At the start of the Movement Control Order (MCO) last year, all students in Malaysia has been ushered into a new era of digital learning.
The Ministry of Education revealed that classes taught online and at home are less effective as compared to face-to-face learning. And the Education Minister acknowledged that the change is something new not only for the students, but for the parents and teachers as well.
However, to overcome challenges in conducting home-based learning, many teachers in Malaysia have embraced technologies such as messaging apps to support one another as well as to track the progress of their students.
Technology enables education to continue in a world still reeling with the pandemic. It relieves physical distance by allowing human communication despite isolation and social distancing.
By now, kids would have come to realize that the computer is not just a means of entertainment but an important tool for education, communication, and personal growth.
Data compiled by Kaspersky Security Network (KSN) confirmed that 42.5% of the time kids spent online in 2020, were on watching videos and listening to music.
KSN also showed that kids spent 23% of their time communicating with their peers using the online messaging and email services while 22% were on computer games.