Singtel and Popular to offer interactive e-assessment materials for Singapore school students
Singapore, 18 November 2011 - Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel) and Popular Holdings Limited today announced they will collaborate to offer access to hundreds of assessment books and study guides for Singapore primary and secondary school students via Apple and Android tablets.
The e-assessment materials will be available through Skoob Go-easel, a service to be launched jointly by Singtel and Popular in January 2012. Skoob Go-easel will provide students with an experience that is similar to using paper assessment materials. In addition, it will be equipped with powerful time-saving features such as auto-marking and score analysis, and can provide students with model answers.
Skoob Go-easel will also offer a range of teaching guides to help parents to actively support their children’s learning. Payments can be made via Singapore credit cards. Singtel customers can choose to have purchases conveniently charged to their monthly bills.
Singtel and Popular will also explore ways to work with top schools and the Ministry of Education (MOE) to offer a range of assessment papers, study guides and supplementary materials through the service.
Mr Goh Seow Eng, Singtel’s Chief of Digital Home, said: “For the first time, students and their parents will be able to enjoy the sheer convenience of having Popular’s extensive range of assessment materials at their fingertips. Gone are the days when students lug around stacks of heavy books. With the flexibility to revise anytime, anywhere, they will have a tremendous competitive advantage.”
“We believe Skoob Go-easel will change the way students prepare for exams and help them to save precious time. The service will also allow busy parents to keep track of their children’s progress and performance more effectively,” he said.
Mr Chou Cheng Ngok, Popular’s Chairman, said: “We believe e-learning is the way of the future. Skoob Go-easel complements our traditional paper book business by providing a powerful digital platform to reach a wider audience. By working with Singtel, we are confident of extending our market leadership.”