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Astro Offers More Learning Content for Students During MCO

  • 10 Apr 2020
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Echoing the Ministry of Education's (MOE) approach of conducting learning sessions through television, Astro has taken a proactive step in introducing a special slot, ‘Kuiz Pantas TTV’ through its education channel, Astro Tutor TV, namely for UPSR, PT3, and SPM students, from 11 to 18 April 2020. 
 
This is to ensure students can continue to learn and keep up with the education syllabus in the comfort of their own home.

Each 15-minute episode of ‘Kuiz Pantas TTV’ will be divided into 3 segments: learning, practice, and quiz. In the quiz segment, students are required to upload a video of their solutions to the quiz to their own social media accounts with the hashtag #KuizPantasTTV. The questions will then be evaluated by a professional teacher, and in two hours, students will be able to review the answers to the quiz through Astro Tutor TV.

Vice-President of Content Strategy, International Business and GenNext Astro, Putri Yasmin Megat Zaharuddin said, “The interactive element that comes with the combination of using linear learning on television and online learning through social media is in line with KPM’s study which found that nearly 80% of high school students own smartphones followed by about 36% of primary school students.

"We see this as an opportunity for these students to participate in the quiz with the #KuizPantasTTV hashtag to utilise their social media space more productively throughout the Movement Control Order (MCO).”

Commenting on the ‘pantas’ (fast) concept of this slot, Yasmin said that “students’ attention span at home is different from when they are at school. Hence, 15 minutes for 3 segments is sufficient for a quick and compact learning session. Coupled with the wide range of educational content available on our Tutor TV channels as well as on the Astro GO app and on demand streaming, Astro believes that ‘Kuiz Pantas TTV’ can further enhance students' performance and help them score well in their exams."

Since the beginning of the MCO, Malaysians can experience complimentary access to Astro’s education channels Astro Tutor TV UPSR (601), PT3 (602) and SPM (603) and through streaming via the Astro GO app and on demand. Astro’s education channels are also available for free through NJOI. The access is part of Astro's efforts to continue to serve as the leading content provider for Malaysians to stay informed and entertained during the MCO.
 
Meanwhile, Astro is also thrilled to launch ‘Coding di Rumah’, an initiative of the Astro Digital Education division to highlight the importance of learning the basics of coding in everyday life.

From 9 to 30 April 2020, kids will have the opportunity to create their own 2D game at home using the free platform, Scratch. Kids can also access tutorials and view various examples of 2D games through Astro's official coding website, decoded.astroceria.com.my.

Yasmin says, “Coding can boost children’s creativity levels and give them a new perspective to problem-solving. Coding can also be seen as a stepping stone for a wide array of opportunities, as demand for jobs related to coding and digital education remains strong and will surely increase in the future.”

Broadcast Schedule of ‘Kuiz Pantas TTV’



On ‘Coding di Rumah’

▪ From 9 to 30 April 2020, kids will be given 3 challenges to create their own 2D game through the Scratch platform which can be accessed via scratch.mit.edu.
▪ Kids can also use the hashtag #AstroCodingDiRumah and share photos of their game creation process at home to their social media accounts.
▪ Each participant who manages to complete all the challenges and showcase their creativity in game creation with receive an exclusive gift from Astro.
 



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