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SMART SCHOOL CHALLENGES IN MALAYSIA

NURUL WAHIDA BT ABU AHMAD


D20091035134 LECTURERS NAME : EN. AZMI IBRAHIM

INTRODUCTION
Smart School
1996 Ministry of Education Malaysia has enacted the Smart School concept One of the flagship in Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) 1999 90 schools (Boarding school and daily school) have been selected to implement it Help students try to achive its full potential in the most suitable way rates and different learning style by using computer technology. Help students meet the challenge of the Information Age.

OBJECTIVES
Manage efficiently and effectively the resources and processess required supporting the teaching-learning functions.

Students, teachers, administrators and parents are better prepared for the challenges of the Information Age.

M a l ay s i a s N a t i o n a l P h i l o s o p hy
Developing the potential of individuals in holistic and integrated manner.
To produce individuals who are intellectually, spiritually, emotionally and physically balanced and harmonic, based on a firm belief in and devotion to God.. To produce a thinking and technology-literate workforce To provide opportunities to enhance individual strengh and abilities.

3 Core Vision
Pointed by Prime Minister of Malaysia Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad during Launching the MSC on 1st August 1996.
1. 2. 3. Teachers will need to change their role in the electronic classroom from being information providers to counselors Success in the Information Age to create a curriculum where people learn how to learn. To facilitate a wider adoption of ICT to boost capabilities in every field including education.

S M A RT S C H O O L C O M P O N E N T S

CHALLENGES IN SMART SCHOOL

Teaching and Learning Materials

Technology Infrastructure

IT Coordinators (ITC)

IT Facilities

Awareness of Society

Te a ch i n g A n d L e a r n i n g M a t e r i a l s
Teachers use computer laboratory for teaching only four times per month Technology tool in teaching and learning can waste time. A score of 2.7 is given by students who were not very satisfied with the performance of computers provided in school 62.4 percent of students said that their teachers had used

computer to teach lessons during the class

Technolog y Infrastr ucture


Computer Lab is a project initiated by MoE in year 2000, which aims to provide students additional access to personal computer (PC) during or after school hours. The allocation of PCs in schools is proportionate to the number of students, such that 13 PCs are allocated to schools with between 100 and 399 students, 21 PCs to schools with between 400 and 799

students, and 42 PCs to schools with 800 or more students.

It Coordinators (ITC)
Responsible for supporting who will responsible for supporting teachers in the overall deployment of multimedia and other technologies. Lack of training provided. Around 90 percent of ITCs learnt their ICT knowledge on the job and substantial 54.5 percent attented private training centers for courses.

IT Facilities
80 percent of respondents in some research felt that the ICT facilities were not satisfactory. Hardware and software failure were commonly cited as was the reliability of Internet access. Power shortage was a problem as well, but largely in rural areas

Awareness of Society
They feel smart school are same with normal school

SOLUTIONS
Government

School Stakeholders

Parents

Gover nment
The 1Malaysia Laptop Computer Programme is one of the plans of government under the National Broadband Initiative (NBI) with the objective of enhancing the rate of broadband accessibility.

School Stakeholders
Teachers
Must been trained in the use of information technology Encourage students to be independent and proactive in using ICT facilities

Students
Consequence of thinking, and good thinking is learnable by all students Students own desire to learn are very important and play a big role to realize the Smart School objective

Parents
Research has shown that students do better when their parents are involved. Parents can play a major role in helping Smart Schools provide individualized education for students.

CONCLUSION
Cooperation from all Malaysian whether students, teachers and parents needed to achieve the objective of Smart School to produce a knowledge society that is critical, creative and innovative, to produce technology savvy individuals for the Information Age and to cultivate life-long learning based on Information and Communication in Technology.