Maxis eKelas Service Now Available With Maxis Wireless Broadband Package

schedule 26 Aug 2013

Access to the Maxis eKelas service comes bundled with Maxis Wireless Broadband plan to offer students and parents greater convenience and value
Maxis’ value-for-money plan costs only RM38 monthly for a 7.2Mbps USB modem, which comes with a 1.5GB quota and two access IDs

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Kuala Lumpur, 26 August 2013

Parents can now take advantage of Maxis’ new Wireless Broadband package which comes with unlimited access to Maxis eKelas, to further reinforce learning of Maths and Science at home for their children. Malaysia’s only integrated communications service provider, Maxis Berhad (Maxis), today announced a value-for-money plan, the Maxis eKelas with Wireless Broadband package. Customers can enjoy this service for only RM38 monthly for a 7.2Mbps USB modem, which comes with a 1.5GB quota and two access IDs – one for the child and one for the parent, for monitoring purposes.

Maxis eKelas is an interactive online education portal that features effective learning and teaching supplementary tools. Key features of Maxis eKelas portal include interactive, adaptive, visual-based, experimental capabilities, conceptual understanding and learning-based methodologies, testing and performance measurement services – such as online exams, as well as teacher services like lesson planning, homework assignment, evaluation and reporting. Some of the modules available in Maxis’ eKelas programme are listed in the Appendix.

“Schools in our pioneer programme that have used the eKelas in their day-to-day teaching and learning activities noted a significant increase in student achievement, attendance and attitude towards mathematics and science. Based on the positive feedback, we have decided to bundle access to the eKelas portal together with our Maxis Wireless Broadband service to enable students and parents to access it outside of schools. Maxis eKelas is one choice that parents can tap into to directly influence their children’s educational outcomes, all from their own home computer,” said T.Kugan, Head of Digital Services, Maxis Berhad.

“What’s more, access to eKelas is ‘white-listed,’ which means that when customers use the internet to access eKelas, their usage will not be deducted from the monthly internet quota, and they can enjoy unlimited access to eKelas. Parents can also be assured that the eKelas syllabus is fully aligned with that of our national schools,” he continued.
The convenient USB modem offers customers flexibility, as the learning modules can be accessed anywhere; from a laptop, netbook or desktop computer. Upon finishing the allocated monthly quota of 1.5GB), customers can choose to continue using the Internet without extra charges at a slower speed, or purchase additional quota for a minimal fee, starting from just RM8. Customers can also purchase additional IDs for only RM20 per month per ID. For customers who sign up for the Maxis eKelas with Wireless Broadband bundle during the introductory period, they will receive a RM50 discount off the normal activation fee of RM150.

Existing Maxis customers –mobile, fibre or broadband (fixed or wireless) – can subscribe to the eKelas service as a value-added service at only RM25 per month for each account, which comes with two access IDs, and pay RM20 per month for each additional ID per child.

The eKelas portal is one of Maxis’ initiatives to support the Government’s efforts in capacity building and helping to develop a future society that is technologically literate, dynamic and innovative through ICT learning. eKelas uses visual approaches to foster conceptual understanding in Mathematics and Science. There are over 400 online Math and Science activity objects via realistic graphics, interactive problem sets, and compelling real-world activities, which are suitable for students between forms 1 and 3. These modules will be expanded to include modules for forms 4 and 5 students soon. The eKelas modules are in English and will also be available in Bahasa Malaysia by the first quarter of 2014.
For more information on the Maxis eKelas with Wireless Broadband package, customers can visit maxis.com.my/broadband or their nearest Maxis Centre.
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Notes to the Editor:

  1. The Maxis eKelas programme is a result of the smart partnership which was initiated between Maxis and the MoE in 2011, to support the Government’s continuous initiative to increase ICT usage in schools through creative learning.
  2. During Maxis eKelas’ pioneer programme, students and teachers from the participating schools were given supplementary online learning tools which focused on knowledge acquisition through adaptive, experimental, experiential and relevant real-world scenarios.

About Maxis Berhad

Maxis Berhad is Malaysia’s only integrated communications service provider with RM8.9 billion revenue in 2012 and over 14 million subscribers. As one of Malaysia’s most admired home-grown brands, Maxis has evolved from being a premier mobile operator to one that offers an extensive suite of services to enrich its customers' lives whether at home, at work or on-the-go: mobile and fixed voice, messaging, mobile internet, wireless and wired high speed broadband, and multi-screen content and applications - be it entertainment, education, security or cloud computing - through mobile, fixed and satellite networks. Maxis launched the first high-speed networks in Malaysia including 3G, 3.5G, 3.5G+ and was the first to launch 4G LTE (Long-Term Evolution) early this year. Maxis’ high-speed network footprint is the largest in the country with 95% 2G and 82% high-speed 3G coverage.

As a key supporter of the Malaysian application development ecosystem, Maxis partners with local developers to bring innovative applications to its customers while also making available the widest range of localised content in the market, with a selection of free Apps that appeal to different segments across various smart devices. Maxis’ efforts in innovation, excellent customer service and providing value to stakeholders have earned the Company numerous awards including the historic win of 20 awards at the 13th Customer Relationship Management and Contact Centre Association of Malaysia (CCAM) Annual Awards in 2012, Best Managed Company, Asia’s Best Employer, Putra Brand of the Year Awards in 2011 and Top 5 Best Global Operator Award by World Communication Awards in 2012 and 2010. Committed to contributing to the communities it operates in, Maxis’ Corporate Responsibility efforts focus on making a ‘Positive Impact’, harnessing leading-edge technology to create value for the economy, society and the environment. For more information, please visit: maxis.com.my.

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