DTK launches e-learning solution

DTK, the PC manufacturer has come up with an e-learning solution for classrooms that it hopes will be implemented as part of Sheikh Maktoum’s IT education project.

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By  Guy Mathew Published  December 24, 2001

DTK, the PC manufacturer, has come up with an e-learning solution for classrooms that it hopes will be implemented as part of Sheikh Maktoum’s IT education project. To this end the company has recently conducted seminars for its resellers in e-class, as it is called.

E-class consists of a complete hardware and software solution based on DTK’s servers, desktops linked via a LAN and using a variety of educational software packages. It has been available in Pacific Rim countries for some months but launched in the Middle East at Gitex 2001.

Nimer Al Attal, managing director of DTK Computer FZE, said: “Education in the Middle East has been given added emphasis over the last few years, as is evident from the UAE education budget for 2000 that reached $1.34 billion. Much of this emphasis has been towards IT education and DTK is aware of the ever-growing need for innovative products and solutions for the education sector, which is constantly dealing with young and enquiring minds.”

The e-class solution uses software called Multimedia Interactive Learning Software (MILS). Developed by DTK it combines learning, teaching and assessment elements and allows the teacher to monitor every screen, keyboard, mouse and multimedia resource available to the class either as a group or individually. The students’ terminals can be remotely booted simultaneously from the server, which saves on software installation and maintenance. It also aims to protect the terminals from viruses and is highly scalable allowing processors, other networks or terminals to be added with ease.

“We have developed a highly effective interactive multimedia electronic classroom solution to provide an enhanced teaching and learning environment ideal for schools, colleges, universities and any other training or educational institutions,” added Al Attal.

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