Now is the time to be a student. Long gone are the classroom days of overhead projectors, composition books, book orders and blackboards. Classrooms have transformed into a place where technology and education have blended together, allowing students access to a much broader range of digital tools and immediate information. These electronic tools—such as Samsung’s smart devices and tablets, Smart TVs and cloud printing solutions—are creating a connected ecosystem that is vastly improving education and providing students a modernized system of learning and interaction with material.
Optimizing the Connected Classroom
Connected classrooms are shifting from experimental to being fully implemented in selected schools globally. Teachers and students are using tablets for reading, writing and math exercises, and Smart TVs connected to the tablets display live streams for on-the-spot reviews and discussions. Teachers and educators are stepping off the stage and away from direct lecturing, to listening and evolving with students. Printing assignments and important learning documents have also been simplified with Samsung Cloud Print and connected printers. Teachers can quickly print student work, progress reports and worksheets directly from the Samsung Cloud Print app on their device, improving time management and usability.
For students, having a connected classroom opens up channels of information that can be accessed immediately from infinite sources. A student’s cognition can improve by expanding beyond traditional methods of education and utilizing connected tools during lessons. Teachers and students are able to work side-by-side one another, with the teacher transforming into more of a facilitator and thought leader than just a lecturer. With Samsung Cloud Print, students can print their assignments, lesson notes, research and other resources straight from their tablet device. Having this capability helps create a more efficient learning environment by only printing what needs to be printed, and reducing the amount of lost papers that are never seen again after being stuffed into a backpack or notebook.
Samsung Education Solutions Create a New Learning Environment
More recently, Samsung worked directly with the Croatian Academic and Research Network, developing a fully connected classroom that integrated tablets, TVs and printers into the daily curriculum. Students realized that having an integrated classroom improved their focus, participation and interaction with what they were learning, and brought a new level of enjoyment and excitement about education. The teachers also saw many positive benefits to this new standard in teaching, allowing them to get closer to the students with technology and in a way, lead them towards the future.
Creating a Foundation for a Dynamic Learning Experience
With advancing technology, all levels of education will soon be migrating to a connected educational environment. Connected Samsung printers at universities can help students quickly and efficiently print important research files and dissertations easily from their own devices, while saving on costs with several eco-friendly printing tools. An increase in student–professor collaborations will influence new ideas, thoughts and discoveries, creating a positive disruption within the education system.
Samsung Printing Solutions together with Samsung Education Solutions promote dynamic, student-centric learning. Our goal is not only to enhance learning and prepare students for tomorrow, but also to empower educators as they seek to transform their learning and research environments, and the field of education itself.