ALSET strives to be a leading hub for learning science and education technology researchers in Asia. We collaborate across a wide range of academic departments and disciplines in order to be one of the most interdisciplinary educational research institutes of its kind. Our ultimate focus is on students and adult learners. Our goal is to help them learn better.
ALSET's Research Theme Leads
ALSET's research efforts are organized around four research themes and spearheaded by our Research Theme Leaders, who serve as champions for learning science and education technology within their disciplines. Our research themes and their respective leaders are shown below:
More information on our research theme leads can be found in our Researcher Directory.
ALSET’s Four Levels of Faculty Appointment
The ALSET research community is organized according to four levels of faculty appointment. Each level has different responsibilities and receives different benefits from the institute.
Further detail on the responsibilities and benefits available to ALSET Researchers are shown in the table below.
Summary of Benefits for ALSET Researchers
|Research Theme Leader||Core Faculty Member||Affiliated Faculty Member||Allied Faculty Member|
|Outreach and Core Research Funding *||Enhanced
|Access to Data Lake||Review
|Access to Seed Funding **||Once per year
|Access to Education Conference Funding||•||•||•|
|Grant Support ***||•||•||•|
|Statistical Support||•||•;||As Needed|
|Featured on ALSET site||•||•||•|
|ALSET Function||Present / Organize||Expected to Attend||Encouraged to Attend||Invited|
|ALSET info Sharing||•||•||•||•|
* Includes funding for post-doctoral researcher or equivalent (Approximately SGD $100,000) to support their research. ** Typically $10,000 - $20,000 and provided with the expectation that recipients apply for external funding within 12 months. *** ALSET provides a grant calendar and matrix highlighting relevant external funding opportunities; this document us updated monthly by the research office
The ALSET Educational Data Lake
In collaboration with NUS IT and other stakeholders from across the university, ALSET plays a central role in the development and maintenance of the ALSET Educational Data Lake, a powerful resource for learning science and education technology researchers.
The Data Lake aggregates information from across the university on student backgrounds, behaviors, and outcomes—including long-term outcomes in the workforce. The table below provides an overview of the current data sources as of March 2018.
ALSET also works with stakeholders from across NUS—including faculty, students, and the administration—to develop policies and processes for engaging the community on data ethics and management. The goal is to ensure that the data is used in an ethical and compliant manner, and that the security and privacy of student data is protected at all times.