Revise with eduNation
ONLINE education platforms are rapidly gaining in popularity as more and more students revel in the idea of learning – from sciences to the arts, all from the comfort of their own homes.
Powered by Brickfields Asia College ( BAC), EduNation is a volunteer- driven non- profit educational initiative aimed at providing world- class online tuition to Malaysian students.
Based on the Khan Academy model, EduNation hosts more than 2,000 free videos for secondary school subjects such as maths, science, biology, chemistry, physics and history.
Popularly known as the nation’s top law school and the “fastest and smartest way to over 100 UK degrees”, BAC’s corporate social responsibility ( CSR) values emphasise education to be accessible to all and administered to serve the wider community.
Co- founded by Edmond Yap and Raja Singham, EduNation is a resource that can amplify the education of a good student and fill in the gaps for weaker students.
With its digital lessons and simple exercises, EduNation is determined to transform how students learn at every level.
In just a couple of years, EduNation has gone from having zero views in 2012 to experiencing 50,000 views per month in 2015 on its YouTube channel, with an international audience spanning countries such as America, the UK, India, Singapore and Malaysia, among others.
An experienced lecturer and IT advocate himself, Raja believes students should take control of their own learning by working on their skills at their own pace with free online courses.
“We want to ensure that every Malaysian student has all the educational resources he needs to succeed academically in school,” said Raja.
“Students who did not understand subjects taught in school can now, from the comfort of their homes, click and take the teacher with them wherever and whenever they want to revise their school lessons.
Today, with the help of more than RM3mil in funding, much of it from BAC, with backing from powerhouses like AirAsia, Khazanah Nasional and Western Digital, EduNation is well on its way to changing education in Malaysia.
Launched in 2016, EduNation’s Tamil and Mandarin Education Project aims to put the entire Malaysian primary school syllabus online by the end of the year.
With over 35,000 students enrolled in the online tutorial school subjects in accordance with the Education Ministry syllabus requirements, EduNation now boasts of over 6,000,000 minutes of viewership in total, with the numbers set to increase.
Through learning videos, EduNation focuses on creating videos for Malaysian public school students.
“The videos are all up for students to review and take the teacher home on their laptops or PCs at home,” said Raja.
“We are also in the process of raising funds to create even more and even better videos.
“If you’d like to contribute, drop us a note and we’ll be in touch,” said Raja.
He also hopes to spread the word of EduNation and to use it as much as possible.
“In our bid for excellence, we share our videos because good- quality free education is a right for all,” he said.
EduNation also hosts hundreds of practice exercises and a social platform connecting students to their friends, teachers and volunteers.
This system incorporates a tracking system, thus allowing students to monitor their progress, test their knowledge on key concepts and chat live with their peers, teachers and volunteers.
EduNation also hosts free revision seminars throughout the year for SPM students.
These are held at BAC and are conducted by experienced academics and cover exam preparation tips, revision classes and past paper discussions.
Log on to www. edunation. my for details and new learning and volunteer opportunities.
A fun moment during the sPM Intensive revision series.