As Online Learning Goes Mainstream, We Will Need Less Physical School Spaces

By Wong Teik Aun

October 2021 FEATURE
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THE SIJIL PELAJARAN Malaysia (SPM) results for the 2020 school year turned out to be better than, or at least comparable to those of previous years. This is a noteworthy achievement considering how Covid-19 and the movement control orders forced an immediate adoption of emergency remote teaching, or ERT.Computers and smartphones replaced physical classrooms and person-to-person lessons, and needless to say, teething issues and technical glitches were encountered. But if the 2020 SPM results are anything to go by, this...

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Wong Teik Aun

is a senior faculty member at a private institution of higher learning. Issues on environment, economy and education are close to his heart.