Features learning and teaching supplementary tools for both students and teachers
‘White-listed’ – when customers use Internet to access eKelas, usage not deducted from monthly quota
MAXIS Berhad said that its new wireless broadband package comes with unlimited access to its eKelas interactive education portal for Maths and Science.
Customers can enjoy this service for RM38 monthly for a 7.2Mbps USB modem, which comes with a 1.5GB quota and two access IDs – one for the child and one for the parent, for monitoring purposes, the company said in a statement.
Maxis eKelas features learning and teaching supplementary tools that use interactive, adaptive, visual-based, experimental capabilities, conceptual understanding and learning-based methodologies, the company claimed.
It also includes testing and performance measurement services, such as online exams, as well as teacher services like lesson planning, homework assignment, evaluation and reporting.
There are over 400 online Math and Science activity objects which are suitable for students between Forms 1 and 3. These modules will be expanded to include modules for Forms 4 and 5 students soon, Maxis said.
The eKelas modules are in English and will also be available in Bahasa Malaysia by the first quarter of 2014, the company added.
Maxis first launched the portal in 2012, and after a pilot phase involving 30 schools, earlier this year said it was rolling out the programme to all 2,300 secondary schools in the country
“Schools in our pioneer programme that have used eKelas in their day-to-day teaching and learning activities noted a significant increase in student achievement, attendance and attitude towards mathematics and science,” claimed T. Kugan (pic), head of digital services at Maxis.
“Based on the positive feedback, we have decided to bundle access to the eKelas portal together with our Maxis Wireless Broadband service to enable students and parents to access it outside of schools.
“Maxis eKelas is one choice that parents can tap into to directly influence their children’s educational outcomes, all from their own home computer,” he added.
Kugan also said that access to eKelas is ‘white-listed’ so that when customers use the Internet to access eKelas, their usage will not be deducted from the monthly quota.
“Parents can also be assured that the eKelas syllabus is fully aligned with that of our national schools,” he claimed.
Upon finishing the allocated monthly quota of 1.5GB, customers can choose to continue using the Internet without extra charges at a slower speed, or purchase additional quota for a minimal fee, starting from RM8.
Customers can also purchase additional IDs for RM20 per month per ID. For customers who sign up for the Maxis eKelas with Wireless Broadband bundle during the introductory period, they will receive a RM50 discount off the normal activation fee of RM150.
[RM1 = US$0.30]
Existing Maxis customers can subscribe to the eKelas service as a value-added service at RM25 per month for each account, which comes with two access IDs, and pay RM20 per month for each additional ID per child.
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