Tuesday February 26, 2013
Perak's RM2.5mil e-learning programme to benefit over 200,000 students
IPOH: Perak is expanding its e-learning approach by becoming the first state to provide topical modules in a wide variety of subjects for free.
The RM2.5mil e-learning programme is funded by the state government's welfare arm, Yayasan Perak, and gives free access to 237,971 students from Year Six to Form Six and 25,531 teachers.
Students can now access 1,429 instruction and tutorial videos through the www.EzLearn2U.my portal, including those by The Star Education contributor Sunny Yee, while the teachers monitor their progress.
Yee is the founder of EzLearn2U, which is a partner of The Star's Gooroo.my, an education website providing home-based learning for children and secondary school students.
Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir said the approach was part of the state government's efforts to improve academic achievements and supplement the lessons in school.
“Students can view the tutorial videos online wherever they are and this makes the e-learning approach very convenient.
“We have received positive feedback as the videos are fun and I have seen how the videos helped a student who did not excel in Additional Mathematics to do well,” he said after launching the Mind Mapping workshop and the EzLearn2U e-learning programme here yesterday.
The one-day mind mapping workshop, covering PMR History, Form Four History and SPM Physics and Additional Mathematics, would benefit more than 100,000 students, with 90,395 of them accessing the instruction videos online and the remaining 14,000 attending the workshops in person.
Dr Zambry said the e-learning programme was also an expansion after positive feedback from a pilot programme launched in March last year, where 61,000 SPM students were given free access to 453 instruction and tutorial videos in Additional Mathematics and Physics through the same portal.