Samsung and Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti started the Samsung Smart Class initiative in 2013. Today, it is present in 398 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya across rural India. More than 2 lakh students have been introduced to modern learning through this initiative. Each Samsung Smart Class consists of the latest audio-visual tools, like Samsung Tablets (41 tabs per class), interactive smartboard, printer and other devices. These classes also have learning apps for Computer Science, Mathematics, English and Science. These latest technology tools help students to learn complicated concepts easily. Samsung Smart Class also enables teachers in retaining the students’ attention due to this modern and interactive learning environment.
Samsung Smart Class has increased student attention in classrooms, reduced rates of student absenteeism and increased student familiarity and comfort with technology such as smart boards, tablets, laptops and printers, according to feedback from teachers and school principals of JNVs.
Samsung Smart Class also helps students learn complicated concepts more easily, besides encouraging shy and hesitant students to participate better in classroom discussions.
Samsung Smart Class aims to bridge the digital gap between rural and urban India and provide equal opportunities for quality education to children from all backgrounds. The endeavour is to promote digital education among under underprivileged students, especially in rural India.
The program inspires young India to use technology to educate, train and up-skill as it rides government initiatives like Digital India, Make in India and Skill India, among others.
This initiative is closely tied with India’s development agenda, and is implemented in close partnership with government departments to ensure wider reach and impact.
Feedback from teachers and principals of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya schools indicates that Samsung Smart Class have increased student attention in classrooms, reduced rates of student absenteeism and increased student familiarity and comfort with technology such as smart boards, tablets, laptops and printers, taking forward government of India’s Digital India initiative.
Teachers have also cited that students learn complicated concepts more easily and that the digitally interactive environment encourages shy or hesitant students to participate better in classroom discussions.
As the audio-visual senses of students are targeted, it helps students retain information faster and more effectively. Compared to their urban counterparts, students are getting an equal platform to study and learn more through advanced interactive technologies offered through Samsung Smart Class.
The program aims to bridge the digital gap between rural and urban India and provide equal opportunities for quality education to children from all backgrounds. The Samsung Smart Class program seeks to leverage the company’s expertise in developing technological solutions that will shape the future.
The idea behind the Samsung Smart Class program was to bring students closer to technology and use this technology to improve learning methodology in schools. The student-teacher interaction using this technology interface is far more robust today, and has helped students grasp difficult subjects better. The students emerging from these classes are more confident about using technology later in their lives.