From Intuition to Insight: How Data Empowers Educators to Create a Thriving Learning Environment

Lecturer iconWee Toon Kim Mike (Mr)
Course Duration: 7 hours
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Course Dates

20 Jul 2024 - 20 Jul 2024
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What Is The Session About?

The course is dedicated to empowering educators with the tools and strategies to leverage data for enhanced teaching and learning experiences. It begins by guiding educators through the process of identifying diverse data sources, ranging from traditional assessments to digital interactions within Learning Management Systems (LMS). Understanding the key features of an LMS that facilitate effective data collection is essential, as it enables educators to proactively gather relevant insights from the outset.

The course then focuses on guiding educators in formulating pertinent questions that drive targeted interventions. By identifying key questions, educators can proactively collect and analyze data, allowing them to tailor their teaching methodologies to address specific needs and challenges faced by students. This question-driven analytics approach is crucial in ensuring a proactive response to students' learning requirements, fostering a supportive and adaptive learning environment.

Furthermore, the course provides examples of suitable visualizations for supporting data-driven decision-making in the classroom environment. Visual representations of data can enhance educators' understanding of trends and patterns, thereby facilitating the creation of more effective and personalized learning experiences for the learners and also making it easier to communicate findings and insights to other stakeholders, including administrators, and parents.

The delivery of this course adopts short lectures with discussion and practical exercises. Hands-on experience with data analysis tools and exposure to case studies will empower educators with the necessary skills and confidence to apply data-driven approaches in their teaching practices. This holistic approach ensures that educators not only acquire the knowledge but also the practical skills to successfully implement data-driven decision-making in their teaching environments.

What Does The Session Cover?

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

Identify types of data sources 
Identify key features of LMS that support data collection to enhance teaching and learning 
Identify an approach for data analysis to improve effectiveness of lesson design 
Identify questions to drive appropriate interventions based on past student performance data 
Select suitable visualizations to support data driven decision making at in a learning environment 
Create basic visualization using PowerBI 

Who Is It Suitable For?

This workshop is designed for educators, trainers, and teachers seeking to incorporate Data Analytics into their teaching approaches. It is also open to a diverse audience, including professionals such as corporate trainers and instructional designers. 

Course Funding and Policies


Please proceed to make payment via eNets/credit card (VISA or MasterCard) at the end of the registration process. Kindly note that the system will automatically cancel the registration if full payment has not been successfully processed by 11.59pm (Singapore Time) on the same day of the registration. You will have to reapply for the course, subject to availability of vacancy at the point of your re-registration.

Additional Funding Available, If Applicable

Singaporeans aged 25 years old and above are eligible for SkillsFuture Credit which can be used to offset the selected programmes' fees for self-sponsored registrations only.

Please note the submission period for your SFC claim via MySkillsFuture needs to be within 60 days before the course start date (date inclusive). If your course start date is more than 60 days from the date of SFC application, the SSG-SFC portal would reject your application. In this case, you would need to pay the full course fees at the end of your course application.

This course is UTAP funded too!


Request for rescheduling it must be submitted to IAL 2 weeks before the commencement of programme. Reschedule requests that come mid-way through training has to be supported by valid reasons; substantiated by references as evidence; such as a doctor's note; or a hospitalization chit.

Please submit your request to reschedule your course at MyIAL. A non-refundable administrative fee of S$54.00 w/GST ($50) applies for the request and the next available slot will be offered


Request for withdrawal from a programme is subjected to review by IAL and the decision is final. IAL reserves the right to request for supporting document(s). A non-refundable administration fee of S$54.00 w/GST ($50) is applicable for withdrawal request. If the withdrawal notice is given less than 2 weeks before the programme start date, the paid fees will not be refunded.

Corporate Run

For dedicated corporate runs with a contract signed with IAL, billing and payment will follow the terms of the signed contract. Otherwise, payment would be expected upon registration.

About The Speaker

Wee Toon Kim Mike (Mr)

Wee Toon Kim Mike (Mr)

Senior Lecturer | Ngee Ann Polytechnic

A well rounded and dynamic IT professional, Mike Wee has more than 20 years of working experience in using, deploying, supporting and teaching Enterprise Systems. The companies he has worked for include BMW, Mercedes-Benz and HP.

Mike is a certified SAP Consultant and a certified Salesforce Administrator. He is a full-time educator and teaches both full-time students (young adults) and part-time students (adult learners) the intricacies of enterprise systems, from ERP to CRM to Analytics, Data Visualization and Machine Learning.

He is involved in the development and teaching of the following Diplomas, offered by Ngee Ann Polytechnic:

  • Diploma in Financial Informatics (pre-employment - PET)
  • Specialist Diploma in Data Analytics (continuing education and training - CET)
  • Advanced Diploma in Machine Learning (CET)
He also develops and teach short data analytics courses to institution like SMU and OCBC.

Mike holds a Master Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University and a Master of Education (MEd) from the University of Adelaide. He also holds a Bachelor Degree (Honors) in Mechanical Engineering from Nanyang Technological University. Mike is certified in ACTA and is a certified Scrum Master. In his spare time, he builds and flies quadcopters and “enjoys” crashing them. Build-fly-crash-repair-repeat.
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