FrogAsia | The Leaps Of Knowledge Conference 2018 Elevating 21st Century Teaching And Learning In Malaysia


The Leaps of Knowledge Conference 2018 presented by FrogAsia Sdn Bhd with the support of the YTL Foundation saw more than 1,000 educators, parents, students and members of the education sector gathering to elevate 21st Century education in Malaysia. Held at the JW Marriott Hotel Kuala Lumpur, this year’s conference aimed to inspire, equip and empower Malaysians to collaboratively and collectively do more to raise the bar in education.

The Leaps of Knowledge Conference 2018 – themed Level Up!, centred around the commitment of the community of educators, parents and individuals to continue leveraging on the foundations built over the last six years, levelling the playing field across all schools in Malaysia through technology. This year’s conference explored how the community can work together to raise the bar by celebrating each other’s successes, learning from each other and collaborating on new ideas to increase outcomes for 21st Century learners. 

During the workshops, the participants gained deeper understanding of higher order thinking skills and how educators can incorporate them into teaching and learning. There were also gamified experience workshops that introduced the new features of the Frog VLE to parents and teachers to demonstrate the capability of such technology when implemented in today’s education system.

“At FrogAsia, we believe in a world where everyone loves learning and where technology removes boundaries. With technology, there is equal access to quality education regardless of location or background. By bridging the digital divide, the education divide is also bridged at the same time. After six years of driving 21st Century education in Malaysia, we have seen the huge difference that Frog is making in the Malaysian education system. Schools from across the country can collaborate and support one another, and student progress can be monitored and tracked to help them improve. Today, we are gathering educators, students, parents and other members of the education community to join forces to raise the bar further and make 21st Century learning even more accessible and empowering,” said Lou Yeoh, Executive Director of FrogAsia Sdn Bhd.

At the conference, FrogAsia launched its inaugural FrogPlay World Championship, a competition that aims to encourage students around the world to collaborate and optimise the use of the FrogPlay gamified learning and revision application on the Frog Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). FrogPlay, available online on the Frog VLE and on the Google Play Store, motivates students to learn and progress by doing revision using gamification. Thousands of quizzes are available for the students’ revision, including quizzes from trusted education partner Pelangi Publishing Group, teachers and the Ministry of Education. FrogPlay also provides detailed reports to help parents and teachers help their child and classroom of students perform better.  


Since its launch last year, students have clocked over 1.5 million revision hours on FrogPlay. By tracking the hours spent on FrogPlay and the progress of students, FrogAsia saw evidence that revising via the gamified-learning app resulted in an improvement in student performance across all subjects for both primary and secondary schools. For example, students who used FrogPlay for physics revision are observed to have increased their average scores by up to 29% points.

Lou added: “We were so excited to see the impact of FrogPlay last year, which was driven by the FrogPlay Championship. The competition was successful in encouraging students to proactively learn and revise on FrogPlay even after the competition ended which led to an improvement in their academic performance. We believe in providing Malaysian students with exposure to the best education possible and equipping these students to be globally competitive. This is why we are taking the FrogPlay Championship to the global stage, where students in Malaysia will get to compete with students from all around the world including schools in the United Kingdom, Australia, Denmark, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland and the United States of America.”

The conference featured Shaheen Mistri, Founder of Akansha and CEO of Teach for India who spoke on her belief that educators and students are partners in building education in a nation, and encouraged collective impact through the contribution of all in the community. Through her talk, she called upon the participants to evaluate the tools they already possess and to use them effectively to raise the bar in education in Malaysia, which will set a standard and be a role model for the world. 

Programme Director of YTL Foundation, Datin Kathleen Chew was also one of the featured keynote speakers. She spoke on the impact and success stories that were the result of the collaboration between YTL Foundation, FrogAsia and the Ministry of Education. “It is evident that change has taken place and that technology has made a huge impact to education in Malaysia. We are so glad to be partners with change makers in this country and will continue to contribute to this initiative that aims to inspire and upskill learners nationwide.”

After her speech, Datin Kathleen invited three teachers from schools that benefited significantly through the various initiatives like the Frog Classroom Programme, 1BestariNet Teacher Award and FrogPlay Championship. These three teachers were the Headmistress of SK Kayang Noridah Hamdan, 2nd runner up of the 1BestariNet Teacher Award 2017 Mohamad Jalil, and Chew Soo Lee, Frog Admin of SJK(C) Choon Cheng, School Winner of FrogPlay Championship 2017.


Leaps of Knowledge is sponsored by YTL Foundation, also a key partner in the Frog Classroom Programme where they, together with the Ministry of Education, contribute to building 21st century learning spaces for schools. YTL Foundation had recently contributed a sum of RM1.5 million together with the Ministry to provide 21st century education infrastructure to 50 Tamil schools nationwide.

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11 comments

  1. What an excellent conference this was, I gathered by reading your article. Education should be for all, and it is important to make Malaysian students competitive by global standards.

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  2. Yes Emily. In deed, this is the current education system in Malaysia that emphasizes on higher order thinking skills!

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  3. Thank God for FrogAsia for assisting the kids to have better grades and gain more knowledge. I hope my kids will be benefitting from FrogAsia too

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    1. FrogPlay encourages students self learning and higher order thinking skills as one of the Frog Classroom Programme. Some teachers and students found it quite difficult, hope that FrogAsia can develop a user-friendly app and having more practical workshop for parents and students too.

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  4. This is new for me , tq for sharing ..

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    1. Yup, currently the teachers, students and parents got to know about it as in the school curriculum is included the higher order thinking skill in the study to encourage students to think, apply and express themselves, as well as problem solving skills too.

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  5. This looks like a fun and wonderful conference. Knowledge is so important, so that we need to enhance and learn more.

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    1. Yup, hope that more practical session or workshop for students and parents too.

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  6. This is fun! The bear mascot is so cute

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  7. I heard alot about Frog Classroom program back when I am working as teacher! It was a really a leap of education for all the students nowadays.

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