Learning in the 21st century has continued to evolve with the aid of technology in education. It is therefore as part of its contribution to ensure that Nigerian students adapt to global trends in information technology while presenting them a perfect opportunity to be nurtured and grow through interactive technology that Samsung Electronics West Africa, recently deployed its revolutionary smart learning solution called “Smart School,” at Greensprings School, Lagos.
The Smart School solution is a fully integrated learning platform that empowers teachers to deliver an interactive learning environment to students. It is designed to improve the learning experience of students through the innovative medium of “Samsung Smart Classrooms.” The solution utilises Samsung E-boards and Samsung devices such as tablets, PCs and other new age technological tools to facilitate learning.
Bravo Kim, managing director, Samsung Electronics West Africa while commending Greensprings School for the foresight to embrace the solution, said the initiative is an important part of Samsung’s drive to aid schools’ transition towards a purposeful smart learning environment in Nigeria and indeed the entire continent.
According to Kim, “The deployment of Samsung’s Smart School solution in Greensprings School represents an important part of our continued effort to deliver the classroom of the future today.
“This innovative solution frees educators from the confines of standing at a chalkboard or projector and allows them to move about the classroom, conducting interactive lessons and activities through their touch screen tablet or notebook computer. We’re confident that the school will find it to be a powerful and effective platform for engaging students, elevating learning, and fostering a truly interactive classroom learning environment,” he said.
The Samsung Smart Classroom solution is a three-pronged converged digital education package that provides students and teachers with access to 65-inch interactive E-boards and Samsung tablet devices.
“The interactive management solution delivers content to students and allows for the sharing of screens inside the classroom, aiding teachers’ monitoring of student progress; the second component, the learning management system, provides educational materials, such as e-textbooks, timetables and learning apps for users while the third component, the student information system, tracks students’ attendance, compiles grade history and keeps record of prizes or demerits.”
Kim further pointed out that the solution provides teachers with the ability to lead interactive lessons and real-time group activities through its convenient screen and content sharing features. It also delivers learning management tools enabling students to access course materials and information.
To him, “We are experiencing a fundamental shift from learning to use technology to learn and thus, we can only expect the concept of smart learning to accelerate. As a promoter and facilitator of smart learning and IT skills’ acquisition in Nigeria, Samsung is committed to providing educational solutions that empower educators and students alike by giving them the tools they need to transform their learning and teaching experience,”
Olayiwola Koiki, director, Greensprings School in her address at the occasion said that Samsung’s Smart School Solution is the perfect opportunity to nurture students’ growth through interactive technology and also help them adapt to global trends in information technology.
In her words, “The students of today are digital natives, and to some extent, inhabit a world different from that in which their parents, who are digital immigrants, live in. The conventional styles of learning no longer match their everyday experiences. We are indeed very happy that we are the first school in Nigeria and indeed Sub-Saharan Africa to adopt this smart learning solution.”
“We are very excited about keying into the potential of the Samsung Smart School Solution to create a truly global and interactive learning environment,” she said.