Digital Learning Platform for Maxis eKelas

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(From left) Gokhan Ogut (Maxis CEO), Al- Ishsal Ishak (MCMC Chairman) and Raja Tan Seri Arshad (Maxis Chairman) visited eKelas showcase

Maxis eKelas Student Grant Award Ceremony “Anugerah Gemilang” was officiated by Encik Al-Ishsal Ishak, Chairman of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) at Menara Maxis on 27 March 2019. eKelas education programme was made possible by Maxis’ partnership with MCMC, with over 9,000 students connecting through the programme.

What is Anugerah Gemilang?

Anugerah Gemilang is a student grant scheme launched in August 2017 under Maxis eKelas. It is designed to recognise the eKelas students who have shown the most progress in their studies. All Maxis eKelas students who have been participating in the eKelas programme at Pusat Internet under Maxis’ care are eligible to apply for the Anugerah Gemilang eKelas Student Grant. Eligible students can apply online and submit their final school exam results for the previous and current year, which are then evaluated by Maxis. The first application for the student grant was opened to students in November 2017, with the first award ceremony held in March 2018.

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Congratulations to the Anugerah Gemilang recipients. Photo credit to Digital News Asia

At this second installation of the Anugerah Gemilang eKelas ceremony, 25 eKelas students were awarded for their academic achievements. Four students were presented with a cash contribution of RM1,200 and a school starter pack each, while 21 received RM600 and a school starter pack each. 

The criteria to win Anugerah Gemilang eKelas awards is students have to show the most progressed in their studies by achieving a minimum of one grade improvement in any 2 or all 3 of the subjects taught in the eKelas programme: English, Science and Mathematics, based on their mid-year exam results as the base assessment and final year exam results or PT3 results for Form 3 where improvement was recorded.

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Al-Ishsal Ishak great to see the portal bring students from different states into a single platform to discuss their studies and projects together

What is Maxis eKelas?

Maxis eKelas aims to unlock the potential and improve the academic performance of students in rural communities in form of after-school digital learning initiative which brings learning enrichment in a fun and vibrant way and provide access to quality education content, in line with the Malaysian School Syllabus.

eKelas Portal comes in 4 features, shown through “Kalau Nak Tahu, eKelaslah!” showcase:

  1. Live Tuition
  2. eKelas Portal
  3. eCikgu
  4. Activity Based Learning

Maxis eKelas students starts from Primary 6 up to Form 5, were exposed to experiential learning with competitions and group projects also motivational sessions by Maxis’ own young and brightest talents.

eKelas Portal helps the students to new ways of learning connecting the students to experienced teachers via:

  • Live tutorial sessions
  • Group projects
  • Videos
  • Competitions

Besides, eKelas Portal also helps to build the confidence among students with fun and engaging activities such as motivational talks and holiday camps.

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(From left) Gokhan Ogut, and Al-Ishal Ishak looking at digital learning platform developed by MU DOT MY PLT

We were awarded to join the special occasion as a rewarding journey in effort of bringing the digital learning closer to the community. MU DOT MY PLT started to involve with Maxis eKelas in late 2016 by improving the technologies of eKelas Portal development, live streaming and consultation.

eKelas Learning Portal launched by MCMC Chairman and Maxis Chairman

eKelas Portal is one of the Corporate Service Responsibility programme run by Maxis. eKelas is a programme for students in rural and urban poor areas of Malaysia under Pusat Internet 1Malaysia (PI1M) which managed by Maxis. eKelas is a technology-enabled and remote learning platform for students to connect with experienced teachers and education content without any distance barrier.

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Maxis eKelas UAT

On 21 June 2017, we conducted User Acceptance Test (UAT) for administrators of ekelasportal with Maxis to test the admin functions in eKelas portal. The purpose of this UAT is to ensure the portal can handle required tasks in real-world scenarios.

eKelas is a Corporate Service Responsibility programme run by Maxis. eKelas is a programme for students in rural and urban poor areas of Malaysia under Pusat Internet 1Malaysia (PI1M) which managed by Maxis. Maxis collaborated with MU DOT MY PLT to develop and host the Learning Management System (LMS) portal for Maxis eKelasprogramme since 2017. eKelas portal is a technology-enabled and remote learning platform for students to connect with experienced teachers and education content without any distance barrier.

During the UAT, we taught the Maxis administrators how to moderate the portal and monitor the portal for any inappropriate or offensive content.

On 31 May 2017, we have conducted a series of UAT at several Pusat Internet 1Malaysia (PI1M) under Maxis eKelas programme. The UATs were conducted by Maxis volunteer and PI1M managers. The main purpose of the UAT is to test and determine whether the portal is user-friendly before launching to the portal.