HP today presented the latest education solutions and initiatives designed to integrate affordable and collaborative technology in the classroom at the BETT Middle East exhibition.
HP PSG provides solutions that aim to facilitate and transform the learning experience for students and teachers, by providing more collaboration and innovation in the classroom as well as professional development for teachers outside of the classroom.
Extending their education portfolio, HP introduced the Digital Learning Suite for a virtualized classroom environment to help schools do more with less. The integration of virtualization solutions in the classroom means schools can lower overall IT costs, improve data security and enable productivity which means teachers can focus on teaching instead of troubleshooting and students can access their educational materials in the classroom, at home or anywhere they have access to the web.
“HP and our partners have a long history of transforming how we educate our youth, from K-12 all the way through to higher education,” said Salim Ziade, General Manager, Personal Systems Group, Middle East, HP. “Our vast portfolio of products, solutions and services spans from supercomputing systems to mobile technology, with 24x7 support services and financing options. We work collaboratively with educators, administrators and our technology partners to build campuses that are adaptive and capable of managing change with minimal disruption or expense whilst ensuring secure access to information, data and applications.”
HP Technology in the Classroom
The HP Technology in the classroom (HP TIC) initiative is designed to provide teachers with the skills they need to integrate technology throughout their personal and professional lives. Through a series of interactive courses, HP shows teachers how to use IT resources in an efficient way which in turn allows them to successfully navigate the constantly changing environment of technology integration in the classroom.
HP virtualization solution transforms learning environment for SABIS schools
SABIS, a global education management organization with schools in 15 countries including the UAE and Qatar, needed to simplify the management of its computing platform in examination halls and computer labs while reducing overall costs and creating space. SABIS partnered with HP to deploy a Thin Client platform. The new platform simplified device management, reducing time spent managing software and maintaining hardware and also minimized computer crashes during critical examinations due to the reliable devices. As a result, SABIS saved 60 per cent through lower maintenance costs, lower up front hardware investment, reduced licensing fees and less energy use.
“Thin clients are making life easier for the IT team, reducing costs and improving reliability and performance. They have also allowed us to look at extending the number of seats in the labs from 45 to 65 due to increased availability of space,” said Nabil Feghali, Regional IT Operations Manager, SABIS. “Thin clients are a perfect solution for the education sector and have transformed the learning experience here so much so that we are exploring the potential of deploying the solution in all our schools in the region and perhaps even globally.”