Lenovo Malaysia in collaboration with Microsoft has launched its EdVision Program to empower a new generation of educators and students with thoughtfully crafted Lenovo Smart Education solutions.
The programme will encompass all the education-related initiatives for the education landscape in Malaysia. It will connect training partners to education leaders, educators, and faculty by helping them to leverage technology for teaching and learning.
As of now, the EdVision Program has started a few programmes such as the MS GTP Workshops, Higher Education Solutions Showcases, Industry Event – EduTech as well as School Holiday Programs, and will be adding more next year.
“Through this programme, Lenovo strives to build and tighten the community of educators, students, and parents within the education landscape where there is a free exchange of ideas and information,” said Khoo Hung Chuan, the Director of Education Transform and Development for Lenovo Central Asia Pacific.
According to the Microsoft Class of 2030 study, only 42 percent of employers believe new graduates are adequately prepared for the workplace. Besides, up to 51 percent of teachers have strong relationships with their students but only 34 percent of students agree to that.
Sheikh Manzoor, the General Manager of Public Sector Group for Microsoft Malaysia stated that the future of learning will be profoundly social, personalised, and supported by teachers and technology.
“Children nowadays want to have choice and control in learning, and 65 percent of students in school today will end up in a job that we’ve not heard before,” he added.
He also mentioned Microsoft’s collaboration with the Digital Educational Learning Initiative Malaysia (DELIMA) to democratise, integrate, and complement technologies in a secure manner.
Among the initiatives supported by the Microsoft Education Transformation Framework are incorporating technology into Malaysia’s education system, democratisation of knowledge and access, digital classroom, accreditation and integration with industry, and creating an inclusive environment, to change to advance digitalisation.
Sheikh also highlighted the five schools under the Microsoft Showcase Schools across Asia, which are SK Taman Senangan in Penang, Sekolah Kebangsaan Taman Bukit Indah in Johor, SMK Kubang Kerian in Kelantan, SMK Kuala Perlis in Perlis and SK Bandar Hilir in Melaka.