Dell launches connected classroom in India
has launched its connected classroom solution in India. Combining innovative
technology, products, services, software and training, the Dell connected classroom
makes digital learning a reality.
Providing teachers with the tools needed to equip students with the 21st century
skills that they will need to be competitive in the global economy, this is
the vendors education technology blueprint for primary and middle school
learning environments. This is a follow up to last years launch of the
Latitude 2100, Dells education netbook.
ICT usage in schools has not fundamentally changed the way children are educated.
Most lessons are still taught by a single teacher standing in front of a class.
By integrating technology into every aspect of learning, Dell is making an attempt
wherein teachers give students the means to learn at their own pace, interact
with each other and explore the world around them.
There are currently 1.3 million schools in India with ICT penetration of approximately
14%. It is estimated that with 7% of Indias population going online, 44%
of these netizens are students.
Neeraj Gupta, General Manager for Public, Dell India, said, One-fourth
of Dells revenues globally come from the Public division and the education
vertical is going to be a key area of focus for Dell in the current financial
year. Dell India recently ranked No. 1 for notebooks according to IDC and through
this solution we are focusing on providing mobility in the education sector
and will look at strengthening that position. We have done our homework and
listened to educators, policy makers and IT leaders about what they need to
transform teaching and learning to provide vital 21st Century skills. We are
applying our learning to designing technology solutions that help turn this
collaborative vision into a reality with the connected classroom.
Purpose-built Latitude 2100 netbooks feature innovations like optional touchscreens
that can be used with Web 2.0 tools to handle the most robust applications,
allowing students to embark upon projects such as video editing and collaboration.
Dells Mobile Computing Station cart allows IT staff to manage software
and upgrades remotely from a central hub, significantly reducing cost and complexity.
The companys projectors, interactive whiteboards and audio systems help
teachers differentiate instruction for multiple learning styles, individualize
lessons for each student's needs, and encourage students to collaborate and
Highlights of the connected classroom
- With a wide range of devices that help pupils connect,
collaborate and learn, this solution enables teachers to personalize learning
according to individual learning styles of pupils.
- With Student Response systems and software, teachers
can maximize student understanding, encouraging critical thinking and problem
- Teachers can view all connected student workstations
simultaneously, in thumbnail size, which can be adjusted along with update
- It enables simultaneous collaboration of students
on an interactive whiteboard and allows teachers to document class discussions
allowing real-time student assessments for parents to see online.
- Secure access to the school network from any Internet-enabled
device allows pupils to work anytime and anywhere from the classroom desk
to the kitchen table