INTRODUCTION The definition of "Smart School" is one that uses atechnology platform as a medium on which distance learning and specific teaching expertise are made available to remote locations including the home, with out compromise to the quality of information transfer and certified teaching methods developed locally, regionally or internationally.
• The Smart School Project was one of the Malaysian Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) flagships• The Smart School concept is a long term plan for the national educational system to produce highly skilled and knowledgeable human capital in terms of ICT and as a paradigm shift in the educational system.• The Smart School will play a crucial role in providing a strong foundation for the pupils to develop and increase their abilities as individuals.
The objectives of the Smart School, which are based onMalaysias National Philosophy of Education. Democratize Produce a education and thinking and to increase technology- participation of literate stakeholders. workforce The goals and objectives of smart school Provideopportunities to Provide all-round enhance development of individual the individual. strengths and abilities
Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad was pointed out three corevisions of the Smart School Flagship Application during theLaunching of Multimedia Super Corridor on 1st August1996.• Firstly, the vision are teachers will need to change their role in the electronic classroom from being information providers to counsellors to help students develop know how and judgment to select information sources• Secondly, Key to success in the Information Age will be making the right judgment between an awesome array of choices.• The next vision is we are examining our education system to create a curriculum where people learn how to learn for continuing education throughout their lives
•In 1996: the Ministry of Education planned the Smart Schoolconcept based on critical and creative teaching and learningprocesses• Smart school as 1 of the 7 flagship application of MSC• Transform Malaysian education to fulfill vision 2020• a conducive learning environment• Uses ICT in education –tools-
The implementation plan of smart school was goes through four waves of plan.1. Pilot plan was started on 87 schools around the Malaysia from year 1999 – 2002. 2. On 2002 – 2005,MSC starts the post-pilot plan where they repair the first trial. 3. In 2005 – 2010, all schools was transferred to digital transformation. 4. After 2010 – 2020, Malaysia hope the technology becomes an integral part of the nation’s learning process.
In the second wave (2002 – 2005), some enhancement efforts inreflect of all the challenges:-•The government’s school computerization project aimed atequipping all school with PCs and computer lab, and School Netproject which provides connectivity to all schools; and•Combination among PPSMI and SSIS(smart school integratedsolution) will strengthen teaching-learning in the classroom
starting 2005 until 2010, the roadmap has been developed.The roadmap comprises five key components:-•Identify the stakeholders as customers•Identify the roles of different stakeholders and customers•Performance-based management for the implementation ofthe roadmap•Set clear attainment targets and fixed timelines from 2005 to2020•Concretise a Malaysia Smart School scenario in 2020
1. Lack of manpower in handling the technical problem • Some schools do not have enough technician2. Training • New teachers lack of intensive training • Teacher as primary deliverer must have intensive training in using ICT and also must have full readiness for the implementation of Smart School
3. Huge investment on facilities • The costs and maintenance fees for the facilities are high • need many high-tech facilities4. Smart School courseware was found to be under-utilised • Teacher lack ICT knowledge and not comfortable with the use of hardware and courseware • Prefer traditional way of teaching which is chalk and talk