Epson promotes smart classrooms to enhance learning in UAE schools

Epson aims to enhance teacher instruction and student engagement with interactive projectors

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Epson promotes smart classrooms to enhance learning in UAE schools The Al Ittihad National Private School in Abu Dhabi has adopted the projector technology
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  February 14, 2017

Epson is playing a key role in the transformation of UAE classrooms with its 3LCD finger-touch interactive projector.

The Al Ittihad National Private School in Abu Dhabi has adopted the projector technology in kindergarten, elementary, middle and secondary schools levels for interactive learning. The school uses the Epson EB-595 Wi finger touch interactive ultra-short throw projectors with dual pen support and widescreen resolution.

In a survey conducted among the teachers at the school, 60% reported an improvement in grades among pupils and 78% said they could add elements to their lessons that were not previously possible. Overall the teachers noticed strong grade improvements since implementing the solution.

Epson states that there are two choices when it comes to screens in school: flat screen panels and projectors, however it believes the latter provides more flexibility.

The EB-595Wi's ultra-short-throw design allows the teacher to present large images from a very short distance with minimised shadows and glare. There is no warm-up time and the interactive function does not require drivers to be installed and it auto-calibrates. Multi-PC projection software allows teachers and students to share their content simultaneously. The moderator function allows teachers to remain in complete control since they can choose what content to display.

Jason Whiley, director of sales, Epson Middle East, said: "We want to transform teaching and learning through our short-throw projector technology to create impactful and engaging presentations, regardless of the size of the room. Our projectors use 3LCD technology that enables true-to-life colour and promotes interactive learning."

Nicole Louw, elementary school teacher at Al Ittihad National Private School, said: "Today's students are very tech-savvy and easily adapt to intelligent classroom solutions. Their subject comprehension and interactivity improves with the use of projector technology.

"It helps to bring the classroom alive, and I noticed that even the quiet ones are more forthcoming with their ideas after we started using this technology. They can even project content from their tablets onto the board and annotate it on the board in real-time using their fingers. I can also easily project multiple examples of students' work at once which improves classroom-wide group discussion and critical thinking."

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