Maxis Berhad (“Maxis”), in partnership with the Ministry of Education (“MOE”), held a special ceremony to recognise 30 selected secondary schools that have successfully completed the Maxis eKelas pioneer program. Maxis eKelas program is an interactive online learning service launched in 2012 that features effective learning and teaching supplementary tools by leveraging on available school ICT infrastructure.
Over 900 students and 120 teachers were part of the pioneer program. Following the success of the program, Maxis and MOE are now looking into a full scale deployment for free to all 2,300 public secondary schools nationwide beginning this June.
The special recognition ceremony was attended by YBhg Tan Sri Abd Ghafar Mahmud, Director General of the MOE, YM Raja Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Arshad Raja Tun Uda, Chairman of Maxis, as well as students and teachers from the 30 participating schools.
During the eKelas program, students and teachers were given supplementary online learning tools which focused on knowledge acquisition through adaptive, experimental, experiential and relevant real-world scenarios. The adaptive nature of the content and delivery of eKelas delivers a personalised, innovative educational experience for participants.
To spice up the service, Maxis also introduced the Maxis eKelas Challenge where participants were divided into two categories – the school challenge and the student challenge. For the school challenge, teachers were required to submit best practices of instructional design using Maxis eKelas after using the supplementary tool in classes for three months.
For the student challenge, all 900 students had to sit for an online exam that consisted of topical Math and Science questions and the understanding of Maxis eKelas functions.
SMK Tunky Besar Burhanuddin from Negeri Sembilan emerged champion of the school challenge, taking home prizes worth RM15,000. SMK Cyberjaya was winner of the student challenge and received RM4,000 worth of prizes.
The Maxis eKelas program is a smart partnership between Maxis and MOE, forged in 2011, to support the government’s continuous initiative to increase ICT usage in schools through creative learning.
This isn’t the first time Maxis has collaborated with MOE. Maxis has worked closely with MOE since 2002, in the Bridging Communities program, providing Malaysians from underserved areas with access to internet and exposing the communities to internet tools.
Additionally, the flagship Maxis Cyberkids Camp project has touched 8,600 students and teachers from about 1,500 schools by equipping them with necessary technology skills.
The program is now available to all Maxis and Hotlink customers for RM25 a month for the first account, and RM20 for the second account onwards. Sign up for an account at www.ekelas.com.my to enjoy the services.