Various initiatives have been introduced toprocure the greater establishment and diffusionof ICT to improve capacities in: Education Business LifeIn order to fulfill “Vision 2020”, transformationhad been made on education system: ICT-enabled Smart School. Training of teachers, staffs and administrators Electronic books E-learning
PROBLEM STATEMENT ICT application had become an important part of teaching and learning. The Ministry of Education has invested a huge effort in terms of funding and training to equip teachers and students with ICT skills. In your opinion, what are the issues and challenges in integrating ICT in teaching and learning in our Malaysian Schools?
FACTS:Nowadays, ICT application plays an important role in schools. Huge effort in terms of funding and training has been made to equip ICT skills to the teachers and students.
Many school Senior teachers practice to apply are not well ICT skills in equipped with ICTteaching process. skills. IDEAS Government Students are keen faces financial on studying using problems ICT
LEARNING ISSUES: What are the What are theissues related challenges to ICT related to ICTapplication in application in Malaysian Malaysian schools? schools?
ACTION PLANS: Searching Having group Go to library information discussion to findthrough internet among group related members. information
Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC)Electronic Smart book School Issues Notebook 1 Malaysia PPSMI Free Giveaways
ELECTRONIC BOOK In 2001, the Ministry initiated the Electronic Book Project to see how this device can be used to improve teaching and learning and solving the perennial problem of heavy school bags. The Electronic Book project :- was conducted in 35 schools over a period of five months. the device does improve computer and technology knowledge, as well as engaged students in reading and learning.
MULTIMEDIA SUPER CORRIDOR(MSC) The Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) was established in 1996 with the aspiration of becoming a global hub for ICT and multimedia operation, innovation and services to transform Malaysia into a knowledge-economy and achieve developed nation status in line with Vision 2020.
This corridor houses core MSC initiatives which include high technology project :- Smart Telemedicine School Multipurpose Smart Card E-Business System Development Cluster
SMART SCHOOL Smart School is defined as an initiative which uses a technology platform as a medium on which distance learning and specific teaching expertise are made available to remote locations. Smart School Qualification Standards (SSQS) is globally positioned to highlight the need for effective performance monitoring and evaluate the performance of ICT for Development programmes.
The Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in SSQS include:- utilization human capital applications set the and technology accepted infrastructure conditions assign scores upon which the Star Ranking is based
NOTEBOOK 1MALAYSIA The distribution of free notebook 1Malaysia is an important project in support of High Speed Broadband (HSBB) and National Broadband Initiative (NBI) to achieve broadband penetration of 75% by 2015. To supply the laptops, a sum of RM 1 billion was allocated under the Universal Service Provision (USP) fund.
The four main objectives of USP are:- providing the access of communication to groups and individuals in areas with poor coverage improving usage of ICT in the community towards a knowledgeable society contributing to the social economic development of local communities minimizing the digital divide
TEACHING SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS INENGLISH (PPSMI) PPSMI is a government policy aimed to improve the English language level among primary and secondary school students in 2003. Government had launched a program called Teaching and Learning Science, Mathematics and English (SME) in secondary schools by using and integrating ICT application.
Government spend lots of money to provide :- training textbooks activity books teacher glossary book teachers CD- MyCD ROM science practical book
FINANCIAL PROBLEMS Lack of finance: Need to balance the High educational goals with Cost of: our country’s economic realities. Training ofHardware Software Maintenance staff
CAPACITY BUILDING Teachers without ICT skills prefer the traditional method of teaching. Lackof ICT technical support specialist to carry out the installation, operation and maintenance for: Technicalequipment Network administration Network security
INFRASTRUCTURE For those old building, government has to retrofit and well-equipped with:- Proper Availability of electrical electricity and wiring telephony Internet Ventilation security Safety
Insufficient infrastructure in some of the schools:- Computers Printers Interactive whiteboards Spreadsheets Computer laboratory
• Malaysia should be prudent in making decisions Financial about suitability of the models of ICT to be used. • Potential sources of money and resources for ICT problems use programs: public subsidies, fund raising events, community support, etc. • Raise up the awareness of teachers about the Capacity importance of ICT skills in teaching. • Provide more training to build more technical Building support specialists. • Satellite TV can be used in rural areas to act as supplementary tool to overcome the shortage ofInfrastructure ICT infrastructure. • Satellite Internet-link can be used in those schools without telephone lines.