Contradictheory: How one classroom is using the Education Ministry's digital learning platform successfully


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  • Sunday, 03 May 2020

Mohammad Ibrahim, five, attending an online class at home in Islamabad, Pakistan, while schools are closed during the Covid-19 lockdown. — AFP

Did you know that Malaysia has had an online learning platform ready to roll out since the middle of 2019? Today I’m writing about how far the theory is from practice, and sharing with you the adventure we had trying to use it for just one classroom.

I call it an “adventure” because very little could be predicted, and we had lots of problems to solve, and really, most of the time we didn’t know what we were doing. Also, according to experts at the Education Ministry and beyond, distance education doesn’t really work in Malaysia. Fortunately, these were things I didn’t know when we began.

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