Microsoft: Malaysia Has Among Strongest Vision In Education Planning In Asia Pacific

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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 17 – Malaysia has among the strongest vision in education planning in Asia Pacific region, said Microsoft education director for Asia Pacific, Don Carlson. He said the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013-2025 was quite extensive if compared to blueprints of the other countries in the region 

“It is a very strong vision of blueprint of where to go and where they see themselves, which is great because it is all started from there,” he told Bernama in an interview. The blueprint manifest via inputs among others, from education experts at Unesco, World Bank and local universities suggests 11 strategic and operational shifts.

They include providing Internet access and virtual learning environments for all 10,000 schools in 2013 and access to 4G network to all students in the near future. Carlson said among the interesting part in the blueprint was the plan to connect all school with 4G connectivity, the very aspect that a lot of countries were striving for.

“The company was working with the Education Ministry on several aspects of the education blueprint including training of teachers and developing teaching contents. In Malaysia, we have six showcase schools that maybe not necessarily have the best technologies, but they have the strongest leaders who can adapt to changes quite strongly. We are working with the ministry on how we can expand the school, probably in the next couple of years,” he added. — Bernama

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