed for upgrades or audits.