Astro, Digi and Media Prima have come together to create JomStudi, a digital learning hub intended to make quality educational content available to all students, especially those in the underserved areas. An initiative supported by Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), JomStudi will be launched in 2019.
It was conceptualised as a response to the changing learning landscape where the internet has become the go-to tool for students to get information. Through JomStudi, students will have easy access, anytime, anywhere to quality education content that follows the syllabus format set by the Ministry of Education provided by Astro’s Tutor TV and Media Prima’s exam-based FullAMark. The platform is developed and managed by Digi.
“In this fast changing digital era, it is important to provide easy access to the Internet for what matters to our customers, no matter where they are and irrespective of their backgrounds. Our goal with this partnership is to provide easy, anytime access to the best learning materials to students in all parts of the country through JomStudi. We are pleased to work on this initiative with like-minded partners who are equally committed to help reduce inequalities,” said Digi CEO Albern Murty.
Astro’s Tutor TV is a fun, interactive channel that educates students in the country on all school syllabus content. It consists of 3 modules, namely Astro Tutor TV UPSR, Astro Tutor TV PT3, and Astro Tutor TV SPM dedicated for students who will or are undergoing examinations. Meanwhile, FullAMark is an online learning portal that enables students to access revision exercises based on four (4) core subjects of UPSR, PT3 and SPM.
JomStudi will be “self-learning oriented” with features that will help enhance a student’s learning experience such as:
• Reward Badges: Students collect different badges as a reward for completing their assignments.
• Personalised dashboard: Students have a complete view of their progress on the different activities they are currently doing or have done.
• Zero Data: Free access to JomStudi content from 2.00pm to 8.00pm daily, exclusive for all Digi customers.
JomStudi will later be expanded to include technology and digital content, digital literacy resources and informal skills learning through partnerships with other content providers. To start off, an internet safety and resilience module called Digi World will be made available on JomStudi, to ensure students are equally aware of the importance of online safety. Digital content from the #mydigitalmaker movement such as modules on coding, programming and digital maker activities will also be made available to impart computational thinking competencies from as early as four years old.
YB Tuan Gobind Singh Deo, Minister of Communications and Multimedia expressed his concerns on the critical need to have digitally skilled future talents in preparation for the Industrial Revolution 4.0.
“Having easy access to quality educational content online will create a myriad of opportunities especially for underserved students, giving them equal footing with their urban peers with the right set of skills and knowledge to thrive in our digital future. I believe digital technology is a tool that we must continue to leverage to enhance and change the way learning is experienced by our students. I’m pleased and encouraged by this joint effort by Astro, Digi and Media Prima, and look forward to more public-private sector partnerships like these as we work towards a better future for the country,” said Singh.
“One of the most important digital economy moves we have to make as a nation is to prepare our children for the Fourth Industrial Revolution that is now touching and changing the world. MDEC is pleased to support JomStudi, which aligns with two of the pillars vital to Malaysia’s digital economy transformation – namely the development and growth of talent and to ensure digital inclusivity for all Malaysians. We welcome similar efforts so that we can together build a strong foundation for the future of Malaysia,” commented Datuk Yasmin Mahmood, Chief Executive Officer, MDEC.