Collaborative Tools for Learning Facilitation: An Essential Online Survivor Skill for Adult Educators

Lecturer iconTan Guo Qiang (Mr)
Course Duration: 7 hours
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22 Nov 2022 - 22 Nov 2022
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30 Nov 2022 - 30 Nov 2022
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This is a fully online session conducted via ZOOM. Participants can participate in the session from any venue of their convenience with a laptop / device that is compatible with ZOOM. More details on participating in the session will be send to the confirmed registrants.

What Is The Session About?

Education has been severely disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions which have become necessary during this crisis. There is an increased move away from traditional, face-to-face training and educational programmes, to blended or even fully online courses, which allow businesses continued access to adult education and training programmes. In a globalised and changing landscape, it is essential for education to become more diverse and flexible while maintaining collaborative and interactive learning environments.

Learn how to harness Web 2.0 technology and tools as a means of continuing your educational practice and respond to the needs of your learners. This training programme introduces you to a wide range of online platforms and tools, such as Padlet, which can be used to enhance training delivery with the inclusion of collaborative learning on a scale previously unknown. Padlet is a free-to-use, device-neutral platform designed specifically to facilitate collaboration in learning environments. Accessible on any device with internet access and requiring no special software or downloads, Padlet is a versatile environment in which students can post comments or responses on a virtual bulletin board — or wall — which can then be projected, exported as a variety of file formats, or embedded in websites or VLEs. 

This one-day workshop will introduce you to the key functions of Padlet, allowing you to obtain hands-on experience in an online learning scenario. In addition to familiarisation with this platform, participants will also explore key concepts of collaborative learning, as well as explore other collaborative tools such as Google Docs, Mentimeter, and Nearpod. You will learn about and experience the concepts of collaborative learning from both a theoretical and practical perspective. Through a combination of individual and group work, you will become comfortable and familiar with these tools, coming to understand how they can enhance your current training and teaching practices. Whether you are a freelance trainer, part of a small team, or engaged by large-scale training organisations, there are numerous opportunities to add these cost-effective and easy-to-use tools to your toolbox to enrich the experience of your learners.

“Current advancements in technology have opened up new opportunities in the areas of pedagogy to achieve self-directed, interactive, collaborative and team-based learning beyond the classroom, anytime and anywhere.” – Associate Professor Muhammad Faisal bin Ibrahim, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Education, 16 November 2015.

What Does The Session Cover?

Understand the key concepts associated with collaborative learning.
Be able to explain and use the key features of Padlet in order to create an online virtual bulletin board.
Be able to incorporate the use of Google Docs, Mentimeter, and Nearpod into their face-to-face training sessions.
Understand the benefits and challenges of implementing Padlet in teaching and learning.
Be able to ‘build a wall’ incorporating the key features of Padlet to facilitate collaborative learning experiences.

Who Is It Suitable For?

  • Adult Education: Individuals involved in leadership, coaching and mentoring, learning facilitation, performance and competency assessment, coaching technology integration, or those involved in consultancy and advisory services relating to business excellence.
  • Learning Management: Individuals involved in the management or support of learning in the areas of coaching, consultancy, mentoring, training, and the implementation of learning and development in order to drive business improvement.
  • Learners who will be attending the Advanced Certificate in Learning & Performance (ACLP) M3: ‘Facilitate Technology-Enabled Learning’
  • ACLP graduates looking to deepen their proficiency in using technological tools for adult education

Course Funding and Policies


Please proceed to make payment via eNets/credit card (VISA or MasterCard) at the end of the registration process. Kindly note that the system will automatically cancel the registration if full payment has not been successfully processed by 11.59pm (Singapore Time) on the same day of the registration. You will have to reapply for the course, subject to availability of vacancy at the point of your re-registration.

Additional Funding Available, If Applicable

Singaporeans aged 25 years old and above are eligible for SkillsFuture Credit which can be used to offset the selected programmes' fees for self-sponsored registrations only.

Please note the submission period for your SFC claim via MySkillsFuture needs to be within 60 days before the course start date (date inclusive). If your course start date is more than 60 days from the date of SFC application, the SSG-SFC portal would reject your application. In this case, you would need to pay the full course fees at the end of your course application.


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Please submit your request to reschedule your course here. A non-refundable administrative fee of S$53.50 (with GST) applies for the request and the next available slot will be offered


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About The Speaker

Tan Guo Qiang (Mr)

Tan Guo Qiang (Mr)

Specialist Adult Educator - Curriculum Development | Institute for Adult Learning

Guo Qiang (Mr) specialises in Educational Management and Research, Coaching, and Facilitation. He is a firm believer in the principles of lifelong learning, and learning for life. He brings ten years of experience in managerial and training positions to his work. He spearheaded the development of training systems and policies as well as the transformation of curricula in the Singapore Armed Forces training community.


Guo Qiang holds a Master of Arts in Educational Management from the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University. He was awarded a Degree of Merit in the Bachelor of Science in Human Factors in Safety with Military Studies from the Singapore University of Social Sciences. Guo Qiang is currently pursuing a Doctorate at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University.


Guo Qiang’s qualifications include:

  • Certified Associate in Project Management (2016)
  • WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (2017)
  • Professional Diploma in Leadership and People Management (2017)
  • Specialist Adult Educator – Curriculum Development (2019)
  • IAC Masteries Practitioner (2019)
  • Foundational Facilitation Workshop – Facilitators Network Singapore (2019)
  • WSQ Specialist Diploma in Educational Quality Management (2019)
  • Master of Arts in Educational Management (2019)
  • Doctorate in Education (Completing in 2023)
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