Taking e-learning a step further

Yeoh touching a robotic snake during the launch of the Chrome Lab at SJKC Union in Burma Road, Penang. With him is Loh (centre). (Right pic) Pupils doing their classwork using the new computers sponsored by the Education Ministry.

LEARNING for students at SJKC Union in Burma Road, Penang, has been made easier with the addition of 80 computers costing RM205,000 sponsored by the Education Ministry.

School headmistress Loh Yat Cheng said the addition was in line with the needs of the school to grow from e-learning to ‘u-learning’ or ubiquitous learning.

She said ubiquitous learning meant that learning could happen at any time and any place.

The school, she said, had successfully conducted their e-schoolprogramme using their portal, www.union.edu.my. All teachers and students have their own user names and passwords.

“The school portal also has Facebook connection, online homework and e-news. Our classrooms are equipped with computers,televisions, LCD projectors and 3D scanners,” she said at the presentation of computers at the school on Wednesday.

Loh said that students were allowed to use the computers, placed in the school’s lab and resource centre, once a week.

She added that students could use laptops to learn over the Internet, do their online homework and exercises available in i-Cloud.

Moral teacher Hooi Chen Min commended the integration of technology and learning becauseit had made life for teachers easier.

“Information is at our fingertips, and we can access different types of learning materials. It has made learning for the students an enjoyable and interactive experience,” said Hooi.

Also present were state Education deputy director Yeoh Kok Kheng and northeast district head Abdul Rashid Abdul Samad.

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