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4 April 2014

Virtual 3D Learning Innovation Lab up and running at ITE Singapore

news5_op023_201403_interns_mc_sn.jpgMichael Christensen (Canada; Mechanical Engineering Design – CAD Champion from WorldSkills London 2011) and Simon Noerdjan (Suriname; Web Design Champion from WorldSkills Americas 2010) were the successful applicants to be selected for the second WorldSkills Foundation (WSF) - Institute of Technical Education (ITE) Virtual 3D Learning Innovation Lab, and have begun a three-month adventure in Singapore which will run to mid-June 2014.

Michael and Simon will develop an immersive, interactive Virtual 3D training application for use in ITE’s Higher Nitec Facilities Management courses. This is divided into two modules: the first will give students a full overview of the conventional Singapore water supply system from rainwater collection, to reservoir, to storage tank, while the second will help them explore the process and maintenance of rooftop water tanks. As well as working closely with ITE staff to develop the learning design, Michael and Simon are also connected with staff at the Public Utility Board of Singapore (PUB) who are providing further technical input into the project.

The finished application will be unveiled as part of the Water Innovation Challenge presentation at Singapore International Water Week, 3-5 June. Following this, it will be rolled out in Facilities Management courses at ITE from September 2014 onwards, where it will complement training for over 500 students. We wish Michael and Simon the best of luck for their time at ITE and look forward to seeing the outcomes of their work in June.