ALSET supports the creation, evaluation, and application of innovative educational technologies and practices.
We aim to help NUS become a global leader in learning science and education technology innovation through three main activities:
- Grants: we offer seed grants to help NUS researchers secure larger grants from the MOE, NRF, and other funding bodies.
- Data: we manage the ALSET Educational Data Lake, a powerful resource for learning science and education technology researchers that includes detailed data on student backgrounds, behaviors, and outcomes.
- Events: we host workshops, business case competitions, hackathons, and other events that help inspire and reward innovation in education.
We intend to build on existing innovation programs at NUS, including the University Scholars Programme, the Special Programme in Science at the Faculty of Science, the Innovation & Design-Centric Programme at the Faculty of Engineering, and TeamLEAD at Duke-NUS. Part of our role involves the measurement and evaluation of innovative pedagogical approaches and educational technologies.
Drawing on synergy with other NUS institutions, we also facilitate partnerships among faculty, students, other universities, industry players, and entrepreneurs. Our unique position within the university and broader community enables us to match academic interests with industry projects and foster entrepreneurial relationships.
ALSET regularly hosts events for the learning science and education technology community.