|What is the 1BestariNet project?||1BestariNet is a project initiated by the Malaysian Ministry of Education (MOE) and carried out in partnership with YTL Communications. Under the project, 10,000 primary and secondary public schools in Malaysia will be equipped with high-speed 4G Internet access and a virtual learning platform, providing high-speed Internet connectivity and access to a world-class Integrated Learning Solution. To find out more, visit About Us.|
|What is the Integrated Solution?||Under 1BestariNet, schools will be equipped with an integrated solution allowing teaching, learning, collaboration, and administrative functions to take place through the Internet-based Virtual Learning Environment (Frog VLE), which can be accessed in school and from anywhere else with an Internet connection (Yes 4G Internet). For more information, go to The Integrated Solution.|
|What is the Frog VLE?||Think of the Frog Virtual Learning Environment (Frog VLE) as an intranet, online classroom, and social space for schools, all in one. It is a web-based learning system that replicates real-world learning by integrating virtual equivalents of conventional concepts of education. For example, teachers can assign lessons, tests, and marks virtually, while students can submit homework and view their marks through the Frog VLE. Parents can communicate with schools while school administrators can organise their school calendars and disseminate school notices via the Internet. The Frog VLE can be accessed anywhere, anytime with an Internet connection.|
|Why use Frog?||The Frog VLE is an award-winning and easy-to-use virtual learning platform, designed with the user in mind. Developed in the UK with a 13-year track record, Frog focuses on making life simpler for teachers and students and enhancing teaching and learning. In addition, the Frog VLE is integrated with other powerful educational tools and content partners, including Google Apps for Education and the Khan Academy, to take teaching and learning further. FrogAsia, the solution provider of the Frog VLE, works hand-in-hand with local educators and education organisations to deliver a world-class learning system that is relevant to the Asian region. Beyond the technology, an emphasis is placed on equipping and mentoring schools in the usage of Frog as a tool to improve the school as a whole.
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|How can I access the Frog VLE?||Your single sign-on 1BestariNet Yes ID gives you access to the Frog VLE. All schools have a unique URL to log in to. To find your school’s VLE address, click here.|
|How do I get my 1BestariNet Yes ID?||1BestariNet Yes IDs are distributed to all schools. Please contact your school to get your 1BestariNet Yes ID.|
|What else can I do with my 1BestariNet Yes ID?||With your 1BestariNet Yes ID, you can access the Frog VLE plus a whole suite of global resources and apps from Google, Khan Academy, and more, as well as keep track of your account details on the Yes network.|
|How does the Frog VLE enhance teaching and learning?||The Frog VLE was built with the user in mind. It is aimed at nurturing a creating generation of Malaysians who are empowered to take ownership of their education and are prepared to compete in a global knowledge-based economy.
Save time and effort: Frog equips teachers with tools to easily perform tasks such as lesson planning, marking exercises, and managing academic calendars.
Connect and collaborate: Frog VLE also connects educators around the country, allowing them to collaborate and pool resources and ideas.
Learn beyond boundaries: Because Frog is cloud-based, learning can take place anytime, anywhere. Furthermore, by allowing students to store everything on the cloud, lugging heavy books is becoming a thing of the past.
Engage and compel: Frog’s easy-to-use system allows students and teachers to search for educational content on the internet (videos, images, educational resources) and build it into a functional web site, without the need for technical expertise. This allows teachers to quickly build engaging and compelling lesson resources that can cater to different learning styles, with a few simple clicks.
A proven learning platform: Frog has a 13-year track record and has been used in over 700 schools in the UK and worldwide. In addition, the Frog VLE is integrated with other powerful educational tools and content partners, including Google Apps for Education and the Khan Academy, to take teaching and learning further.
|How are teachers and students supported throughout the implementation of the 1BestariNet project?||The Frog Community Site on the Frog VLE is a space to support educators by providing video tutorials, training guides and user manuals to help them acquire new Frog Skills. Through the Frog Community Site, teachers can gain new insights and share best practices and success stories by connecting with other educators from across the country. They can also search for groups by subject of interest or create new ones, invite other teachers to join their groups, blog, post messages and participate in forums. Furthermore, the Frog Community Site provides resources and other materials to challenge and inspire educators.The Pond is a student portal which can be accessed through the Frog VLE and provides Frog Student Champions with all the resources they need to learn about Frog and help them drive the use of Frog among their fellow students. Not only that, it is a place for all students to participate in contests, browse through educational links, videos, games and tips, and learn about what other Frog Student Champions have been up to on the Wall of Fame. Additionally, students can connect with peers and share ideas by speaking up in The Voice, a section on The Pond for students’ opinions to be heard.|
|Do parents get access to the Frog VLE?||Parents are given a 1BestariNet Yes ID to access the Parent Noticeboard on the Frog VLE. With their Login ID, parents are able to keep track of their children school’s activities, access PTA reports, school events, school contact details, and download important forms and documents.|
|Why is my school not covered with connectivity yet?||It may be that some schools in your area are covered while yours is still not covered. The roll-out of internet facilities and the Frog VLE began in December 2011 and are still taking place in phases. All primary and secondary government schools will be covered with connectivity by the end of 2013.|
|When will the Frog VLE arrive in my school?||The roll-out of the VLE began in March 2012 and is still taking place in phases. Your school will only be granted VLE access once official Frog VLE training has taken place.|
|I have connectivity in my school. Why don’t I have the VLE yet?||It may be that some schools have connectivity without access to the Frog VLE. The roll-out of the VLE began in March 2012 and is still taking place in phases. Your school will only be granted VLE access once official VLE training has taken place.|
|I forgot my school’s VLE address.||You can do a quick search to find out what your school’s VLE address is here.|
|I am experiencing problems with connectivity or the VLE.||For technical help and troubleshooting issues, please speak to your school’s Frog Admin. If you are a Frog Admin, we have a dedicated Self-Care Portal (requires a Frog Admin login ID) where you can access technical help.|