CIO East Africa (Nairobi)

Kenya: Samsung Smart School, Dynamite for E-Learning

Lavington Primary school pupils aged between 4 and 7 experienced a new smart platform to learn math, away from the normal chalk board they are used to. Courtesy of Samsung electronics training program, they were imparted with knowledge and skills on how to use digital technology within the classroom setting.

The pilot program, dubbed Samsung Smart School where the company used electronic boards and tablets to deliver curriculum to pupils is designed to drive technology know how not only to the pupils but the teachers as well. Speaking during the event, Robert Ngeru, Samsung Electronic General Manager said, the new innovation will make education more flawless "Long ago the teacher on the black board was the authority, right now delivery is on tabs and electronic boards".

On the platform, teachers will easily administer quizzes, monitor attendance and provide pupils a modern way of interacting in class. Samsung's smart school which supports e-learning initiatives previously implemented in Kenya as a way of achieving digitization and bringing the future closely.

It was a good choice for the tablets and the electronic boards, according to the company, it will generate interest among students in embracing the digital learning concept, the training program focuses on demonstrating how modern technology applications to learn mathematics and science.

The good news is that students are learning innovative ways at an early stage by using tools to make them more competitive at the job environment as they advance in education system. And they're doing it with the blessing of IT. That's only possible because the new breed of consumer technology tools is so simple to use and interact with.

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