The key to the future of education is in the hands of the academe who are willing to move forward and accept that digital transformation is the way for students and teachers to keep up with the global challenges facing the education systems in the world.
Also, as the pandemic surges, the need to hold distance and blended learning becomes the new normal and face-to-face classroom slowly fades in the background to protect the students and teachers from COVID-19 transmission.
In terms of geographic location, Philippines is highly prone to natural calamities, which often forces schools to cancel classes or temporarily shut down. Add to that the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that magnified the need to make education disaster-proof. Through digital transformation, this is now possible. This tech-assisted shift will significantly change the game, making online learning a solution for schools to keep the academic year uninterrupted in the face of any calamity.
Global tech innovator Lenovo has proven itself an ally of the education sector, offering assistance in the pivotal shift to online learning through its new EdVision program. Implemented in partnership with Microsoft, EdVision was designed to prepare the academe for the future of education through accelerated digital transformation while simultaneously reinforcing the resilience of the sector with its smarter education tech offerings that support remote learning.
As one of the thousands of content creators following the education system in the country, we believe that the Lenovo EdVision Program will offer huge benefits and opportunities for students and teachers as they enter into a new era where technology goes side-by-side with learning, coupled with Lenovo devices: PC’s, laptop, tablets, Ultrabooks – like the ThinkPad and IdeaPad that are designed for reliability first, creating education-built devices that meet eight military specifications (but not that bulky nor heavy) for performance in hazardous conditions like liquid spills, extreme heat, dust, and vibration — and that’s just the start.
The EdVision Program also helps deliver personalized learning for every student with devices built for the classroom and beyond. There are affordable Windows 10 devices that are under the P15,000 price range and above, and it’s easy to get the latest devices into the hands of students quickly and within budget. Schools get built-in, always up-to-date safeguards for their devices and data.
This pioneering learning program in the Philippines is a perfect partnership between Lenovo and Microsoft, which will also be available in Indonesia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malaysia.
“Amid the schools’ adoption of a new learning environment, we found that many are still grappling with finding the right learning management system and which devices to use in administering learning through the online platform. With EdVision, Lenovo aims to be the trusted partner of schools in the Philippines in their digital transformation journey to be able to equip them with the right infrastructure. With fool-proof blended learning systems in place, learning doesn’t have to stop at any time or for any reason schools have to be shut down,” said Anna Abola, Lenovo Philippines Commercial Marketing Manager.
The EdVision program will provide specialized benefits for teachers, who have the enviable task of making sure students receive the same quality of education regardless of the classroom setup. They will be extended leadership skill training workshops, exclusive discounts on Lenovo products, and other perks should they qualify in the Teacher Ambassador Program. It can also help them set up a studio that enables them to create their own learning content by filming, including tool kits consisting of devices they need to be digitally well-equipped and enhance their remote teaching capabilities.
Students will benefit from training workshops and enablement webinars that aim to teach them time-saving productivity tools that will offer them a more convenient transition to online learning at present, as well as equip them with skills that will be needed to succeed in the workplace of the future.
It’s about time that the system of education shifts to and transform as technology evolves, amid calamities and pandemics. Lenovo and Microsoft, and the EdVision program, will make learn-from-home (LFH) and distance and blended learning much convenient, easier, and safe for both students and teachers. Digitally and tech-assisted learning – Lenovo Smart Classroom, is the future of education.