Kenya Private School Association (KPSA) in partnership with Intel Corporation, has unveiled an e-learning classroom solution for Syokimau Blessed School in Machakos.

The e-classroom solution features purpose-built education laptops that support scientific inquiry and additionally have integrated tools for multimedia viewing/creation, built-in digital security, online protection and pre-loaded with Intel Education software.

“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,” CEO of the Kenya Private School Association (KPSA), Peter Ndoro said.

Alex Twinomugisha, Intel’s Business Development Manager of Education in East Africa said the collaboration with KPSA and other partners has spawned 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 to manage the devices using classroom management software.

The e-classroom solution laptops are purpose built (rugged and durable) to withstand the vicissitudes and exigencies witnessed in a school environment –they’re also dust and spill resistant too. It features an internet router/server in one box, Intel education content access point, low cost and a high capacity WiFi access point with up to five hour AC power backup.

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