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By Lo Tern Chern26 May 2019

NIBONG TEBAL: Nothing seems to escape the QR code these days, including schools.

At SJK (T) Ladang Jawi, a QR code system that is linked to a database is used by teachers to assess the behaviour of their pupils.

Under the school’s information and communications technology (ICT) initiative, the 22 teachers bank on mobile devices to scan QR coded cards which are given to each of the 117 pupils.

The school’s ICT coordinator, B. Prabu, said the system, named ‘QRsikap’, would allow the teachers to track the behaviour of the pupils and encourage them to be good.

“Every month, the record is tabulated and the best pupils will be announced.

“We hope it will motivate them to behave well at all times,” said Prabu, who believed the system was the first to be implemented in schools in the country.

He was speaking at the launch of the programme by Deputy Chief Minister II Dr P. Ramasamy at the school here yesterday.

Apart from the system, the school also introduced dozens of other initiatives to integrate science and technology such as interactive ICT kiosks, robotics and 3D printing workshops, web designing and computer animation classes, online-based examinations and a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) studio.

The teachers are also able to access the minutes of meetings, school reports and attendance records with their mobile devices via the Internet while the interest of the pupils is kept alive through the Frog VLE (Virtual Learning Environment), which is simple, fun and engaging.The Frog Classroom is fully funded by YTL Foundation as part of its programme to transform classrooms throughout Malaysia into 21st Century learning spaces that promote technology-enabled and student-focused learning.

Every Frog Classroom is a space for students to learn creatively and also serve as a Frog Hub, which is a space for teachers in the community to learn and share new classroom experiences.

Ramasamy said science and technology was the way to go.

“Children sometimes get fed up with the textbooks and no longer have interest in the traditional method, so science and technology is the way to go.

“With smartphones, students want to be connected and do things hands-on,” he said.

Ramasamy, who is also Penang Education Committee chairman, announced a RM5,000 allocation for the school to install CCTV cameras.


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21 May 2019








出席嘉宾包括洪凯威代表陈骏锋、黄文坡医生太太方宝心、教育局北海区教师活动中心资讯技术组官员诺哈菲莎、FROGASIA SDN BHD区域会计经理乌沙拉妮、董事会代表准拿督曾文忠、准拿督张凯名等,在校长刘霖和及副校长侯黛群的陪同下,共同为青蛙虚拟学习课室主持启用仪式。



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(From left) The ribbon cutting ceremony by Prof Radha, Prof Mohd Marzuki, Chew and
deputy vice-chancellor (Industry and Community Partnerships) Prof Datuk Dr Imran Ho Abdullah.

12th May 2019

UNIVERSITI Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) is the first institution of higher learning in Malaysia to have a Frog Classroom.

Its deputy vice-chancellor (Academic and International Affairs) Prof Datuk Dr Mohd Marzuki Mustafa launched the new classroom at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities.

The Frog Classroom was set up at the university in a collaboration between YTL Foundation, FrogAsia and a UKM team led by Prof Dr Radha M K Nambiar, professor of literacy and the chair of the Centre for Literacy and Sociocultural Transformation.

Prof Radha’s research interests and publications centre on understanding how learners learn and what can be done to enhance their learning by exploring the role of strategies, socialisation practices, learning styles, teachers and the digitisation of knowledge. She led a study on the impact of Frog Classrooms published in 2017 – A Study on the Impact of Redesigned Malaysian Classrooms on Teacher Pedagogy and Student Learning Behaviour and Outcomes for the 21st Century.

At UKM, the setting up of a Frog Classroom resulted from a long collaboration between Prof Radha and YTL Foundation, which began with a research grant in 2016 to study the effectiveness of Frog Classrooms in improving student engagement and learning efficacy and upgrading teaching through the integration of technology.

“The Frog Classroom in UKM is the only one of its kind developed by and with the assistance of students, who were told to create a space for learning that they would want to use.

“This new space differs from the traditional classroom in terms of physical arrangement.

“While traditional classrooms promote transmission of knowledge from the teacher to the student, this space serves to foster co-construction of knowledge, where the teacher and learners work interactively to solve problems and more.

“As a 21st Century learning and teaching space, harnessing technology is key to optimising this room,” Prof Radha explained.

The Frog Classroom Programme is an initiative by YTL Foundation in collaboration with FrogAsia, provider of the Frog Virtual Learning Environment.

The programme aims to transform classrooms in government schools throughout Malaysia into 21st Century learning spaces that promote technology-enabled, student-focused learning.

Frog Classrooms are equipped with 4G Internet, mobile devices that provide access to the Frog VLE, as well as the programme’s hallmark curved tables, designed to create more opportunities for peer-led learning and interaction.

YTL Foundation supports schools in the setting up of Frog Classrooms through project management and the provision of furniture and fittings to complete the classroom.

“We are truly excited to set up the Frog Classroom at UKM who has been our partner in validating the effectiveness of the classroom in schools.

“The installation of the classroom in UKM is an endorsement of a programme that we have invested heavily into in the past five years to improve education in this country. “We hope that having this education space in a university for the first time will facilitate research by both undergraduate and postgraduate students on new pedagogical techniques that can be applied in Malaysia, as well as its effects on learning styles, strategies and learners,” said YTL Foundation programme director Datin Kathleen Chew.

The 2016 study led by Prof Radha found that when using the Frog Classroom, teachers became more creative and innovative, using a greater variety of materials, activities and methods during lessons. The role of teachers had also evolved into facilitators, guiding students in the learning process rather than serving as the source of knowledge and information. Using the Frog Classrooms as Frog Hubs, teachers were able to hold discussions with their peers from other schools and share best practices to help each other improve their teaching skills.

For the students, the Frog Classrooms helped in honing their 21st Century learning skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, decision-making, collaboration and cooperation, as well as soft skills like communication. The students were found to display better peer interaction and better ability to learn from each other in the Frog Classrooms, which were more learner-centred – with more individualised, self-directed and independent learning.

Any school can apply to have a Frog Classroom, with selection based on a list of criteria. Interested schools as well as corporations keen to support the programme can visit for more information.


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30 April 2019

KULIM - Majlis pelancaran Frog Classroom telah diadakan pada 7 April lalu.

Pengetuanya, Md Saad Man, berkata, Frog Classroom dilaksanakan bagi mentranformasi bilik darjah kepada sebuah kelas yang ceria bertepatan tahap kolaborasi dan penglibatan murid untuk pembelajaran abad ke-21.

"Tranformasi bilik darjah ini dapat meningkatkan peratus penggunaan VLE Frog dalam kalangan murid.

"Penggunaan peralatan ICT membantu murid untuk meneroka maklumat yang meluas dan menggalakkan penggunaan KBATdalam kalangan murid," katanya.

Majlis tersebut telah dirasmikan oleh Penolong PPD Kemanusiaan Pejabat Pendidikan Daerah Kulim Bandar Baharu, Mazlan Osman.

Majlis itu turut dihadiri oleh wakil Frog Asia Sdn Bhd, Mazlyin Awang.


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