March 7, 2023 /3BL Media/ – 5G Smart School, a program from Qualcomm Incorporated, through its Wireless Reach™ Initiative, and in collaboration with WeSchool, Telecom Italia (TIM) and Acer, is offering colleges with next era wi-fi technology options. The program, which launched today at an occasion in Rome, aims to boost the learning experience so teachers and college students can benefit from digital tools, content, and experiences. 5G Smart School improves instructing and studying in secondary colleges (students aged 11 to 19) throughout Italy using wi-fi technologies, 5G connectivity, access to an internet learning platform, training on revolutionary digital instructing methodologies, and continuous trainer support.
Marco De Rossi, CEO WeSchool says: “5G Smart School proves that technology in training isn’t just a tool to enhance particular person work. Technology, connectivity and innovative methodologies can even enhance in-person collaboration, envisioning a brand new school mannequin for the future.”
Education is a key driver for development, financial prosperity, and the advancement of both developed and growing international locations. Access to new digital technologies and ultra-broadband connectivity can bridge the digital divide by bringing top quality education to all communities regardless of revenue, standing or location. However, substantial obstacles remain in successfully utilizing these new technologies in schools. According to World Economic Forum knowledge, more than 60% of global GDP in 2022 is anticipated to rely upon digital technologies. Yet, 37% of the world inhabitants, shut to 3 billion individuals, stay offline and a lot of others solely have access to unreliable internet connections.1
Enrico Salvatori, Senior Vice President, Qualcomm Europe, Inc. and President, Qualcomm Europe/MEA, says: “Qualcomm is a pacesetter in advanced technologies and options which might be important to bridge the digital divide, including wi-fi connectivity and high-performance, low power methods. We imagine entry to advanced digital tools in colleges is so essential for students’ instructional progress. The 5G Smart School Program is an example of our efforts throughout the Italian college system and faculties, throughout Europe and the world to narrow the divide.
The 5G Smart School program addresses the obstacles to the adoption of wi-fi technologies in and out of doors of the classroom, including the necessity for digital content and assessment, infrastructure, privateness and security, and skilled development for lecturers. The program seeks to speed up the development of digital expertise amongst Italian secondary school students, beginning with nearly 2,000 college students and 100 lecturers throughout eight faculties. Teachers and students are provided with advanced digital tools, such as Snapdragon™ 5G platform-enabled ACER notebooks for teachers and WiFi fashions for college students. The gadgets are connected to TIM’s 5G community, which enables ultra-reliable, fast and high-quality connections, and expanded alternatives for collaborative academic experiences within and across colleges. These “always on, at all times connected” private computers enable teachers to connect to the web and lesson plan from anywhere.
Daniele Franceschini, Head of Technology and IT Planning, Engineering & Innovation at TIM says:
“Our commitment has all the time been to guarantee quality connectivity services and accelerate digital transformation in Italy. We joined this project as a end result of we consider that it is in line with what we’re already doing in every sector, each private and non-private. The 5G FWA and 5G mmWave technologies are an additional tool to deliver our Italian colleges as a lot as the tempo of innovation”.
Teachers receive ongoing training and entry to the WeSchool on-line platform that prepares them to leverage the tutorial tools. This contains Minecraft for Education and CoSpaces Edu, combining these tools with innovative methodologies corresponding to Project Based Learning and Role Play, to make teaching simpler and learning more participating, favouring the event of soppy and onerous abilities in students and involving academics no matter their starting level in digital knowledge and the subject they train. The second section of the project also options virtual reality headsets to be able to enhance immersivity and engagement, bringing superior technologies to schools positioned each in city and rural areas.
Alessandro Barbesta, Commercial Head of Acer Italy says: “We gladly joined the 5G Smart School program, which allowed us to equip the concerned schools with our gadgets and let students and lecturers use the necessary technological tools to have the ability to improve their educating expertise. In truth, our products represent the important tool to help school exercise, as they’re design to function reliable efficiency, resistance, versatility, safety and advanced connectivity choices to facilitate students’ connection, collaboration and involvement.”
The event featured speakers, together with from the Italian Ministry of Education, Italian Parliament, European Commission and UNESCO, highlighting the current challenges within the schooling system, technology enhancements and a new mannequin for the long run.
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Wireless Reach invests in sustainable applications that demonstrate progressive makes use of of wireless technology to strengthen economic and social development globally. Our applications foster entrepreneurship, help in public security, improve the supply of health care, enrich instructing and learning, and enhance environmental sustainability. Since 2006, Wireless Reach has benefitted more than 26 million people. Qualcomm, Snapdragon and Wireless Reach are trademarks or registered logos of Qualcomm Incorporated.
WeSchool is the Italian EdTech leader on a mission to innovate instructing and learning experiences. With a community of two.319.248 customers on board its platform, WeSchool is the Italian player in digital studying experiences. One of the three platforms recognised by the Italian Ministry of Education to be used for distant studying during the Covid-19 disaster, along with Google and Microsoft, in 2021 it has delivered over 6 million hours of training to academics and students everywhere in Italy.
About Telecom Italia (TIM)
TIM is the leading ICT group in Italy and Brazil, placing itself at the forefront of digital technologies. Develops optic-fiber fixed-line community infrastructure, which makes obtainable to all of the market, each by way of a capillary presence over the whole nationwide territory and through Sparkle at international stage. TIM presents to people and families services and products of mobile and fixed-line telephony for communication and leisure and accompanies small and medium enterprises towards digitalization via a portfolio which is personalised to their wants. Cloud, IoT and Cybersecurity are on the middle of TIM Enterprise end-to-end options for companies and public administrations, which develop the digital transformation of the nation using the most important community of data centers in Italy, the expertise of Group companies similar to Noovle, Olivetti and Telsy, and thru partnerships with teams of primary importance. In Brazil, TIM Brasil is doubtless one of the major players in the South American telecommunications market and a leader in 4G protection. In developing its enterprise, the group has adopted a sustainability technique primarily based on the objectives of local weather strategy, the circular economic system, digital progress and gender equality and aims to turn into carbon impartial in 2030 and achieve zero net emissions by 2040. It also helps initiatives of excessive social curiosity via TIM Foundation.
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