Events - 2022

Demo of cyber-physical learning platform to Minister of Education, Chan Chun Sing

5 December 2022

We hosted Education Minister Chan Chun Sing in December 2022, where he joined our students for a class discussion which demonstrated campusX's cyber-physical learning platform. Find out more from Minister Chan's Facebook post and SUTD's Twitter post


National Technology Enhanced Learning (NTEL) Conference 2022

27 - 28 October 2022

The theme of the 2022 National Technology Enhanced Learning Conference (NTEL 2022) is 'Empowering Learning in the Cyber-Physical Era', which echoes SUTD’s education initiative of campusX as part of the digital transformation in the education sector. SUTD’s Office of Digital Learning, being the host for this year's conference, led the organising committee comprising all local autonomous universities (Nanyang Technological University, National University of Singapore, Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore Management University and Singapore University of Social Sciences) under the leadership of Associate Provost for Digital Learning, Professor Pey Kin Leong.

One of the main highlights of the conference was the visit and address by guest of honour, Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Education. Minister Chan encouraged collaborative initiatives between and within institutions to focus on developing teacher, student, and technology competencies in cyber-physical learning.

"At the institutional level, I am glad to hear that SUTD is forging a path in educational technology and publishing a white paper on cyber-physical learning to commemorate NTEL 2022. The white paper is a study aimed at providing an overview of the barriers and challenges in digital transformation, with contributors from SUTD, TEC, Zhejiang University, Singapore Poly, SUSS, and the Institute for Adult Learning (IAL).

As part of the potential next steps to move forward on cyber-physical learning, the white paper calls for the formation of an international alliance/consortium on cyber-physical learning and for greater collaboration. I look forward to how SUTD will collaborate, connect and create with its partners in this exciting field."

Minister Chan Chun Sing
Read: Full speech by Minister Chan

The conference programme included two keynotes:

  • Keynote 1 on 'The Future of Learning' by Professor Sanjay Sarma (Fred Fort Flowers (1941) and Daniel Fort Flowers (1941) Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology); and

  • Keynote 2 on 'The Metaverse: What we know, What we don’t know, What we will get wrong' by Mr Richard Koh (Chief Technology Officer and Customer Success Lead, Microsoft Singapore)

Each of the autonomous universities also hosted sharing sessions on topics relating to cyber-physical learning. To foster interest and engagement of high schools and JCs, a special session on home-based learning for pre-university educators was organised by SUTD in collaboration with JCs and MOE.

The conference closed off with a fringe-event, the Special Interest Group discussion on cyber-physically learning, which was attended by campusX team members and invited NTEL participants representing the universities and the industry.

NTEL 2022 concluded with great success, with over 444 onsite audiences and 220 online participants.

More about NTEL 2022


SUTD signs research collaboration agreement with Mexican top private University, Tecnológico de Monterrey

27 October 2022

SUTD and Tecnológico de Monterrey (Tec) through its Institute for the Future of Education, signed a research collaboration agreement to improve the cyber physical learning of students and teachers in Singapore and Mexico. Through this three year agreement both parties will share practices and experiences in the configuration and usage of cyber-physical learning infrastructure to create new opportunities for educational innovation and research, resulting in new pathways for the future of education.

This research collaboration will have its main focus in the SUTD campusX initiative, that focuses on the needs and experiences of students and instructors using data analytics and learning sciences with the purpose of creating a safe, inclusive and enjoyable space for students to learn, interact and optimise their learning outcomes.

Regarding the campusX and its impact on the future of education, Professor Phoon Kok Kwang, SUTD's Provost said: "Both Tec and SUTD share a common vision of cyber-physical learning, with similar interests and understanding of the challenges in areas of applying human-centric technology and design to the practice of pedagogy and andragogy in actual higher learning environments. This forms a strong basis on which many more projects can be conducted between Tec and SUTD. The current research collaboration is an important start and SUTD looks forward to furthering the partnership with Tec in years to come. In a similar vein, SUTD also looks forward to work with more like-minded partners across academia and industry and from local and global landscapes to make cyber-physical learning a reality."

Full media release