Thursday, September 29, 2011

Marshall Cavendish Online and MediaCorp LuV Chinese Product Launch

In conjunction with the launch of LuV Chinese digital courseware, Marshall Cavendish Online and MediaCorp is pleased to invite Dr. Tan Chee Lay to conduct a workshop on <为科技注入创意温度>.

Some highlights of the workshop includes the use of web 2.0 in education, creative use of technology in education and some case studies of successful implementations of technology in classrooms.

For more information on Dr. Tan Chee Lay, click here.
Renowned MediaCorp artist, Guo Liang, will be present to host this event.

This is a by-invitation event only. Secondary school mother tongue teachers are encouraged to attend this workshop. Thank you for your interest, registration is now closed.

Here are the details of the workshop:
Date: 28 October 2011
Venue: The House of Tan Yeok Nee Conference Centre
Time: 1400 - 1630
For further details and clarifications: Jess Chen - (65) 6380 2157 or
Venue Information:

Three Awards Received for SDMA 2011

Out of 545 entries submitted, 3 entries from our Infocomm Club schools have received awards from Singapore Digital Media Award (SDMA) 2011.

Title of Entry: "My Dream"
School: Chongzheng Primary
Award: Silver

Title of Entry: "The Bad Timing of Love"
School: Singapore Chinese Girls' School
Award: Silver

Title of Entry: "My Dream"
School: Singapore Chinese Girls' School
Award: Merit

Trainer Profile

Jason Lek (
Infocomm Trainer at Chongzheng Primary School & Singapore Chinese Girls' School

- Specializes in 2D/3D Animation and Design

“I have been in the Multimedia/Animation industry since 1992. I started as an apprentice, working under the mentorship of Steve Woods, an established British Animator. He was involved in the movies “Watership Down” and “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”.

I am a very versatile multimedia designer. This can be seen in my styles of drawing. I am strong in both Western and Eastern styles. Digital art and animation are my forte and I am also good in inspiring and imparting those skills to my students.”

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For further details about our ICT training and consultancy services including customised ICT curriculum design, email us at

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Mathematical Olympiad Talent Quest 2011

Marshall Cavendish Online together with Clementi Town Secondary School collaborated for the second year running in organising the Mathematical Olympiad Talent Quest. Primary 5 and 6 students from all over Singapore gathered at this event on 20 May 2011 in a showcase of their mathematical capabilities and winners walked home with attractive prizes including an Apple iPad.

We also caught up with Mr. Choy Chan Hong, Head of Department for ICT at Clementi Town Secondary School on what he has to say about the Mathematical Olympiad collaboration with Marshall Cavendish Online.

1. This is the second year Clementi Town Secondary School and Marshall Cavendish Online (MC Online) collaborated in the Math Olympiad. What made the school decide to select Marshall Cavendish Online as the partner again this year?

Mr. Choy:  MC Online have a reliable and proven platform that's capable of mass participation for our Mathematical Olympiad. Their wide outreach to the Primary Schools also proved to be of great help in the success of this event. We had build a great relationship with MC Online and they understand our objectives and requirements. Their commitment in making this event stretched beyond just purely sponsorship of the prizes.

2. What key feature did Marshall Cavendish Online possess that made Clementi Town Secondary decide to partner with us for this year's Math Olympiad?

Mr. Choy: We understand the capabilities of MC Online's portal and trust the reliability for conducting of online quizzes. Prompt and accurate tabulation of results were also key factors we took into consideration.

3. Are you satisfied with the support level provided by MC Online?

Mr. Choy:  Definitely! I would say that the support rendered had even gone beyond those provided by commercially-paid vendors.

4. Relationships and mutual understanding of needs between Clementi Town Secondary School has matured over the years, how has this benefited the planning and execution of the Math Olympiad this year?

 Mr Choy: The planning processes are definitely smoother as both parties are already familiar with the desired outcomes and expectations. The long-term partnership has created the confidence for the organizer to explore new ideas in the execution of the Math Olympiad. The high professionalism of MC Online representative has also resulted in greater trust and collegiality in the working relationship between both sides.

