Who said going to school is boring? School is cool, right folks? Well, that’s if you’re going to school powered with Samsung’s latest Smart School system. The Samsung Smart School was displayed during Computex 2012 at their booth.
It wasn’t the first time showcased their Smart School product during an exhibition. This is in fact the second time Samsung showed off their impressive educational training system according to TJ, one of Samsung’s marketing representatives on the floor.
I saw a couple of companies last year during Computex 2011 demonstrating a similar digital classroom experience, however, Samsung’s Smart School impressed me more with its straightforward user interface and innovative usability with its vast tools designed for the classroom experience.
Forget the instructor writing on a whiteboard and placing visual aids during a lesson. It has now been replaced with Samsung’s gigantic LED touch panel, called the E-Board, which is connected to the instructor’s computer acting as a server at the same time too. Furthermore, visuals such as pictures, videos and files can be attached and displayed on the 65 inch E-Board effortlessly.
On another note, the instructor’s computer will act as the server administrator allowing him or her to see what each student is doing in class, control application access and even limit internet usage.
The instructor can also handle quizzes and tests after a class session by automatically displaying it on each student’s screen. Once the quiz is done, the answers can be displayed on the instructor’s computer and statistics can be generated to see how everyone faired.
And lastly, the instructor can stream videos from his computer to each student’s computer screen instead of showing it on the 65 inch E-Board which might not be seen in a large classroom.
Having seen the Samsung Smart School in action, I must say I am awed by the experience. With this type of technology schools will be able to get through to students easier with the endless technology tools at their disposal. Yes, the system might be expensive to implement especially in a third world country, however, times are moving quite fast and schools here, let’s take into account private schools, still use whiteboards with manila paper as visual aids.
The Samsung Smart School will create a deep crater in the pocket just to implement and setup. Nevertheless, there are other cheaper alternatives that schools can utilize too. The question is when will such systems being implemented here locally in the Philippines and in other countries?
What do you think? Do you think it’s time for the caveman educational system in the Philippines to up its game and get an E-Learning system? Have you seen a similar system being used already here in the Philippines? Send us in your thoughts and views below.