MOE launched the National Digital Literacy Programme (NDLP) for our schools and Institutes of Higher Learning to help students strengthen their digital literacy. One of the components of the NDLP is the introduction of the Personalised Digital Learning Programme (PDLP) for all secondary school students, whereby every secondary school student will own a school-prescribed Personal Learning Device (PLD) by end-2021.
Students from PDLP Pilot schools sharing their experiences learning with a personal learning device.
Personalised Digital Learning Programme (PDLP) in BMSS
With 1 to 1 tech-enabled learning, to create a student-centric, engaging and stimulating teaching and learning environment which encourages Merahans to:
• take ownership of their learning,
• participate in collaborative learning and
• extend their learning beyond the classroom.
Every Merahan will be using the Acer TravelMate Spin B3 as their personal learning device.
Acer TravelMate is a portable device that offers students convenient learning on-the-move, it also allows for a seamless learning experience alongside existing learning technologies such as the Student Learning Space (SLS), Google Suite and Microsoft Office. The touch screen and inking function makes it the device of choice in developing students’ application and creative skills.
Pentium Quad Core N6000 (upgraded from Pentium Quad Core N5030)
Processor Base Frequency
4 MB L2 cache
Screen Panel Type
HD Multi-Touch LCD panel
Number of Core
Intel® UHD Graphics 605
USB Type-CTM port, supporting: USB • 3.2 Gen 1 (up to 5 Gbps) • DisplayPort over USB-C • USB charging 5 V; 3 A • DC-in port 5 or 9 or 15 or 20 V; 45 W Two USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports HDMI® port. microSDTM Card reader Ethernet (RJ-45) port 3.5 mm headphone/speaker jack, supporting headsets with built-in microphone
Integrated WLAN 802.11ac + Bluetooth v5.0
48 Wh 3-cell Li-ion battery
Windows 10 Pro (Education)
Other features/ offers
HD Audio, MicroSD Card Slot
Power Adaptor, Mouse, Carrier Bag, Active Stylus Pen (Docked-in) (upgraded from Rubber-tipped Stylus)
To ensure the affordability of devices, MOE has provided Edusave top-ups of $200 in 2020 to 2022, and $300 in 2023, to all eligible Singaporean students in primary and secondary schools.
This is on top of the annual $290 credited into the Edusave account for Secondary School students and $230 for Primary School students.
For students who need additional support, complete and submit the attached form and supporting income documents to the General Office latest by 19 Jan 2024 (Friday).
Application is open to all students whose Gross Household Income (GHI) ≤ $4,400 or Per Capita Income (PCI) ≤ $1,100. PCI is GHI divided by the number of household members. Students on MOE Financial Assistance Scheme or School-Based Financial Assistance Scheme do not need to apply for this as they will automatically be granted the subsidy by the school..
ICT Applications as part of National Digital Literacy Programme
As part of the NDLP, schools will progressively roll out ICT applications that will be vital to students’ learning experience and educational journey.
The school will need to use your child/ward’s personal data such as his/her name and class to set up user accounts.
Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions section for more information on the collection of data via these applications.
In the following months, MOE will roll out some or all of the following applications:
• Student ICON
MOE will give every secondary school student an email address. This is a service provided by Google as part of Google Suite.
• Microsoft 365
Every Secondary School will be granted a license to use Microsoft Office tools that include Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
MOE will set up Zoom free account with 40 min time limit using Student iCON for the schools’ video conferencing needs.
Device Management Application (DMA)
Please note that when you purchase a PLD, the PLD will be pre-installed with a Device Management Application (DMA). The DMA has a variety of functions that will support the use of the PLD in the classroom, as well as safeguard students’ cyber-wellness. The DMA can:
• Remotely deploy teaching and learning applications as well as security patches
• Enable teachers to monitor and control the students’ screens
• Restrict apps and websites accessible
• Limit screen time
Teachers are able to actively monitor and control the student’s use of the PLD during lesson time to help student better manage distractions and deliver effective teaching.
Remote deployment of teaching and learning applications as well as security patches is made possible with DMA. Schools may also leverage on the Mobile Device Management Service to install the school’s teaching and learning resources.
This addresses stress to the student’s eyes from prolonged use and cyber wellness concerns, such as excessive and inappropriate use of the PLD.
Choice of after-school DMA settings can be changed at any time using the following link.
Do note that changes to the after-school DMA option will only take effect at the end of every month upon receipt of request before the 15th of each month. An email confirmation will be sent to confirm the updated after-school DMA option once it has been activated.
Request made after the 15th of each month will only take effect the following month.
The Device Management Application (DMA) which will be installed in your child/ward’s PLD collects data on usage by the student, such as the amount of time spent on each application. The DMA data will only be used for MOE’s cyber-wellness measures and technical troubleshooting. MOE will not disclose the data to any person otherwise than permitted under the law.
All user data which is collected by MOE will be stored in secure servers managed by the respective vendors of our systems. The Government has put in place strong personal data protection laws and policies to safeguard sensitive data collected by public agencies such as MOE. Please refer to this website for more information on these laws and policies:
Parents/guardians will be purchasing the PLD directly from the vendor, not MOE. This is pursuant to a bulk tender agreement between MOE and the vendor. The tender documents set out the full terms and conditions of such a purchase, and can be found at this website: https://go.gov.sg/pldtermsandconditions