MDEC and Quurk sign MoU to equip youths with coding skills

Minister of Communications and Digital Fahmi Fadzil during the media launch of MDX 2023 on Monday, Sept 25. Also present at the event, which celebrates Malaysia’s digital economy, were Teo Ni Ching, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Communications and Digital; Datuk Mohamad Fauzi, Sec Gen of the ministry and CEO of MDEC, Mahadhir Aziz.

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 25 – Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) and Quurk recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) towards equipping Malaysian youths with coding skills.

MDEC said the collaboration aimed at making coding a fundamental skill among young learners, fostering creativity, critical thinking, and technological literacy via Quurk’s pioneering game, Pastopia.

“MDEC and Quurk are embarking on an extraordinary journey toward a novel pedagogical science — the fusion of education and gaming. Leveraging Quurk’s proprietary content abstraction framework, they have introduced a systematic approach and design within Pastopia that transforms educational content and objectives into captivating gameplay.

“In Pastopia, actions within the game yield specific, traceable, and tangible learning outcomes.
This innovative framework enables Pastopia to address the hurdles and complexities in learning coding. It serves as a conduit that eliminates the barriers that have hindered the pursuit of coding knowledge among youths and young adults.

“Learners will be empowered to explore their interests and unleash their creativity, fostering an
environment of growth and accomplishment compared to conventional learning.

MDEC said their joint efforts are expected to raise a new generation of tech-savvy leaders, propelling Malaysia to become the digital hub of ASEAN.

Quurk will be showcasing the game at the Malaysia Digital Content Festival from 29 September to 1 October 2023.

Meanwhile, Minister of Communications and Digital Fahmi Fadzil today launched the Malaysia Digital Expo 2023 (MDX 2023), a six-week-long event that celebrates Malaysia’s digital economy and amplifies all tech events with the participation of international and local speakers and panelists from reputable organisations, which will take place across Malaysia.

Also present at the event were Deputy Minister Teo Ni Ching, Secretary General Datuk Mohamad Fauzi and CEO of MDEC, Mahadhir Aziz.