Malaysian government has introduced various initiatives to facilitate the greater adoption of ICT to improve capacities in every field of business, industry, education, and life in general.
These measures include the enhancement of education and training programs. Currently, Malaysia is in full gear to steer the economy towards a knowledge-based one.
Malaysia has a long-term vision, usually referred to as “Vision 2020” which calls for sustained, productivity-driven growth, which will be achievable only with a technologically literate, critically thinking workforce prepared to participate fully in the global economy of the 21st century.
In order to support the country’s ICT master plan and in line with the country’s drive to fulfill Vision 2020, the education system has to be transformed for which the initiative of Smart Schools took place. The aim of these Smart Schools is to help the country achieve the aims of the National Philosophy of Education as well as to foster the development of a workforce prepared to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
Have a look at these educational technology startups to see the progress Malaysia has been making in the field of EdTech.
Easy Read is an education application that helps people learn new languages while reading content that is of interest to them at their specific difficulty level. The user gets access to article related exercises, vocabulary section and more features to maximize the learning outcomes.
NexVend is a one-stop tech solution. Their latest EdTech product, a collaborative education web application, GrabEdu, for college students. GrabEdu allows lecturers to monitor their students' progress closely from time to time through problem sets and assignments created by NexVend team. By using GrabEdu, universities can also save cost in hiring inexperience lab demo or tutor and invest that money into researches.
It works as a personal assistant app of any student who owns it. All the services offered by schools can be accessed easily with student pal. Students just need to download and install the app in their smartphones, choose their school and the app takes care of the rest.
Zcholar is a community for scholars, Students and Researchers from all around the world. The community is creating an online platform for people who are interested to learn online. The platform is full with important Scholars, papers and articles. Zcholar project is valuable to every scholar, students and everyone that cares about knowledge and changing the world to the best.
eduPOW is an online publishing platform that enables authors, teachers, trainers, and other users to share knowledge about any topic they know. It has online education courses related to arts & design, health & fitness, music & language and many more to choose from.
Social network is build to enhance the learning experience with peer support, discussion, discovering friends with similar interest. Gamification will reward user with micro points and badges every action taken to increase user engagement.
It is a free-to-use education platform where everyone can create, publish, share and take tests, exercises and assignments. The platform have users from over 30 countries; users from USA are No. 2 in terms of usage since it went live on February 24th, 2011 with little targeted promotional efforts.
This online virtual education website provides a platform for all the teachers to teach virtually, while it also provide all the students a platform to learn from the best teachers in Malaysia. It helps connect all the students from rural area to all the best teachers in Malaysia. Students can adapt self-pace learning from the virtual education wherever & whenever they are. Teachers will also be able to engage with all the students through online.
It is a free web platform to create Web lists for entertainment and education. Lists are called "courses". Organize your Web search results - bundle up useful links to Web media. Bookmark them in cluster, share, sort, comment, guide your friends, students, followers. The platform is apt for:
- Self-learners - read Readish courses by others.
- Parents and teachers - customize lessons for specific student needs.
- Students - store and annotate URLs from web research. Review and constantly improve. Submit assignments that require disparate web media - pull together videos, audios, web notes/docs/forms/slides/PDF files,
My Aone Learning serves as an online skill-sharing marketplace that brings learners and teachers together. The platform strongly believes –
‘Anyone Can Teach, Everyone Can Learn’ and Wishes to connect anyone who wishes to teach and anyone with a desire to learn.
Aone learning works for learners, centers, and instructors. If you have a skill that you can share with others, or if you wish to gain some new knowledge from another, then my Aone learning is just the right place for you.
BaasBook is an all-you-can-read subscription based e-book platform. Instead of paying for each e-book, reader pays a monthly subscription to access all e-books in our ever-growing collection of e-books. Worldwide reader can access and read unlimited books at an affordable price.
Author and publisher supply both free and royalty work into BaasBook. The platform is highly used by students to access the books they want.
Are you an education entrepreneur from Malaysia? Are you an educator from Malaysia who loves integrating technology in the classroom? Do share with us the edtech startups and products that you are aware of in the comment box.