Aug 8, 2014

UPSR iBUDDY COMPANION APP COMPLEMENTS TV VIEWING EXPERIENCE FOR MORE EFFECTIVE EXAM REVISION

iPad Mini awaits weekly winner of UPSR iBuddy Contest
Astro is committed in upgrading contents that is being served to increase the effectiveness in the educational content, hence Astro Tutor TV UPSR will launch an educational companion app called UPSR iBuddy.

This app is created to be used simultaneously with what is aired from the educational show, UPSR Sains Bersama iBuddy every Thursday – Sunday starting from 9 August 2014 (Saturday) at 10.30 am, 6.00 pm and 10.30 pm exclusively on Astro Tutor TV UPSR (Ch 601). UPSR iBuddy is available to be downloaded to all iOS and Android users at the App Store and Play Store for free. 


Users can also access UPSR iBuddy via PCs, mobile or tablet by using Internet browsers such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari browsers just by going to ibuddy.my.

This app applies the concept of companionship and learning interactively making revision fun. UPSR iBuddy, which complement TV viewing experience, featured an interactive learning method with various short notes and interesting graphic visuals. Users can put their knowledge up to the test by answering a variety Pop Quizzes and Additional Quizzes provided. A Scoreboard will also be featured for users to analyze their cumulative scores and their updated ranking.

In conjunction with the launch of this educational series and app, Astro Tutor TV UPSR will organize a contest using the UPSR iBuddy app. The contest will run from 9 August to 7 September enabling viewers to participate by downloading this app, or register yourself by visiting ibuddy.my and sync it with UPSR Sains Bersama iBuddy on Astro Tutor TV UPSR and answer quizzes provided in each episode. UPSR iBuddy users who record the highest cumulative scores each week will win the grand prize of an iPad Mini and for the second to fifth place winners will win a variety of exclusive Astro Tutor TV merchandises.

 Vickie Lai, Astro’s Head of Education said, “Astro Tutor TV strives to provide an effective educational platform for the audience and we are moving parallel with advances in technology with the launch of the UPSR iBuddy. UPSR iBuddy is a new method of learning which engages the audience with more than just seeing and hearing on TV. They also have the opportunity to participate in learning sessions with a variety of exciting interactive features available in this app.

The launch of UPSR iBuddy is seen as one of our many efforts in helping UPSR candidates to prepare for  the examination by enhancing their understanding and skills in the Science subject. We truly hope that this modern learning method that emphasizes the interactivitye and visual appeal in delivering serious information into something that is easily digested resulting in positive feedback and learning experience by users”.

Get yourselves prepared for the UPSR examination by watching UPSR Sains Bersama iBuddy every Thursday – Sunday starting from 9 August 2014 (Saturday) at 10.30 am, 6.00 pm and 10.30 pm exclusively on Astro Tutor TV UPSR (Ch 601) along with interactive learning with the educational companion app, UPSR iBuddy.
 

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