Sunday, March 21, 2010

Four Years In A Row

For four consecutive years (2006 – 2009), the LEAD Portal,, maintained at the top of the hits list of visits to ‘Education – Reference’ websites in Singapore. Hitwise, an online competitive intelligence organisation that measures visit counts to websites all over the world, revealed this outcome.

This amazing feat would not have been possible without your support and believe in our portal and resources for teaching and learning. Marshall Cavendish Online’s continual efforts to partner with established textbook publishers including Marshall Cavendish Education and Panpac will create even wider possibilities for our users of the portal.

The Hitwise award is a motivation for us to extend to our schools an even better portal for your educational needs and a testament of our reliability and achievements over the years.

Friday, March 19, 2010

iCTLT 2010

The annual International Conference on Teaching and Learning with Technology (iCTLT) was held on 4-6 March 2010 at the Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre. Without exceptions Marshall Cavendish was on site to showcase our existing services and a sneak on what was to come in the near future.

The three day event was a perfect platform to catch up with familiar teachers from various schools and get to know new teachers as well. As an initiative to work closely for a wider range of learning and teaching resources for the schools, Marshall Cavendish Online and Marshall Cavendish Education was side-by-side at the iCTLT to feature a complete spectrum of products from print to digital and mobile technology.

Our participation this year also boasted an amazing oversized smartphone (iPhone) to demonstrate the possibilities of conducting learning trails effortlessly and effectively. Response for this service continues to gain positive results and we are very optimistic in fulfilling the needs of the schools planning on learning trails for their students.

Embracing this year’s conference was Mr. S Iswaran, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Trade and Industry, and Ministry of Education sharing with the crowd valuable views and thoughts on teaching and learning with technology. The conference summed up with the final day opening its doors to the public. Parents are greeted with tools and resources on how to enhance their children’s daily lessons in class and at home as well.

With the success and immense support from our partners and parents, we will be looking forward to a more exciting and promising iCTLT next year.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Adopters from Brisbane, Australia

The Marshall Cavendish Online team paid a visit to Forest Lake College, the first school in Australia to adopt the LEAD portal as an e-learning platform for all students Grade 1 to 6.


The school integrated the use LEAD into the Learning-Centred Approach for students. The Learning-Centred Approach focus on the needs of the students rather than educational process such as teachers being administrators. With the LEAD portal, students are able to conduct self-directed learning paying added attention on subjects and topics they have difficulties in.