Resources for Delivering Online Learning

Online classes and digital learning has become the norm for learners, Adult Educators and Training Organisations alike. In IAL’s survey on Adult Learners’ Perception of Online Learning due to COVID-19, the top concerns for learners across the different age group include lack of interactions, whether among learners or between facilitators and learners. To support efforts to produce quality, interactive and engaging online learning, IAL is curating resources and tools that will help plug the knowledge and practice gaps of both learning designers, facilitators and training providers. View our list of curated Cost-Effective and Easy-to-use (CEE) tools, e-learning platforms, resources and government funding support information that you can reference to facilitate your digital journey.

Create Digital Content
Enable learners’ interactivity in synchronous lesson
Hosting / creating learning workflow
Digital Collaboration Space and Tele-conferencing tool
Assessment and Checking Understanding

H5P (πŸ”—)

Create gamified learning experience with templated, HTML5-based platform. Simply copy-paste codes to your website or LMS.

 

More details on H5P>>>

Nearpod (πŸ”—)
Pear Deck (
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Simply upload your existing slides and inject interactivity through screen-sync, quiz and touch-enabled feedback. Fully cloud-based solution.

 

More details on Nearpod >>>

More details on Pear Deck >>>

Wakelet (πŸ”—)

Platform to compile bookmarks to additional resources for learners similar to RSS feeds.

MIRO (πŸ”—)
invision Freehand (
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Explain Everything (
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Conceptboard (
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Wisemapping (
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Full-fledged digital collaboration space with support for digital sticky notes, support for rich media and idea formulation framework.

 

More details on MIRO >>>

 

Kahoot (πŸ”—)

Make learning fun and check learners’ understanding in live session or assign self-paced games.

Apowersoft Screen Recorder(πŸ”—)
ScreentoGIF (
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Loom (
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Capture screen recording as video or GIF files easily. Useful to share visual step-by-step in navigating digital solutions.

Classpoint (πŸ”—)

Capture and showcase users' interaction directly within your slides on Powerpoint. 

 

More details on Classpoint >>>

Gnowbe (πŸ”—)
ArcLab (
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Mobile-friendly, micro-learning solution with capability to authoring digital training resources and dashboarding support.

Lino (πŸ”—)
Google Jamboard (
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whiteboard.fi (
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Simple digital collaboration board to quickly create texts, digital sticky notes and upload pictures/ photos.

 

More details on Jamboard >>>

 

Flipgrid (πŸ”—)

Allow your learners to submit their responses through short, authentic videos based on what they are learning.

Thinglink (πŸ”—)

Tag images, videos and 360o media with instant access to audio, video-embeds and weblinks.

Padlet (πŸ”—)
Trello (
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Create online boards to impart knowledge and collect users' input on specific topic with support for rich media.

More details on Padlet >>>

Moodle (πŸ”—)
NeoLMS
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Learning management software with capabilities to manage and archive materials, sessions and communication.

Shariiing (πŸ”—)
Parsec (
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Multi-device, multi-user tele-conferencing tool, with support for myriad of additional features on top of the basic Zoom features, such as VR support or high frame-rate screen share. 

Quizziz (πŸ”—)
Socrative (
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Spiral (
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Engage learners with quizzes, polls, flashcards and learner-paced assignments, anywhere, on any device, in‑person or remotely.

 

Canva (πŸ”—)
Diagrams.net (πŸ”—)
Easil (πŸ”—)
Piktochart (
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Prezi (
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Visme (
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Customize and create design elements to support the visual engagement of your training, inclusive of slides, infographics, flyers, posters, presentations and reports.


 

Mentimeter (πŸ”—)
Slido (
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Create presentations with the focus on getting real-time input from remote learners with live polls, quizzes, word clouds, Q&As and more.

 

Firepad (πŸ”—)
MeetingWords (
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Notion (
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Slite (
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Slab (
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Text-first collaboration platform with real-time multi-user editing capability.

Plickers (πŸ”—)

Check learners’ understanding quickly and simply through on-the-spot data from learners’ performance.

Animaker (πŸ”—)
Moovly (
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Powtoon (
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Captivate, engage and explain concepts through easy creation of videos and presentations. 
Mmhmm (πŸ”—)
OBS Studio (
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XSplit (
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Configure the visual feed broadcasted to online learners to create painless visual sharing without sacrificing virtual eye contact.

 

 

Viima (πŸ”—)

Allow learners to contribute, develop, prioritise and analyse their ideas. Best-use in collaboration and idea-sourcing exercise.

 

Freesound (πŸ”—)
Pexels (
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Pixabay (
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TheNounProject (
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Copyright-free images, illustrations and sound effects to build your digital learning materials.

 

       

Support for efforts to adopt CEE tools

Taking the words of A/Prof Matt Beane in Learning to Work with Intelligent Machines, there is a tension between mastering new (digital) tools and adapting tried-and-tested method of engagement toward new tools. He advocated giving ourselves ample time to do one thing after another instead of trying and failing both at the same time. Give yourself some runway to master new edtech tool and build up your comfort in using one. Finding the sweet spot of solution, that is both within your comfort zone and learners’ needs, might need a few iterations to get right. Join our learning events and workshops to shorten your learning curve or just join the inlab community to continue our dialogue on best practices and ways to overcome barriers and resistance in our journey of digitalising learning and training.

