The Samsung and Pearson partnership exists within the broader context of government efforts to move towards “paperless education”.
The Gauteng Department of Education recently unveiled the first “classroom of the future” in a step towards this objective. The Smart Schools project was launched at seven Gauteng township schools and Pearson supported this initiative by providing CAPS aligned e-content and 30 eLearning facilitators to support the learners and teachers.
“Pearson is committed to the development of the learner and the student, ensuring that we provide them with 21st century skills to thrive on post the formal schooling environment. Technology will continue to play a huge role in this and we can take advantage of emerging technologies and strategies to help students/learners learn more effectively,” says Riaan Jonck, CEO of Pearson South Africa.
Tablets are recognised as being better suited for the modern learning environment.
As a result, Samsung has partnered with Pearson to further drive the impact of mobile devices in the education sector to deliver a holistic e-learning solution.
“At Samsung, we are committed to bringing the reality of a personalised and interactive classroom to schools. By partnering with Pearson, we are able to provide differentiated learning experiences to students around the country,” said Paulo Ferreira, Director of Enterprise Mobility at Samsung Electronics SA.
“We are excited about partnering with Pearson to deliver greater educational value to our customers. Our goal at Samsung is to offer easy access to technology and this offering will enable us to deliver more benefit to learners from a holistic educational platform,” he continued.
More instructions on how to download the e-content can be found at http://shop.pearson.co.za/how-to-use-estore.
The end date for this promotion is April 30, 2015 with the discount being available on e-books across Schools, TVET Colleges, Higher Education.