Smart School is a Malaysian education system which learninginstitution that reconstruct systematically teaching-learning andschool management in order to prepared children forInformation Age.It is one of the seven flagship applications envisaged under theMultimedia Super Corridor (MSC) initiative.Smart School is not just about ICT intervention in teaching andlearning. The national curriculum and pedagogy are given thehighest importance, with the role of teachers, administrators,parents and the community enhanced in the education of theMalaysian students
Teaching and Learning ManagementPolicies and Administration SMART SCHOOL COMPONEN TSTechnology People, Skills& Responsibilities Process
1) Teaching and learning Teaching-Learning Materials Interactive courseware and printed materials for Mathematics, Science, English and Bahasa Melayu that enables students to practice self-paced, self-accessed and self-directed learning. 2) Management and Administration represents the driver or the “brain” of the Smart School, is computerised. Management software helps the Smart School principals and headmasters to manage more efficiently and effectively the resources and processes required to support the teaching- learning functions.
3) People, Skills and Responsibilities Stakeholders involved in the implementation of Smart Schools will be equipped with specific skills and requisite knowledge base to enable them to play their roles effectively. 4) Process The Smart School processes are viewed as a system. These processes have been and will continuously be studied reviewed carefully to ensure that the system provides accurate and functional input to produce the desired output.
5) Technology Technology is used as an enabler for Smart School practices in teaching-learning, management, and communications with external constituencies 6) Policies To ensure the successful implementation of the Smart School, changes in existing policies and regulations, as well as the formulation of new policies and regulations, have to be conducted.
Technology EnablersTeaching and learning process based on ICT technology dangerous experiment through the computer simulation experiment student also uses the computer in extra curriculum activities such as for designing the school magazine
School management ◦ effectively and efficiently manage attendance and respond to problem situations ◦ comprehensive resource database including audio and video for quick and easy access by teachers and students that will reduces cost of managing resource information ◦ combines the best of network-based, teacher-based and courseware material
Wave 1: The Smart School Pilot (1999- 2002) 2 phases: Pilot Project phase & abroad roll-out 87 Pilot Schools were phase. involved in the Pilot Project phase. Experienced 3 models of technology : -Computer laboratory model (Level B), a limited classroom model (Level B+), & a full classroom model (Level A).
ICT as a key enabler for learning Wave 2-The Post Pilot (2002-2005) FurtherMonitoring & enhancement corrective ofaction key in Management attaining System target utilization
School, community MoE, state & industry stakeholdersRoadmap-roles of different stakeholders & customers Strategic Roadmap Wave 3- Making All School Smart(2005-2010)
Passive students - Students hope that everything materials provide by their teacher - student supposedly plays an active role
Limitation Of Infrastructure -limitations to access the network hamper the effectiveness of technology supported teaching and learning. -Smart Schools project was wholly inaccessible to rural areas -The geography of the country itself posed a real challenge for the Ministry of Education.
Teacher’s mindset ◦ misconception among teachers was that using the courseware simply meant assigning a topic for students to learn or search ◦ students used the courseware without guidelines or teacher supervision. ◦ some teachers claimed that teaching with the courseware provided required much more preparation time and effort than previously.
Technical support ◦ critical to maintenance of all installed hardware and software to ensure minimal description to the teaching-learning and management process.
Smart School Project signifies a dramatic change in the localeducational system whereby information technology is utilizedin every aspect of education and students are required to takemuch greater responsibilities of their own learningThe learning settings in smart schools are conducive for selfregulated learning.Information from this study may help smart schools authoritiesand teachers to further promote and enhance self-regulatedlearning in these schools.