DEFENCE Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak recently launched an e-learning software at SMK Seri Pekan, Pahang, which became the first school to use the system developed by Inti College Malaysia.
The Interactive Teaching and Learning Aid System (Itlas) supplements face-to-face teaching.
The launch was held in conjunction with Najib's visit to the smart school to close the Pekan Community Educational Programme, organised by Kelab Anak Wawasan Pekan Pahang (Kawan) in collaboration with Rahah Foundation and Inti Foundation.
Present were Inti College chairman Tan Sri Dr Abdul Majid Ismail, its senior vice-president Dr Lee Fah Onn and Kawan president Ahmad Rahim Abdul Samada.
Najib lauded the move by Inti College and urged SMK Pekan's students and teachers to take advantage of the system for their own betterment.
Dr Lee said the college knows the importance of information communication technology (ICT) in everyday living. “As an institution of higher education, we analyse, test and produce computer software which can be applied to other institutions, including schools.
“As such, we have decided to allow SMK Seri Pekan to use Itlas. The college hopes that the teachers and students would benefit from it, improve their academic performance and become a successful model smart school in the country.”
The Itlas software, valued at RM50,000, has the potential to become a full-fledged interactive content platform to improve communication between teachers and learners.
It provides the following facilities for teaching and learning: upload, download and update of online learning materials, display of student information, interaction among teachers and students, and display of continuous assessment materials which can be accessed by students.