Over 1,400 students connected to digital learning via JomStudi
By Digital News Asia March 11, 2019
- Hosted and managed by Digi; follows syllabus format set by Ministry of Education
- Uses Astro Tutor TV’s interactive rich video based resources, Media Prima’s FullAMark
OVER 1,400 students nationwide were the first to gain access to and experience JomStudi, a new digital learning hub that aggregates school syllabus-based content to make digital learning more available to underserved communities where access to tuition centres and learning resources may be limited.
Quality learning content for all
Hosted and managed by Digi, JomStudi provides students with easy access to quality education content that follows the syllabus format set by the Ministry of Education. The learning resources use Astro Tutor TV’s interactive rich video based resources and Media Prima’s FullAMark, an online learning portal that enables students to access revision exercises based on the subjects of Year 5, UPSR, PT3 and SPM.
Additionally, students will have access to digital content from the #mydigitalmaker movement such as modules on coding, programming and other computational thinking competencies. An internet safety and resilience module called Digi World will also be made available on JomStudi to ensure the students are aware of the importance of staying safe online.
Other educational resources on technology, digital literacy as well as informal skills learning will also be made available on JomStudi through partnerships and other content providers in the near future.
Launched on March 8 at the Internet Centre in Kampung Kering, Labu by the Minister of Communications and Multimedia Gobind Singh Deo, JomStudi is jointly conceptualised by Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd, Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd, and Media Prima Bhd and is supported by the Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) and Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).
The Minister was accompanied by Al-Ishsal Ishak, MCMC’s chairman; Ismail Ahmad, State Assemblyman of Labu; Henry Tan, Astro’s chief executive officer; Albern Murty, Digi’s chief executive officer; Kamal Khalid, Media Prima’s group managing director; and Sumitra Nair, MDEC’s vice president of Talent & Digital Entrepreneurship.
Gobind lauded the collaboration, stating that closer public-private sector partnerships were critical to bridge the digital divide and change the way learning is experienced. It is important for the younger generation to start building digital skills and ensure that they have an appetite for lifelong learning to thrive in the future workforce.
Features to boost self-learning
JomStudi promotes self-learning and develops technological and digital skills. To motivate students, JomStudi incorporates gamification elements to make the learning experience fun. This includes reward badges for completing an assignment as well as a personalised dashboard on which they can track their own progress and development.
Following the launch, Digi is offering its customers free access during the JomBelajar time zone from 2pm-8pm daily.