Government of Grenada launches digital educational platform and virtual math series

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By STEM Caribbean | Posted on April 7, 2020

As the rest of the world continues to shift towards digital environments, the Caribbean is also forced to adapt to the sudden changes. In a press release late last month, the Government of Grenada launched its digital educational platform, MSTAR Learning Support Platform (MSTAR-LSP), and SPICE MATH, a virtual learning enhancement initiative for secondary students and students in the fifth and sixth grades.

The launch of MSTAR-LSP couldn’t be more timely. Students and teachers in Grenada and its two sister island states, Carriacou and Petite Martinique, are also facing the effects of the global pandemic, COVID-19. Currently, all classes and other educational activities must be conducted online as schools are closed due to the island-wide social distancing practice.

This new platform provides educational resources for all Grenadian students up to the secondary school level and virtually connects the students with their teachers. It includes the SPICE MATH video series featuring some of the top math educators in the country.

After receiving login credentials, students will have access to resources such as educational games, professional courses, and past papers from the Caribbean Examinations Council’s suite of exams, including multiple-choice exams that could be automatically graded. Also, MSTAR-LSP will allow students to receive feedback and track their development along the way.

The Government of Grenada plans to make this website its primary means of sharing educational content.

Digicel Grenada is in support of the MSTAR-LSP initiative. According to the press release, the company committed to providing 15GB of mobile data to teachers and students for one month, initially. Also, in an announcement on its website, the Government of Grenada expressed that the telecommunications company delivered a combined total of over 180 smartphones and portable Wi-Fi devices.

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