Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - E-learning centre to open at high school

E-learning centre to open at high school

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
The Preah Sisowath HIgh School has been selected as the first centre for digital education. Hong Menea

E-learning centre to open at high school

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport plans to establish a centre for digital education at the Preah Sisowath High School in Phnom Penh to develop e-learning programmes.

A ceremony will be held on Monday morning as repairs start on the section of the building where the centre is to be located. The ceremony will be presided over by Minister of Education Hang Chuon Naron.

In a June 19 press release, the ministry said: “Digital education in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution is important for Cambodia. We need many experts to work and manage all smart systems related to digital development.”

It said it has carried out reforms in educational establishments and has helped reform teacher training.

The ministry said distance learning can help students develop abilities in four areas – knowledge, skills, fitness and good conduct. They don’t need to be present at schools or meet with teachers directly, the press release said.

Based on past experiences of implementing e-learning programmes and future analysis, the ministry will develop infrastructure for digital education, said the press release.

First, it will develop infrastructure to manage data for digital education, such as data centres. It will then produce teaching videos to raise awareness of new teaching methods.

It will also establish a digital forum for e-learning and the education management systems, focusing on the context of education in Cambodia.

Ministry spokesperson Ros Soveacha declined to comment on the centre opening, referring reporters to Chuon Naron's press conference scheduled for Monday morning.

MOST VIEWED

  • Massive stingrays may live in Mekong’s deep pools

    US scientists have suggested that unexplored deep pools in the Mekong River in an area of Stung Treng could potentially be home to significant populations of giant freshwater stingrays, one of the world’s largest freshwater fish species. This comes as a fisherman hooked a 180

  • CCC team off on US business trip

    The Kingdom’s leading economists and private sector representatives have called on the US to renew its tax preferential status for Cambodian exports, as a Cambodia Chamber of Commerce (CCC) delegation departed for a weeklong business visit to the US, where they will meet with

  • PM takes time to meet, greet Cambodians living in the US

    After landing in the US ahead of the ASEAN-US Special Summit, Prime Minister Hun Sen was received by over 1,000 Cambodian-Americans including political analysts who welcomed him with greetings, fist bumps and selfies. Hun Sen also met with analyst Mak Hoeun, who had allegedly spoken ill

  • Khmer cinema classics back on big screen for free at WB Arena’s outdoor movies series

    On a recent Saturday evening at WB Arena, Bunsong was enjoying a tasty BBQ meal with his family after work on the long tables that had been arranged out in front of the restaurant as they watched a Khmer action movie on a big outdoor

  • PM heads to Washington for ASEAN-US special summit

    Regional and international issues and how to bring the ASEAN-US partnership to another level will be discussed at length as Prime Minister Hun Sen and his ministers arrive in Washington, DC, for a special summit on May 12-13. During the trip, Hun Sen and ASEAN

  • National Assembly refutes EU resolution

    The National Assembly (NA) has hit back at a European Parliament resolution condemning the political and human rights situation in Cambodia, calling it another display of the Parliament’s “double standards”. Key points of the resolution include a warning that the Parliament could exclude the