The Smart 1,000 Grade 12 Video Collection available on Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport’s e-learning app
The Smart 1,000 Grade 12 Video Collection is now available on the new MoEYS E-Learning app, which was jointly launched by Cambodia’s Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS) and the Union Youth Federation of Cambodia (UFYC) last week with the aim of supporting students whose studies have been disrupted by school closures due to the pandemic.
MoEYS E-Learning gives students access to educational content relevant to their year at school and will eventually feature material for all grades. However, currently only the total content for 12th graders, which was created through a partnership between MoEYS and the Open Institute with financial support from Smart Axiata’s 1 Million USD COVID-19 Relief Fund, has been completed and uploaded onto the app.
On the free-to-use app, students can watch pre-recorded videos taught by MoEYS-certified teachers, download textbooks, take quizzes to practice for exams, keep track of their learning progress and download and store learning content for offline use.
“While many of our people are suffering through the Covid-19 pandemic now, the long-term effects of the pandemic will be most harshly felt by students who have not been able to go to school during this challenging time. The app is designed to make sure as many students as possible can still access learning materials freely and easily. It is not a perfect solution and will not replace classroom studies entirely, especially in vulnerable communities where access to smartphones or data connections might be challenging, but it is definitely going to be helpful to many students – particularly to those in their crucial final year in high school,” said Minister of Education, Youth and Sport, H.E. Hang Chuon Naron.
“With the support from Smart Axiata in setting up two studios and the creation of the 1,000 Grade 12 Video Collection, we can provide complete access to the app to 12th graders who are in their last year of high school and need to prepare for their final exams.”
Smart Axiata has been continuously supporting the e-learning project with technical know-how and financial support to ensure that the app is available as widely as possible upon its rollout.
“We have been assisting by facilitating the use of one-time passwords (OTP) for up to 500,000 students to sign up for the app and to encourage usage of the app by introducing it to our customer base. I am exceptionally excited to see this app roll out because it will allow the e-learning content that MoEYS produced late last year to reach an even wider audience, which will prove crucial to preventing what is being called a lost generation of students whose studies have been disrupted by the pandemic,” said Smart Axiata’s Chief Executive Officer Thomas Hundt.
“We often talk about the power and value of education, so it is essential that when we see educational opportunities being jeopardized for students through no fault of their own, we must do whatever we can to help.”
Smart Axiata is currently looking at additional ways to continue its support for MoEYS, including using its network to send SMS to students and parents to promote the app, creating more video and quiz content, promoting group discussions in the app and providing free data to students using the app, where possible.
The MoEYS E-Learning app can be downloaded here.