DEFINITION Definition of the Malaysian Smart School: The Malaysian Smart School is a learning institution that has been systemically reinvented in terms of teaching-learning practices and school management in order to prepare children for the Information Age
FOR WHAT?? The history of the Smart School Project is rooted in the two-pronged objectives of the flagship, which are to jumpstart the MSC towards : Building a knowledge-based economy, contributing to the growth of the ICT industry and creating a pool of talent resulting in high-value job creation Prepare the citizens for the information age through an innovative education delivery process. Smart School is not just about ICT intervention in teaching and learning
The Smart Schools initiative is one of the seven flagship applications that are part of Malaysia’s Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) project. The Government of Malaysia aims to capitalise on the presence of leading-edge technologies and the rapid development of the MSC’s infrastructure to jump-start deployment of enabling technology to schools. This will be done by creating a group of 90 pilot Smart Schools by 1999 that will serve as the nucleus for the eventual nation-wide rollout of Smart School teaching concepts and materials, skills, and technologies. By 2010, all 10,000 of Malaysia’s primary and secondary schools will be Smart Schools. [Source: Official Malaysia Smart School Website]
MAIN GOALS OF SMART SCHOOL The Smart School initiative has five main goals which focus on the need to develop a skilled work force for the Information Age and to promote the goals of the National Philosophy of Education: Provide all-round Produce a thinking and development of the Provide opportunities to technology-literate individual (intellectual, enhance individual workforce physical, emotional, strengths and abilities spiritual,) Increase participation of Democratise education stakeholders
PRIMARY OBJECTIVES1. To produce a knowledge society that is critical,creative and innovative • 2. To produce technology savvy individuals for the Information Age3. To bridge the digital divide• 4. To cultivate life-long learning based on ICT
THE WAY OF TEACHING AND LEARNING THROUGH ICT CATERING TO THE INDIVIDUAL STUDENT CREATIVE APPROACHES IN TEACHNG & LEARNING COMBINING THE TRADITIONAL AND NEW TECHNOLOGY IN TEACHING & LEARNING COMPUTER LABS TO INCREASE ICT UTILIZATION SCHOOL ACCESS CENTRES PROVIDE ADDITIONAL CONTACT TIME WITH THE INTERNET
THE WAY OF TEACHING AND LEARNING THROUGH ICT ONLINE LEARNING FOR THE DIGITAL NATIVES USE OF COURSEWARES FOR SELF-PACED, SELF ACCESSED, SELF DIRECTED LEARNING CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION IN ACTION SMART PARTNERSHIPS LOCALLY AND GLOBALLY
ALLOCATION IN BUDGET 2013 TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT OF EDUCATION :2012 = RM 263 338 700.002013 = RM 449 719 200.00 For development of quality educational technology to increase access to knowledge, improve the efficiency of technology management, provide consultation service and equipment technology innovation.
OVERVIEW THE PROGRESS The desire for true transformation in learning using IT led to the implementation of the Smart School Qualification Standards (SSQS). Schools are given Star Ranking each year based on their performance in four areas – use of ICT, competency of end-users, adoption of applications provided by MOE and IT infrastructure.
AS A RESULT: As of October 2009, MOE has awarded ‘Smart School’ rating to 7575 schools 8454 Schools Rated •7575 Achieved Minimum Of 3 Star Rating RANKINGS NO OF SCHOOLS 5 Star 96 4 Star 2412 3 Star 5067 2 Star 662 1Star 217
CHALLENGERS Continuous monitoring and coaching of innovative use of technology in schools Upgrading of infrastructure such as the broadband and hardware Instilling the ownership of the Smart School initiatives among stakeholders Changing the mindset of teachers and stakeholders Alignment of objectives at all levels required, within the Ministry and between Ministries/agencies