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SingTel to launch e-assessment books

FOLLOWING the launch of its e-book service – skoob – on Tuesday, Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) yesterday announced plans to launch an e-assessment materials service – Skoob Go-easel – in January next year.

In collaboration with Popular Holdings, the new service will offer assessment books and study guides for Singapore’s primary and secondary school students via the Apple and Android tablets.

‘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,’ said Chou Cheng Ngok, Popular’s chairman.

Skoob Go-easel will provide students with an experience that is similar to using paper assessment materials. It will also be equipped with time-saving features such as auto-marking and score analysis, and can provide students with model answers.

In addition, teaching guides will also be made available to help parents actively support their children’s learning. ‘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,’ said Goh Seow Eng, SingTel’s chief of digital home.

Skoob Go-easel can be purchased using Singapore-issued credit cards, and SingTel customers may choose to have their purchases charged to their monthly bills.

The two listed companies said that they will explore ways to work with schools and the Ministry of Education (MOE) to offer a range of assessment papers, study guides and supplementary materials through the e-assessment service.

At the launch of skoob earlier in the week, Mr Goh said: ‘We believe skoob’s range of local study guides and educational books will be well received by school students, and we are looking to include assessment papers soon.’

He added that the telco is transforming from a provider of traditional telecommunications services to a multimedia solutions provider.

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