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Ministry to extend use of teaching app

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The app will be integrated with Koompi, a suite of laptop learning and productivity tools built on the Linux operating system. JICA

Ministry to extend use of teaching app

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport plans to continue the use of its Think! Think! teaching app that was developed in 2018.

It plans to use the app for another three years at eight schools in Siem Reap, Kampong Cham, Kandal, Svay Rieng and Prey Veng provinces.

The app was developed in collaboration with the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (Jica).

The ministry’s Department of Information Technology director Sok Tha made the announcement on Tuesday while delivering the results of a first-quarter survey to verify the quality of the app.

He also announced that the app will be integrated with Koompi, a suite of laptop learning and productivity tools built on the Linux operating system. The partnership with Phnom Penh’s Koompi was also signed on Monday.

Tha said the ministry will continue to expand this curriculum to all provinces across Cambodia.

“Through Think! Think! and Koompi, we have cooperated to contribute to the education sector in Cambodia and will be able to make digital education even better. The Ministry of Education supports cooperation and start-ups for local companies that have helped in the education sector.

“Think! Think! and Koompi will continue our efforts to deliver the app to all schools throughout Cambodia,” Tha said.

He said community members and parents in provinces need to invest in technology for digital education.

In a press release on Monday, the ministry and Jica announced that Think! Think! is Japan’s No 1 e-learning app and the first external one in the new Koompi model E11 laptop. The learning suite is designed with subsidised and leasing options to open the initiative to all students at a very affordable price.

“Everyone can afford to buy our PC at a very affordable price. We make an equal opportunity product for everyone to access the best education,” said Koompi CEO Thol Rithy.

“The Think! Think!’s project has had a great impact on Cambodia,” said Jica project adviser Naoko Ide, adding that it has been able to motivate students to study at home during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Jica collaborated with the miistry to offer Think!Think!, online Facebook lessons and national television programmes.

Ide said Think! Think! helps increase IQ, deep thinking and social skills while students study at home.


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