KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 11– The pilot project for the development of the Malaysian Open Science Platform (MOSP) is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2022, said Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba.
Developed by the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM), he said the MOSP was a digital research data sharing platform at the institute of higher learning level that enabled local and international researchers to stay connected.
“ASM is also working with the National Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Centre under the Education Ministry through the development of teaching and learning modules for STEM subjects via an inquiry-based science education pedagogy approach to STEM teachers.
“Teachers have a role to encourage students to explore STEM subjects in a creative manner to develop their curiosity,” he said during the question-and-answer session at the Dewan Negara, here today.
He was replying to a question from Senator Jaziri Alkaf Abdillah Suffian who wanted the minister to state the plan and efforts taken to ensure that the country’s education technology in line with the Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0) and the 21st-century learning.
Dr Adham said the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) through the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Center (MaGIC) also encouraged innovation in education.
“This includes through the National Technology and Innovation Sandbox or NTIS which is one of the target sectors that is in line with the country’s socio-economic drivers under the 10-10 Malaysian Science, Technology, Innovation and Economy (MySTIE) Framework.
“For example the Pandai and Pendidikan Awal Anak2u websites SOLS 24/7 (Science of Life Studies 24/7),” he said.
In addition, Dr Adham said CRADLE Fund has implemented coaching programmes for various technology startups and funded 11 companies that run educational related business.