History, Vision & Mission, Strategies


The Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning (CDTL) was originally established at the National University of Singapore as the Centre for Educational Technology (CET).


CET was established. 


CET was renamed as CDTL. 


CDTL was restructured, resulting in the formation of the Centre for Instructional Technology (CIT), which oversees the development of instructional technology; and CDTL, which focuses on pedagogical issues and practices. 


CDTL underwent a second organisational review, resulting in the full time appointments of a 3-people management team consisting of a Director, and two full-time Deputy Directors to oversee programme development, research and outreach initiatives at the Centre.

Vision & Mission


To be a globally renowned Centre that innovates and shares good practices in faculty engagement with teaching and learning and in the use of technology and emerging media for creating significant learning experiences.


To help advance cutting edge, evidence-based, impactful teaching and learning practices in ways that support the educational vision of NUS.


Offer high quality professional development programmes and consulting service to the NUS teaching community at both introductory and advanced levels.

Technology enabled, novel delivery and participation models will be innovated as appropriate.

Work collaboratively with the Centre for Instructional Technology (CIT) to support NUS faculty in flexibly and creatively blending technology to stimulate personalized and higher order learning in students. To this end, build a core team of outstanding facilitators who can straddle pedagogy and technology in a seamless fashion.

Forge close partnership with departments and faculty groups from across campus to initiate and sustain substantive and transformative conversations about student learning.

Offer niche programmes to imbue broadly applicable skills, abilities and attitudes in our students so that they may fully benefit from the NUS educational experience.

Engage in and promote the scholarship of teaching and learning within and beyond NUS. Conduct periodic symposia, teaching institutes etc. with local and prestigious global partners.