Classruum – an e-learning platform in Malaysia provides online lessons, including video tutorials, notes, trial examination, and gamification for all children countrywide. It was established four years ago with an aim to provide affordable quality online courses to schoolchildren, and it was launched with the belief by the founders that education is the key to bridging the socioeconomic gap between the rich and the poor in Malaysia.
Online platform follows Malaysian Education Ministry’s syllabus
The platform consists of subjects for students sitting for their Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR), Form 1, Form Three Assessment 3, Form 5 and Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM). All lessons were in compliance with the Education Ministry’s syllabus and are taught by a selected group of Malaysian teachers and tutors.
The Malaysian platform offers video tutorials in such a systematic and structured way. It not only allows students to improve their education remotely but also gives them access to a broad range of archived videos at any time.
Platform collaborates with Government and Several Schools
The platform, which is now mostly owned by Johor Corporation (JCorp), also collaborates closely with Johor state government and has adopted several schools under their support. Classruum has also recently inked a partnership with Digi Telecommunications as their telco partner which allows users to pay the subscription fee together with their phone bill.
To sign up to the platform, parents or students can subscribe for either annually or monthly access which costs between RM8 and RM15 monthly.
Once you are logged into Classruum, students can view each of the subjects they are subscribed to, and there will be a progress tracker to monitor their development. The user dashboard, which is similar to Facebook, also comes with a chat feature where students can engage with other students.
Additionally, it also has a live stream feature where teachers could do a live teaching session with a group of students. Each lesson then comes with a summary and consists of objective practice questions to help students assess themselves after each lesson.
More Educational Apps in the pipeline
They are also currently working on a pre-school education mobile application called “Classruum Playlabs”. The app is designed for small children aged between four and six years old to educate them about colours, numbers and alphabets, and is expected to be launched later this year
They have also developed a new platform called Brain Box which focuses on skill-based education such as cooking, gardening, sewing, carpentry and foreign languages. The platform is slated to be launched by mid this year.