By Seri Nor Nadiah Koris And Saadiah Ismail, April 7, 2018
KUALA LUMPUR: YTL Foundation aims to expand its Frog Classroom Programme to 1,000 schools nationwide.
“So far, due to budget constraints we have only set up this programme in 180 schools and another 50 Tamil schools are still in progress,” said YTL Foundation programme director Datin Kathleen Chew at the Leaps of Knowledge Conference 2018 here today.
“The foundation spent RM15,000 to set up an optimised 21st century classroom at each school to create an amazing learning environment.
“The conference aims to inspire, equip and empower Malaysians to collaboratively and collectively raise the education bar.”
Some 1,000 educators, parents, students and other people from the education sector took part in the conference.
Chew said the programme organised by YTL Foundation, FrogAsia and the Education Ministry.
“It is evident that change has taken place and that technology has made a huge impact on education in the country,” she added.
FrogAsia Sdn Bhd executive director Lou Yeoh said the company believed in a world where everybody loved learning and where technology removed boundaries.
“With technology, there is equal access to quality education regardless of location or background.
“With this VLE platform, schools across the country can collaborate and support one another, students, parents and other members of the education community to raise the bar and make 21st Century learning more accessible and empowering,” she said.
SMK Jalan Reko teacher Mohamad Jalil Mohamad Yunus said VLE had made it easier for his students to understand their lessons.
“In 2016, I was ill for three months. However, with the VLE platform my students were able to continue with their classes when I was not in the classroom.
“All they had to do was access my notes online,” he said.
FrogAsia launched the FrogPlay World Championship, a competition that aims to encourage students around the world to collaborate and optimise the use of the FrogPlay game learning and revision application on VLE.
Since its launch last year, students have clocked more than 1.5 million revision hours on FrogPlay.
During the conference, the two workshops had teachers trying the latest VLE features in an immersion activity and hearing from their experienced peers on optimising benefits of the VLE.
SM St Peter Telipok, Kota Kinabalu principal Robert S. Vitalis said the FrogPlay VLE platform had helped students to improve their ICT skills.