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Free Online Education Service from Maxis & The Ministry of Education Malaysia

Maxis Berhad (Maxis), and the Ministry of Education (MOE), today announced a “smart partnership” which will allow secondary schools in Malaysia to get free access to Maxis’ flagship education service leveraging on readily available school ICT infrastructure.

The service is an alternative or supplementary online learning service which enriches the learning experience for students through encouraging different learning styles. Its content is based on the official education curriculum. Content and delivery of Maxis’ new service is adaptive to student need, and is continuously moulded to deliver an innovative educational experience.

The partnership between Maxis and MOE was initiated at an inaugural three-day workshop in Kuala Lumpur recently, which was attended by 120 principals and teachers from 30 schools. During the workshop, teachers and principals experienced and explored Maxis’ learning solution and were shown ways to integrate it into their day-to-day teaching and learning programmes.

To create more excitement around the service, Maxis introduced a challenge for participants, divided into two categories, the school challenge and student challenge. The challenge, scheduled to end on 1 March 2012, will see winning schools presented with prizes worth up to RM10,000 per school and RM1,000 per student.

In a statement, Maxis said it will work closely with MOE to next implement this programme in 70 schools, bringing the number to 100 schools in total. Eventually, Maxis intends to extend the service to 2300 schools nationwide.

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