Case Study: Pioneering 1:1 Learning in Shanghai
School 2.0 in action: Shanghai Liying Primary School
The Shanghai Liying Primary deployed Intel-powered classmate PCs to streamline teaching and learning inside and outside the classroom. The school was chosen as one of the 1:1 learning pilot schools for the Shanghai MOE “eSchoolBag” project in partnership with Intel. Once everyone had a laptop, the teachers needed the capability to create courses, plan curriculum, and manage online courses and schedules seamlessly. Teachers also required the tools to create an interactive classroom with constant bi-directional flow of ideas, feedback, and peer interaction. They also needed a mechanism to communicate with the students on a 24/7 basis and also track and monitor student activities and progress. Leveraging the power of 1:1 learning was the biggest challenge overall.
Shanghai Liying Primary chose Critical Links Education Appliance as the classroom server infrastructure solution - The EA gives teachers the tools to create courses, plan curriculum, and track student progress. From allowing kids to collaborate on learning activities to giving teachers the integrated tools to create lessons and plan activities, the EA brings a comprehensive, integrated platform to the classroom to empower students and teachers. The Education Appliance also creates a central portal for all school activities (”myschool”), including bringing dynamic content to the classroom, such as hosting and management of multimedia, interactive learning resources. The EA also tracks and manages classmate PCs and downloads content and applications.
This quote from Ms. Gong Hua (teacher) summarizes the impact of the Education Appliance in the classroom: “The EA can record (save) and show the whole learning process of students. Thus students and teachers have a 7/24 platform for communication and collaboration. Using the EA, teachers are able to understand what the students have learned and need enhanced assistance on, in a timely manner. Thus teachers can prepare for the courses very well. With the EA, teachers are able to engage in a real 1:1 learning experience to catch up to each student’s potential and master the learning status of each student.”
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