Re­vise with eduNa­tion

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - EDUCATION GUIDE -

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.

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