Long Story Short
In 2015, Smartification was founded as an online platform to share thoughts, tips and ideas on education with parents and students. In 2017, it has now included consultancy services for blended learning for companies, K12 schools and higher institutes as well as workshops for parents and child.
The founder, Alyssa Chen, didn’t expect that she would go down this path. She was a teacher in the local education system for 7 years and she believed that it would be her iron rice bowl till she would be weak in the knees.
Life somehow took a surprising turn when she tried integrating technology into her lessons one fine day. Two things happened at once: her students’ engagement and understanding showed significant improvements and she fell madly in love with the process of integrating technology into education. Since then, she never looked back.
Alyssa is now an Apple Professional Developer Specialist, with Google Apps and Microsoft Academy certifications where she works with schools on their visioning roadmaps for ICT. She also works with private companies in crafting their blended e-learning works.
She also provides sessions and workshops for parents and children who want to navigate the stressful Singapore education system without screaming, yelling and ranting at each other.
who, what, where
MOE HQ/ National Institute of Education/ Raffles Instituition / Greenwood Primary / Anderson JC / Ngee Ann Polytechnic / River Valley High / Nanyang Technological University / Xinhua Primary / Deyi Secondary / St. Nicholas Secondary / MINDS / ITE College West / ITE College East / Edgefield Secondary / Woodlands Secondary / Pei Chun Public School / Kranji Primary / First Toa Payoh Primary / Xingnan Primary / Beacon Academy / Great Eastern Life Insurance / Sekolah Tun Fatimah (MY) / Clementi Primary/ Madrasah Wak Tanjong Al-Islamiah