E-textbooks available to students during MCO


MALAYSIAN students can now access school textbooks through a digital medium should they not get the physical books.

Perbadanan Kota Buku, an agency under the Ministry of Education, has developed an online platform namely KPM eTextbook Reader, to provide textbooks during the Movement Control Order (MCO).

“Parents do not have to worry if they do not have access to school textbooks for their children, particularly during the MCO, as Perbadanan Kota Buku has developed an online platform to resolve that.

“The new application allows students to have access to the digital version of their textbooks,” the agency said in a statement yesterday.

It added that the application has helped students download their textbooks in an EPUB format, a more convenient e-book file format which is smaller in size and compatible with mobile devices.

“Students can also write notes, highlight and bookmark the important portions of the e-books, just as they would with physical books.

“They also have access to additional reference materials through the application,” it said, adding that the application will help facilitate teaching and learning from home.

To date, all secondary school textbooks based on the Secondary School Standard Curriculum are available in the e-book version, except for Form 5, which follows a new cohort.

This application can be downloaded for free through www.textbook.moe.gov.my, Google Play Store or Apple App Store.