1BestariNet, a virtual learning environment (VLE) initiative rolled out by the Ministry of Education (MoE) in partnership with Xchanging Malaysia and YTL Communications, has successfully connected a total of 5.5 million students, 500,000 teachers, 10,000 schools and 4.5 million parents. This has made Malaysia the first country in the world to deliver a single, nation-wide cloud-based learning platform via high-speed 4G internet connectivity.
Following a competitive tender process, Xchanging Malaysia was selected as the preferred delivery partner based on the company’s expertise in delivering end-to-end integrated solutions, and managing complex mission-critical systems where failure is not an option, such as Gatwick Airport and the London insurance market.
A key objective of 1BestariNet was to reduce the urban and rural education divide by giving all teachers and students access to the same systems and content, regardless of location. Xchanging’s solution was to create an online education community via a virtual network, linking students, teachers, schools and parents.
Xchanging also provides a learning management system to deliver educational resources to teachers and students, through a software platform from Frog – the ‘Frog Store’ – and collates free content from providers such as YouTube and Discovery Channel. These resources are used in lessons to enhance students’ learning experience and can be accessed in any location across Malaysia.