If you are an enterprise / training provider still experiencing challenges in leveraging learning technology, please explore if the innovDev scheme is for you.

innovDev: subsidized consultancy help for enterprise and training provider to upskill in delivering blended learning

Finding a partner to help your transition / improvement

We understand the challenges that time constraint and extent of technical savviness could pose in navigating the learning upgrading process. We have curated a list of potential partners that you can contact to facilitate your digitalisation journey. Partners with local presence in Singapore is labelled if you prefer to have a more accessible person to help you in your journey.

e-Learning Platforms
 Description
Hosting learning resources (both micro-learning and otherwise)
AcuiZen πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬
Micro-Learning performance platform
 
ArcLab πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬
Mobile learning SaaS platform
 
A cloud SAAS online learning platform and service provider 
 
Biipmi πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬
Competency management solutions to amplify training productivity
 
Blue Elephants Solutions πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬
Gamified micro-learning hosting solution with focus on knowledge retention and change management
 
LMS service for distance learning
 
LMS service for distance learning
 
Gnowbe πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬
Microlearning platform with rapid authoring and a seamless desktop/mobile experience. It is equipped with analytics dashboards and has support for over 100 languages
 
Pocket Seed πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬
Micro-learning platform as SaaS platform
 
A cloud-based LMS to deliver training to employees or learners
 
 Full-fledged hosting online learning / collaboration experience
Avepoint πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬
A full suite learning and examinations solutions provider, leveraging Microsoft Cloud technologies.
 
Video Learning and Engagement with analytics
 
A training platform to meet the needs of customer-facing teams.
 
eLearning software to create online courses and quizzes
 
Easy-to-use virtual classroom
 
Kydon πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬
Offering learning technology solutions and custom digital learning content. 
 
Online classroom designed for training
 
Training delivery platform
 
Virtual classroom suitabe for K-12 and Higher Education
 
Online and mobile learning platform for corporate eLearning.
 
StreamzAI πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬
A learning platform, specializing on workplace learning and sales enablement, ideal for indirect employees (e.g. outsourced sales force)
 
Teamie πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬
A cloud-based collaborative learning platform
 
Today.ly πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬
A Zoom-alternative to enable spontaneous collaboration for employee working from remote setting
 
 Immersive technology
ACKTEC Technologies πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬
Focusing on innovation for immersive learning
 
Playware Studios πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬
Gamification - Simulation and Virtual Reality applications
 
VisionarySchoolmen πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬
Local solution partner providing live streaming services
 
SFX Corp πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬
XR-based teleconferencing tool and services
 

Access to Learning Devices

 

Learners / Training Providers with workers who do not have digital access for learning can tap on IMDA’s existing scheme or contact the list of service providers who are willing to lease devices for a discounted rate.

 

For Individual Learners
 
Home Access 3.0 Scheme
 
M1
- Tablet/Smartphone bundled with fibre broadband
- Fibre Broadband only
 
MyRepublic Ltd
- Fibre Broadband only
Eligible individuals can apply for IMDA’s Home Access Scheme at www.digitalaccess.gov.sg
Eligibility Criteria:
 
  • Total Monthly Gross Household Income ≀ $1.9K or Per Capita Income ≀ $650
  • At least 1 family member staying in the same residential address who is a SG citizen
  • Stays in a HDB
  • One application per family
  • Residential home should not have existing fibre broadband
Devices for Loan
 
Contact: Tech For Rent, William Kang at 8157 6190
Device: iPad / Android Tabs
 
Specification:
- iPad mix of 9.7, Pro 10.5, Pro 12.9
- Android Tabs : Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8’
Eligibility Criteria:
 
  • 1 month minimum term
  • Self-collection at Bugis/Bishan MRT station

For Training Providers
 
ST Engineering (STE)
 
 Contact: Alan Siek at 9777 2526 / alansiek@stengg.com
 Devices for Loan β€“ with minimum quantity of 20 devices or more
 
 Device
 Samsung galaxy Tab A 
 -16G hard disk, 1GB RAM, with Camera
 - 500 ready stocks
 
Eligibility Criteria:
 
 a. Samsung galaxy Tab A
  β€’ Minimum quantity = 20
  β€’ ACRA report and the last 3 year financial statement for STE’s assessment
  β€’ cash-on-delivery
JK Technology Pte Ltd
 
 Contact: Eugene Ang at 68416868
 Devices for Loan β€“ with minimum quantity of 10 devices or more
 
 Device
  a. Lenovo ThinkPad x250
  - 500GB harddisk, 4GB RAM, With Camera
  - 300 ready stocks
 
  b. Lenovo IdeaPad S340
  - 512GB harddisk, 4GB RAM, With Camera
  - 200 ready stocks
 
Devices for Purchase
  c. Lenovo IdeaPad S340
  - 512GB harddisk, 4GB RAM, With Camera, Warranty 2 years
  - 250 ready stocks
 Eligibility Criteria:
 
 a. Lenovo ThinkPad x250 (for loan)
  β€’ Minimum quantity = 10
  β€’ cash-on-delivery
 
 b. Lenovo IdeaPad S340 (for loan)
  β€’ Minimum quantity = 10
  β€’ cash-on-delivery
 
 c. Lenovo IdeaPad S340 (for purchase)
  β€’ cash-on-delivery
  β€’ Credit term (case-by-case basis)

Cloud Storage Providers

 
With effect from 19 June 2020, SSG funded TPs are required to keep the full recording of each synchronous online training session for a period of 3 years after completion of the course or receipt of course completion documents by SSG, whichever is later.
 
You could check out if you qualify for pre-scoped IT solution grant from Productivity Solutions Grant (Search solutions under β€˜Document Management and Mobile Access System categories). Click here to find out more.
 

Other resources you can consult:

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Updated as of 26 July 2021