Dell TechKnow is a development programme aimed at helping students with technology literacy and up to date skills in the digital field, in order to be successful in future areas of technology reliant jobs. This opportunity teaches the youth the importance of incorporating learning and understanding with technology based help.
“Our students are growing up in the digital age. Today, technology in education brings opportunity to new generations of students helping them develop the skills needed in the 21st century. Schools are turning to education technology to help transform teaching, learning and advance student achievement.” - Dell Education
As stated by Dell’s Education Blog, the former CIO Bob Moore of Dell Education explains why a digital learning environment is so important, “it’s all about access to content. Enabling online learning opportunities for students is going to be the key moving forward. It’s important to start thinking about what platforms you would use and how.”
Dell has created over 100,000 interactive learning spaces in classrooms worldwide. Their most recent project being 12000 digital classrooms in Australia in just 18 months. A recent pilot study was conducted to determine whether the use of tablets in the classrooms would improve learning. The results found that student felt a greater sense of individualised learning and the pass rate increased by eight percent in just eight weeks.
The school system is morphing into a kind of educational offering where there is a high level of student achievement and also teacher satisfaction. Assessment, virtual conceptualisation and more efficient work can be done through laptops, desktops, tablets and smartphones.
For those of you still debating whether technology in classrooms is really necessary, Dell says, “A connected classroom is a comprehensive ecosystem of technology supporting the delivery of learning.”