On May 7, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, in partnership with Modern School, Barakhamba launched the ‘Samsung School’ – a joint initiative to improve student learning with easy-to-use immersive technology for the digital classroom. The school was set up in collaboration with the Samsung R&D Center in Bangalore, SRI–Bangalore that has worked to deliver advanced solutions for the digital classroom.
The widespread adoption of tablets, mobile applications, social networks and digital content has already had a profound effect on students around the world and today’s students expect their learning environment to be digital and interactive. “Students today are digital natives; as they embark on their learning journey, they expect interactive software and content,” says Hyoil Kim, vice president, Enterprise Business Team at Samsung India. “This level of interactivity can only be achieved if the education sector focuses not only on devices that motivate students to be active participants in their own education, but solutions and content that increase collaboration and networking in the learning environment. We strongly believe that a collaborative learning environment improves student retention rates.”
The Samsung School solution being implemented at Modern School, Barakhamba has been deployed in many Korean schools as a pilot, and is currently being implemented in more than 20 schools around the world – from Africa and Asia to Europe and North America.
Samsung has provided Modern School with a Samsung School solution package consisting of 42 GALAXY Note 10.1 units and a 65-inch interactive whiteboard. The solution gives the teacher the ability to lead interactive lessons and real-time group activities through screen and content sharing features. The technical support for the Samsung School solution will be provided by SRI-Bangalore while the course content has been worked on by the school itself. The school is also free to partner with content providers to design the digital course content.
Comments Lata Vaidyanathan, principal, Modern School, “By collaborating with Samsung for the Samsung School solution, we want our students to experience new, interactive ways of learning; have them engage better with their teachers and enhance their overall learning experience and retention.”
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