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Personalised Digital Learning Programme

In an increasingly digitalised world, it is essential to equip students to thrive in a digital society and take on the jobs of the future. At MOE’s Committee of Supply Debate in March 2020, MOE launched the National Digital Literacy Programme (NDLP) for our schools and Institutes of Higher Learning to help students strengthen their digital literacy.

One of the components of the NDLP is the introduction of the Personalised Digital Learning Programme (PDLP) for all secondary school students, whereby every secondary school student will own a school-prescribed Personal Learning Device (PLD) by end-2021. With every student owning a PLD, teachers can enhance teaching and learning through the design of ICT enriched learning experiences. Students will be able to tap on digital resources to learn according to their needs and interests and to collaborate with each other, anytime and anywhere. Students will also acquire digital literacy in the four components of Ministry of Education (MOE)’s Digital Literacy Framework:

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Through the PDLP, Damai Secondary School aims to develop Future-Ready and Responsible Digital Learners who are:

  • self-directed and collaborative in their learning,
  • equipped with 21st Century Competencies and Digital Literacies, and
  • imbued with sound moral values to be responsible users of technology.

Personal Learning Device

At DSS, every student will be using the Apple iPad as their personal learning device. Every iPad will come bundled with the Apple pencil and keyboard to maximise the affordances of the iPad as a learning tool.

The iPad is a lightweight device that offers students convenient learning on-the-move and is relatively easy to use. A full charge of the battery typically allows students to use the iPad for the entire curriculum hours. It allows for a seamless learning experience with existing teaching and learning technologies such as the Singapore Student Learning Space, Microsoft 365 and Google Suite, in addition to native Apple apps.

Device Bundle:

  • Apple iPad Wifi 10.2” 3GB RAM 32GB ROM
  • Logitech Ruggedized Combo 3 (Cover & Keyboard)
  • 1st Generation Apple Pencil
  • Matte Screen Protector
  • 3-year warranty and 3-year insurance


The list of compatible iPad models can be found here.

Financial Assistance

To ensure affordability of the PLD, there was a one-time Edusave top-up of $200 in every student’s Edusave account in April 2020. This is on top of the annual Edusave contribution of $290 for secondary students.

Students under the MOE Financial Assistance Scheme for the year will automatically be subsidised for the PLD. Students who are currently not under the MOE Financial Assistance Scheme may approach the General Office to apply for additional subsidy if their Gross Household Income (GHI) is $4,000 or less, or Per Capita Income (PCI) is $1,000 or less. “PCI” refers to the Gross Household Income divided by the total number of family members in the household.

Briefing for Parents

An online briefing for parents was held on 13 January 2021 (Wed) to explain the details of the PDLP. Click on the link below for the briefing slides.

Briefing Slides

Any Queries

For any queries on the PDLP, please contact the HOD ICT, Mr Loh Yan Xiang via his email loh_yan_xiang@schools.gov.sg.

Parent Handbook

The handbook explains how 1to1 learning benefits students’ learning and contains some digital parenting tips and strategies.

Parent Handbook I on 1-1 Learning