EduCity Iskandar Malaysia Sdn Bhd (EduCity Iskandar), Asia’s first multi-campus education city, announced a collaboration with Lenovo Malaysia on several initiatives to establish a state-of-the-art model of a technology-driven learning ecosystem located at EduCity Complex 1, EduCity Iskandar by Q4 2022.
The ceremony was attended by the representative of EduCity Iskandar’s Managing Director, Wan Ahmad Saifuddin Wan Ahmad Radzi and Steven Loh, the Senior Sales Director, Head of Relationship Segment Lenovo Malaysia. The event was witnessed by Johor State Education, Information and Communication Committee chairman, Norlizah binti Noh.
“EduCity Iskandar has been making strides through leaps and bounds when introducing intervention education programmes, evident since 2021. I hope that through this collaboration, Johor’s First Digital Classroom at EduCity Iskandar will be a stepping stone for the state education system and infrastructure to be enhanced with the same values,” said Norlizah in her congratulatory remarks on the partnership.
EduCity has set up several initiatives which also introduce its ‘Learning Space’ using state-of-art infrastructure and its own pedagogical approach.
Johor’s First Digital Classroom would be materialised by implementing Proof of Concept (POC) infrastructures in EduCity Complex 1 classrooms as part of EduCity’s Iskandar aspiration to be a sandbox and education solution.
The collaboration will be followed by EduCity’s exclusive training and certification support to the ecosystem’s builders known as EduCity’s Education Partners which aligns with both parties’ aspirations to increase engagement in hybrid learning.
The event coincides with EduCity’s International Digital Classroom Conference (IDCC) 2022, where Lenovo is the Technology Partner.
IDCC features TikTok, as its official Media Partner and more than twenty (20) Strategic Partners which consist of education institutions, educational-related products and services from both local and international organisations.
Happening from 19th August to 23rd August 2022, IDCC includes exhibitions and workshop sessions designed specifically for local and international educators.
Some of the notable international attendees include representatives of international education hubs, namely Unicity Mauritius, and Incheon Global Campus as well as representatives from the Ministry of Education, Republic of Maldives.
“We are working closely with EduCity Iskandar based on their unique setup of being an education hub that offers integrated shared facilities for both local and international institutions.”
“We believe that implementing powerful tools and conducive services for education, educators and policymakers will further see the potential the full benefits of remote learning using technologies that will offer end-to-end education solutions,” said Steven Loh, Lenovo Malaysia’s Senior Sales Director, Head of Relationship Segment.
“Taking the cue from how business schools and news interviewers interact with their students/interviewees, the importance of the educator to see the faces of all the learners is vital.”
Smoothly interacting with both face-to-face and online learners is arguably an entirely new skill set that would trigger discussions in both visual and auditory requirements of the tools, as well as the educator’s agility in ensuring engagement to both parties.”
“How the digital classroom addresses these moves towards optimising this balance are a focus area in EduCity Iskandar,” Wan Ahmad Saifuddin, Managing Director of EduCity Iskandar, said, supporting the statement, through his welcoming remarks during the launch of IDCC 2022.