Monday, November 23, 2009

Marshall Cavendish Online supports Technology Initiative in Education

While the initiative has achieved much success in deploying technological innovations into education, we know there's still much to be done locally and globally.

That is why Marshall Cavendish Online is supportive of any initiative that will help in the advancement of technology to optimise student's potential.

Last 21 to 23 November 2008, Marshall Cavendish Online sponsored the competition Asian Robotics League VEX Championship 2008. The event was organised by Rulang Primary School and the Asian Robotics League in partnership with Millenia Institute.

Held at Rulang Primary School, 84 teams coming from China, Hong Kong, Korea, and Singapore competed for the top spot. In the end, Hong Kong and China teams were announced as winners who will then represent Asia in the upcoming World VEX Championship.

Friday, November 13, 2009

When Education Meets Technology

Fuji Xerox, together with Marshall Cavendish Online, held a seminar on 13 November 2009 for schools on how to streamline administrative processes to achieve higher productivity and efficiency.

Andy shared with the teachers the various possibilities for schools to improve work processes and, at the same time, go green by reducing paper wastage with Fuji Xerox products.

The workshop was then followed by a demonstration by Mookaiah Manomani, HOD IT for Fairfield Methodist Secondary School, on how Marshall Cavendish Online assists her in her everyday teaching in school. Leveraging on Marshall Cavendish Online’s ‘Offline Homework’ tool, she is able assign homework for her students to complete without being connected onto the internet.

This seminar brought the attendees a step closer on the various methods available on how to be environmentally-friendly through the sharing session by Fuji Xerox and Miss Mookaiah Manomani.

Friday, November 6, 2009

LEAD Digital Media Competition 2009

The first LEAD Digital Media Competition (LDMC) finally came to a close and the winners were announced during the Prize Presentation Ceremony on November 6, 2009, at Times Centre Multi Purpose Hall.
Marshall Cavendish Online is hosting this competition for the first time for schools that participate in our Info Comm club. We received an overwhelming 200 over entries all with heart and passion in their work. It was a tough decision selecting the winners for our judges at Marshall Cavendish Online as they were all good entries.

The students gathered enthusiastically at Times Centre’s Multi Purpose Hall for the results and were greeted with a round of games to cool their nerves. Mr Ng Gek Song, Assistant General Manager for Marshall Cavendish Online, was the Guest-of-Honour for the event and gave some advice for the group of talented young audience. “We hope to see all of you continue to be inspired and keep on practicing digital media design either as a hobby or even developing it into your career”. He also added, “With the success of 2009, next year’s competition will be even bigger with elements of video and animations included.”

The time finally came after the names of the merit, bronze, silver and kid’s choice award were mentioned, the highlight of the afternoon for the gold award. Lim Jun Heng from Radin Mas Primary School came out tops among the rest of the contestants and brought home the grand prize of a Hewlett-Packard Mini notebook.
The event ended after some refreshments and photo-taking sessions with the winners. Even as the students were leaving the premises, Mr Jason Lek, their Info Comm trainer, was still heard encouraging the students to keep practicing.

Gold Award : Lim Jun Heng — Radin Mas Primary School
Silver Award : Alexandra De Vera Cabatbat — Farrer Park Primary School
Bronze Award : Jamie Teo Xi Min — St Anthony's Primary School
Kid's Choice Award : Damien Lee Khai Jie —Chong Zheng Primary