School curriculum home-based learning is covered these four weeks, but does your child need a boost to understand tough concepts in his curriculum? Project Lightboard to the rescue!
What if you could pay just $12.80 for tuition classes every month?
City College’s new Project Lightboard courses bring you the next best thing now that in-person private tuition is not possible due to COVID-19. Project Lightboard offers online educational content with a difference—you will know what we mean when you click on the sample video below. You can expect great presentation and useful content geared to help school-going kids reach that “eureka!” moment in his or her learning journey.
Courses run on a monthly subscription basis, and prices start at $12.80 for each month of usage— the price for an assessment book or 15 minutes of private tuition. Prices differ according to courses, but nothing costs more than $20 a month. Like Netflix, you will have access to all the lessons in the course once you subscribe, and if you can finish all the lessons and quizzes in the course within a month, you can end your subscription right there. “They can actually binge watch and finish the syllabus,” Kenny said.
The launch of Project Lightboard comes just in time as Singapore’s COVID-19 multi-ministry task force recently announced the closure of schools and non-essential services that include tuition and enrichment centers as part of its “circuit breaker” move to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Online learning has become the new norm practically overnight.
“We started developing Project Lightboard courses more than two years ago,” explained Kenny Low, principal of City College, which produces these courses. “The dream is to make engaging teaching affordable and accessible. We have since recorded more than 500 videos and developed about 200 quizzes.” The City College team taught their students in the mornings, filmed these courses in the afternoons three days every week, over 96 weeks to arrive at this content. (Read the story of how it began.)
What sets Project Lightboard apart is that it offers effective teaching by tried-and-tested instructors who have strong track record of helping students succeed in their learning.
The courses currently available include Mathematics and Science at primary school level, as well as Combined Science (Physics) and Geography at the secondary school level. Each course consists of bite-sized video lessons and interactive quizzes. The learning experience is facilitated by the award-winning platform Canvas by Instructure.
“I teach the Physics course and the primary Science and Maths are taught by educators who are CHC members,” Kenny says.
“As we run the courses, we will continue to make improvements and additions to the curriculum, at no extra charge,” he adds. New courses are being added to the site.
Project Lightboard offers an additional perk that live tuition cannot: both the video and the quizzes can be accessed multiple times. This is useful for students who learn differently, who may need to repetitions or a longer time to absorb and apply concepts.
Kenny has a great testimony of just such a student, who was among early users of the Project Lightboard material. “Last year we had a student with social anxiety challenges so his attendance was patchy in school. But just by watching the videos and doing the quizzes, he got a distinction for O Level Science.”
Kenny is hoping that City College can rely on word of mouth for marketing to keep the subscription fees affordable. If you know of someone who could benefit from these online courses, check out City College’s website to start subscribing.
Watch a sample lesson here: