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Improving Education in Malaysia through Technology: Case Study in Perak Malaysia

Deresah Lahom.

To help each child prepare for successful employment and productive citizenship in the 21st century, all teachers must deeply know their subject areas, understand how children learn, use modern learning technologies effectively to create rich learning environments that produce high-quality learning experiences for every child.

Malaysia strives to improve the quality of life of children and youth, particularly those with special needs, through teaching, research, and leadership in the use of technology. This paper will discuss use of technology as an integral part of the curriculum and being encouraged and supported as new curriculum in Malaysia. Availability of rich media resources and Internet access in all school Media Centers provided through National Fund. In the revised Technology Plan, access has been expanded beyond the hardware area. The plan stresses the importance that every student in the district should have access to a teacher who is proficient at using technology as a core part of the curriculum on a regular basis. To this end, new teacher competencies are being developed.


Deresah Lahom  (Malaysia)
Lecturer in Educational Technology
Centre for Educational Technology And Multimedia
Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris

Lecturer in Centre of Educational Techology and Multimedia.

  • Technology in Education
Person as Subject

(30 min Conference Paper, English)