The NUS Corporate Plan 2017-2018 (NUS, 2016), as part of Pillar2 on Teaching and Learning under Strategic Objective 3 Activity 2.3.1 states the need to “develop creative learning spaces and ICT to support and drive pedagogy”. One such innovative use of ICT to support and drive pedagogy was demonstrated on Tuesday 9th May at the Fale Samoa, NUS when the Innovation team from the Faculty of Science presented on the use of drones in higher education. The presenter Ms Tara Patu from the Computing department initiated the presentation with a simple explanation of what a drone is, its features, followed by examples of general uses and applications of the drone. The discussion then narrowed to some specific uses of the drone in education with such examples as:

  • aerial surveys
  • aerial maps
  • data collection in field trips
  • campus planning and campus advertisement

The presentation concluded with a live demonstration of the drone and its features.

The presentation by the Innovation team is part of the Faculty of Science Open and Distance Learning team (ODL) series of seminars and workshops on the use of technology-enabled learning, and is part of the NUS initiatives to promote teaching and learning and its delivery through ICT. Earlier seminars and workshops included those on:

  • instructional design on website design, and power point animation
  • technology workshops on the use of the Aptus, Open Systems, Google sites, Skype, Zoom and Moodle Learning Management System. 

The remaining seminars of the Innovation series will include:

  • the use of Raspberry Pi technology for educational purposes
  • Arduino technology
  • Demonstration of interactive Smart Boards

The current series of workshops and seminars have been funded from Education sector funds.

Caption:INNOVATION Team: top, from left to right: Namulau'uluJoseph Namulau'ulu, 

Mose Mose, Asc Prof Muagututi'a Ioana Chan Mow, Fo'ilagi Maua-Faamau, Vensel Chan

bottom, left to right: Ierome Tupuola, Tara Patu,Auimatagi Misioka Tanielu

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