CPD Programmes

IAL Speaker Series: Experience Use of Nearpod To Design Interactive Online Learning (Online Webinar) - Session 2


Yim-Teo Tien Hua (Dr)


3 hours


*Please note, in order to attend Session 2, participants must first have completed Session 1.


This is a fully online session conducted via ZOOM.  Participants can participate in the session from any venue of their convenience with a laptop / device that is compatible with ZOOM.  More details on participating in the session will be send to the confirmed registrants.




In order to participate fully, you will need a functioning webcam and microphone.


What is this programme about?


Education and training are increasingly taking place online. One of the challenges of online learning is that some of the benefits of face to face learning, such as interactivity and collaborative learning, could be lost, or play a lesser role in the educational experience.

Nearpod is an online instructional platform designed to enhance Full Online Learning (FOL) delivery for both teachers and students. Aimed at increasing engagement, Nearpod provides an array of digital tools to assist in lesson planning, activity creation, and resource management. From the student’s perspective, it also provides opportunities for interactive activities such as quizzes and polls, in addition to a variety of other engaging learning opportunities such as Virtual Field Trips and games customised to specific learning objectives. The platform also integrates seamlessly with other Learning Management Systems (LMSs) such as Canvas and Google Classroom, in addition to Google Drive and Google Slides.

This programme consists of two sessions*. Session 1 (Using Nearpod to Enhance Full Online Learning (FOL) Experience), is a 90-minute introduction to the basic features of Nearpod, covering what the platform can do and the way in which it can be used to enhance interactivity in FOL situations. Session 2 (Experience Use of Nearpod To Design Interactive Online Learning) is a three-hour hands-on workshop, giving you the opportunity to gain practical experience of Nearpod, under the guidance of an experienced facilitator. You will learn how to integrate Nearpod with other resources and lesson plans, in order to adapt your existing teaching material and create an engaging FOL experience. This will be supported by opportunities for both peer and facilitator feedback. By integrating Nearpod with your existing teaching practice, you will be able to create collaborative and interactive learning opportunities for your students, and be equipped to deliver high-quality FOL training which is both engaging and relevant.

*Please note, in order to attend Session 2, participants must first have completed Session 1.


What does it cover?


  • Be able to use the key features of Nearpod to enhance the delivery of Full Online Learning
  • Be able to integrate Nearpod with your existing lesson plans and learning resources to design effective Full Online Learning experiences


Who is it suitable for?


  • Adult Education: individuals involved in leadership, coaching and mentoring, learning facilitation, performance and competency assessment, coaching technology integration, or those involved in consultancy and advisory services relating to business excellence
  • Learning Management: individuals involved in the management or support of learning in the areas of coaching, consultancy, mentoring, training, and the implementation of learning and development in order to drive business improvement
  • Anyone involved in Training and Adult Education who needs to transition their facilitation skills effectively to a virtual learning environment


About the speaker

Yim-Teo Tien Hua (Dr)

Specialist Adult Educator - Curriculum Development | Institute for Adult Learning

Dr Yim-Teo Tien Hua specialises in Training and Adult Education and is a certified professional who provides CET-related advice, works on curriculum design and development, and conducts training, coaching, and assessment at various CET institutions.

Dr Yim-Teo has held various senior positions, including Director at the Workforce Development Agency, where she established the WSQ system. She was also the Associate Professor of Management at Nanyang Technological University, the Director of Curriculum Development at Institute of Technical Education, and the Head of Student Affairs and Deputy Head of Electronics and Communication Engineering Department at Singapore Polytechnic. Her research is in Change Management.

Dr Yim-Teo has received various awards for her contributions to the community, including the Certificate of Recognition as the finalist of the Outstanding Young Persons of Singapore Award in 1996, and the Singapore Public Service Medal (PBM) on National Day 2008.