THE STAR – Learning app holds inaugural world meet

MALAYSIAN students competed with their counterparts from 13 other countries in the just-concluded FrogPlay World Championships 2018.

 

Themed “Up Your Game!”, this year’s championship raised the bar and took the competition to the world stage, which saw Malaysian students competing against their peers from Australia, Denmark, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

 

The FrogPlay Championship was launched in 2017 to encourage schools to use FrogPlay – an application on the Frog Virtual Learning Environment (Frog VLE) platform, to motivate students to learn in a fun, interactive and meaningful way through gamified learning and ready-made quizzes.

 

Gamified learning uses game elements to develop skills such as critical and creative thinking, collaboration and communication among students.

In the FrogPlay World Championships 2018, 7,175 schools worldwide completed more than three million quizzes over two months.

Globally, FrogPlay is also available on the Google Play Store. Overall, schools recorded significant improvement in academic results.

Through consistent use of FrogPlay, students improved their quiz results by as much as 46% points.

 

The improvements were most prominent among secondary school students in key subjects such as English (44%) and the core sciences – Chemistry (46%), Physics (40%) and Biology (36%).

 

“Although this is the first year we have taken the FrogPlay Championship global, we are happy with the positive support and feedback from schools around the world.

 

“The gamification of revision via FrogPlay encourages students to revise their lessons consistently and continuously, rather than only around exam time.

 

“This builds good revision habits and helps students track their understanding of the lessons throughout the school year, while helping teachers and parents understand how to improve their academic results.

 

“We can see improvements in academic results through our technology across the competition period,” said FrogAsia executive director Lou Yeoh.

 

Champion Nur Farzana Haziqah Jali from Kolej Tun Datu Tuanku Bujang said FrogPlay helped her understand subjects better.

 

“I can retake the quizzes as many times as I want and my results will be shown immediately. The more I try, the better I get at the subject,” she said.

 

“I struggle most with Biology, but the different levels of difficulty in FrogPlay quizzes help build my confidence and motivate me to improve,” said third-place winner from SMK Sungai Maong Kong Ming Chai.

 

Three winners from Malaysia’s primary school entries and secondary school entries were SK Taman Bukit Indah, Johor; SK Petani Jaya, Kedah, and SK (C) Choong Cheng, Kedah; SMK Agama Arau, Perlis; SMK Skudai, Johor, and SMK Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi, Selangor.

 

For details, visit https://www.frogplaychampionships.com/

 

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