Intel launches e-learning solution in Kenya

Intel launches e-learning solution in KenyaIntel provided durable laptops that are purpose-built for education. (Image source: Stars Foundation/ Flickr)Semiconductor manufacturing company Intel has unveiled an e-classroom learning solution in Kenyan private schools

Launched in partnership with the Kenya Private School Association (KPSA), the new solution was unveiled at Syokimau Blessed School in Machakos County.

The US-based IT multinational provided durable, purpose-built education laptops with built-in digital security and online protection, as well as multimedia viewing tools and Intel education software.

KPSA CEO Peter Ndoro said, “A major challenge in the adoption of ICT in schools is how to use it as a tool that complements learning in a classroom.

“Acquiring laptops or tablets is one thing but successfully integrating that technology in the learning environment through a holistic approach is a challenge most of our schools are struggling with.”

Also included in the e-classroom solution is a kit consisting of a high-capacity Wi-Fi access point, internet router, server and the Intel education content access point.

The education content access point can store, manage and publish digital content for schools with low connectivity, even providing up to five hours of continuous use without power, Intel said.

Intel business development manager of education in East Africa Alex Twinomugish added, “By collaborating with KPSA and other partners, we have developed a holistic solution that empowers the teacher on how to integrate technology in the classroom, acquire relevant digital education content, help the school select the right devices for education and learn how to manage the devices.”

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