New Media brings history to life
05 January 2010 2 comments
As more and more people interact online, what better way to get students to learn more about Singapore’s heritage than to get them to use new media? South West Community Development Council held the Nationwide Youth E-Heritage Competition to engage youths about the heritage, social, historical and cultural development in the South West district.
Students had to use modern digital technologies like animation and sound, image, video to produce an e-book, after attending training sessions on how to conduct heritage research, access archives or resources, as well as pick up video production techniques.
Mayor of South West District, Dr Amy Khor, was pleased that the initiative had attracted more than 350 youths. Of these, 30 were either new citizens, foreign students or permanent residents.
Nicholas Reiki Laurens, an Indonesian currently studying at Balestier Hill Secondary, said, “I was delighted to work on this project and very happy that our e-book won a merit award. The e-Heritage Competition gave me a new insight into the Chinese culture here.”
The seven winning e-books will be featured on the South West Virtual Heritage Map. Click here to visit the e-books.