 Thank you Mr. Choy. We look forward to another exciting year of partnership with Clementi Town Secondary School.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Marshall Cavendish hosts 50 international delegates in 2nd Marshall Cavendish Singapore Mathematics Global Forum

Marshall Cavendish organised the 2nd Marshall Cavendish Singapore Mathematics Global Forum from 22 September to 24 September 2011 at the Grand Copthorne Hotel, Singapore. It was a great opportunity to showcase Math Buddies to educators from around the globe, an online digital curriculum designed to support learning Math using the Singapore Math Approach. It adopts the same pedagogical principles from our Singapore Math textbooks and combines multimedia technology with instructional strategies to offer an engaging teaching and learning experience.


The forum focused on building global competence in schools, particularly in the area of Mathematics. Mr Sam Tan, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports and Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Mayor, Central Singapore District was the guest-of-honour at the global forum.

There were 150 attendees this year, with 50 foreign delegates, comprising of educational policymakers, curriculum specialists, teachers and education ministry representatives from countries such as the United States, Chile, Panama, South Africa, Saudi Arabia and Brunei. Some key delegates include Dr. Alan Burke, Deputy Superintendent, Washington State Department of Education, Lucy Molinar, Minister of Education, Panama and Tim Gopeesingh, Minister of Education for Trinidad and Tobago.

Ms Lee Fei Chen, Head of Publishing, Marshall Cavendish Publishing Group, said “Marshall Cavendish first initiated the Singapore Global Maths Forum to provide a platform for dialogue on the strategies and best practices of the Singapore Maths pedagogy. As the leading publisher of all of Singapore’s mathematics textbooks, it is an honour for us to assist in building greater competence in Mathematics in schools globally through new insights and to develop educational solutions that meet the needs of teachers and learners in the 21st century.”

This year, the delegates will be taken on a tour of the National Institute of Education, Singapore as many are curious as to how our teachers are trained.. They will also visit Holy Innocents, Rivervale and Pioneer Primary Schools to witness first hand, theory and policy in action on how Singapore Maths is being taught.

The Ministry of Education, Singapore also conducted a sharing session about the Singapore Maths curriculum. They expound further on the Singapore Maths curriculum framework, and touch on the salient features and the processes involved in implementing it nation wide.
Professor S. Gopinathan, Professorial Fellow at the National Institute of Education shared with the audience on Singapore’s Educational Development, with special reference to Mathematics, Science and Technology Polices.

Dr. Richard Bisk, Chair and Professor of Mathematics from Worcester State University was on the topic, Improving Math Performance: Learning from Singapore. During the session, he shared how Singapore Maths curriculum is used in the United States to improve the mathematical content knowledge of students and teachers. He also expound further Singapore Maths curriculum’s influence on the new Common Core Curriculum for the United Sates.

Mrs Ariellah Rosenberg from South Africa touched on South Africa’s education system, and  how South Africa will incorporate the Singapore Maths curriculum into their educational curriculum.

The Singapore Maths curriculum was launched in 1982 and has undergone several revisions since. The latest revision in 2007 continues to emphasize on conceptual understanding with a focal point in problem-solving. The curriculum was created by the Ministry of Education in a bid to address the problems Singaporean students were having in understanding Maths concepts. The programme has since evolved into one of the best and most effective pedagogies in the world with Singapore consistently ranked among top nations in international comparative studies since 1995. Schools in over 35 countries around the world have adopted the Singapore Math textbooks, published by Marshall Cavendish, with several adaptations to local curriculum requirements and languages.


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

English Language Institute of Singapore Launch

Marshall Cavendish Online is proud to be a part of the launch and conference for the English Language Institute of Singapore on 6-7 September 2011 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre.

It was a great opportunity to showcase our latest product, LuV English, to all the English language teachers during the event. Secondary LuV English is a joint collaboration with MediaCorp where students learn using videos. Through LuV English, students watch videos from MediaCorp and engage in comprehension exercises, discussion, writing and speaking activities around exciting themes such as current affairs, medical science, and performing arts.

Click here for more information on LuV English.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Happy Teacher's Day 2011 Ad

From all of us at Marshall Cavendish!

Happy Teacher's Day 2011 from Marshall Cavendish Online

A big shout out to all teachers in Singapore. Happy Teacher's Day 2011!
From the Marshall Cavendish Online team.