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Republic Polytechnic partners with Popular e-Learning Holdings

Zafirah Salim | April 9, 2014
The aim of this partnership is to nurture interactive digital learning among students.

Local tertiary institution Republic Polytechnic’s (RP) School of Infocomm has signed a two-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Popular e-Learning Holdings to increase the quality and effectiveness of interactive digital learning for the benefit of the students.

Popular e-Learning Holdings Limited, the digital arm of Popular Holdings, said in an announcement that it will be offering students from RP’s Diploma in Interactive and Digital Media (DIDM) the chance to gain industry insights through the Industry Immersion Programme (IIP).

Additionally, this partnership serves as a platform for outstanding students’ final-year projects (FYP) to be adapted for commercialisation and implementation. In fact, within the first year of the said partnership, three FYPs will be undertaken in collaboration with Popular e-Learning Holdings. This allows the students to gain experience in conceptualising and designing print and digital media products.

“We believe that this MOU will open up new opportunities for our Infocomm students to work with industry partners and produce work at a level relevant to industry needs,” said Boo Chong-Han, Director, School of Infocomm, Republic Polytechnic.

“Republic Polytechnic and Popular e-Learning share common core values and goals – we nurture innovative, entrepreneurial individuals and the use of technology in enriching learning. The collaboration displays our commitment towards education for our future generation and beyond,” said Christine Chiang, Senior Director, Popular e-Learning Holdings Pte Ltd.

Currently, Popular e-Learning Holdings is offering internship positions to RP students through the IIP, which allows them to utilise the skills and techniques learnt during their course in areas such as storyboarding, 3D rendering and video production. Besides internship, it is also providing scholarships, diploma, and module prizes to deserving RP students as a form of encouragement for them to excel in this industry.

 

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