BAC Traverses Forward with the Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) in their Learning Management System

As an education institution that utilises some of the latest technology in their ecosystem, BAC Education was visited on 13th May 2022 by representatives from Sharp, one of the biggest electronics companies in the world.

The Sharp Corp delegation consisted of Mr. Yoshihiro Hashimoto, the Senior Executive Managing Director cum Chief of Sharp Corp Asia, along with Mr. Ting Yang Chung, representing Sharp Electronics Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. They were welcomed by Managing Director of BAC Education, Mr. Raja Singham.

The brief appreciation ceremony held at the BAC Performing Arts Centre last week highlighted that the use of revolutionary technologies is a great motivator for the institution in facing the challenges of adapting to the new normal, brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Mr. Hashimoto says that as an organisation that has long since made its name in Malaysia, Sharp Corporation is of the view that the Covid-19 pandemic has made an impact on several aspects of our lives, including education.

As such, Sharp Corporation is paying more attention to smart education.

"Children are priceless treasures. Therefore, the use of technology in smart education takes priority, and this is a wonderful collaboration (between BAC - Sharp)," he said.

BAC Education has been extensively utilising Interactive Whiteboards (IWB) within its learning management system, making BAC one of Sharp's biggest IWB customers.

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, BAC used four IWB units in its teaching and learning to fulfil, complete and stabilise the interactive classes held at the institution.

The Managing Director of BAC Education, Mr. Raja Singham announced that the use of IWBs, within the learning management system at BAC, was increased from four units to almost thirty units, which cost a total of almost RM1 million.

"The IWB is one of the technologies used to conduct hybrid classes at BAC. It comprises of a camera, some applications and several other features, all to support the lecturer in conducting classes. This is a very necessary technology, especially for the present and future of education.

"The IWB is one technology which works alongside other technologies used at BAC, and when they are combined, a new way of teaching is produced," Raja told Goodnews.