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Frequently Asked Questions

What is e-learning?
E-learning is a broad topic and means differently to different people depending on their approaches. In our context, e-learning simply means learning more using electronic methods ie. the computer. This is not just confined to learning the computer, but also accelerating the learning process of other subject using the computer. The "E" in our version of E-learning can also be substituted as "Enhanced"-learning.

What then is E-Learning for Life?
It is a combination of E-learning and Lifelong learning (the conscious effort of acquiring knowledge throughout one's life). E-learning is the basis of Lifelong learning. The central concept of this project is the transformation of the school into a community "hub" for life-long e-learning as a way of extending ICT access to communities at large.

Who can participate in this project?
At present, 6 schools have been identified by the Task Force under the guidance of the Ministry of Education.

Is it confined to only in Malaysia?
Coca-Cola has initiated similar projects such as this in China and Philippines. This project is an upgraded version of the projects mentioned. At the end of the project life in Malaysia, lessons and experience are captured and a guideline will be produced. This guideline will provide valuable insight and guidance to similar projects to be undertaken by UNDP and Coca-Cola Asia in other of the Asia Pacific region.

How are the schools selected?
There are 8 main criteria. The criteria are listed here.

How can computers be used for learning?

How are the schools connected ?

Which pupils are allowed to use the computers ?

How do you monitor the students usage of Internet ?

What kind of training do you provide the students and teachers ?

There have been many efforts to introduce and equip schools with computers, what is so different with the Ministry of Education.