What Industry Stalwarts Say on eduPERIPHERALS
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What Industry Stalwarts Say on eduPERIPHERALS

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  Key drivers:

  • With the introduction of technology, students have started taking more interest in the curriculum
  • Technology in education has helped improving the quality of education in India
  • Face of education is shifted partly from books to ebooks
  • Everything from books and study material to the method of teaching, is tending to go virtual
  • Technology is also altering the way the education is provided, making it faster and easier to grab
  • Need of the hour is to make sure that technology is available to every corner of the country
  • 21st century skills require Innovation, Collaboration & Critical thinking, for Indian students to become more employable universally.

  Evaluation Procedure:

  • HP believes in the value of the Hybrid Learning model, combining the best of digital printing with electronic content, to optimize learning outcomes
  • At HP gadgets are not just sold and handed out, but also are provided with the support and training necessary to turn a device into an instrument of change
  • The education edition tablets are ruggedized to meet IP52 certifications to prevent damage from accidental drops and liquid spills and are preloaded with HP School pack.
Case Study:
HP has applied its experience deploying education technology, serving millions of students around the world to meet the challenges of 21st-century education. Digital solutions maximize learning outcomes, focusing on planning, leadership, and total access to content for always-on, always-connected teaching and learning. HP’s Education solution suite aims to enable such comprehensive learning. For example, the students can carry out various experiments by interfacing appropriate ‘probewares’ with HP Tablets. HP has gone a step further to offer Education Edition tablets that are built for schools & designed for learning.

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  Key drivers:

  • Audio-visual learnings giving more impact than normal text-book learning
  • Initiative of government to try to minimize burden of school bags by starting digital project.

  Evaluation procedure:

  • Value for money
  • Device to be loaded with latest technology
  • Easy to learn applications
  • Prominent service support
Case study:
iBall is considered the pioneers in providing tablets to a school in Taluka-Vita, Dist- Sangli where the school received an edge of being first digital school in Maharashtra.

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  Key drivers:

  • Shift to a learner-centered model in which class time explores topics in greater depth and creates meaningful learning opportunities
  • Online videos used to deliver content outside of the classroom
  • In flipped classroom, video lessons prepared by the teacher or third parties are used to deliver content on mobile devices
  • Mobile devices also leverage on online collaborative discussions, digital research, and text readings

  Evaluation procedure:

  • Foremost is the Operating System which is a big influencer
  • Availability of all ‘apps’ in the device
  • On-site service for devices
  • Future proof providing for at least 3 years in terms of configuration.
Case study:
In a recent happening, at a particular school in the eastern suburbs in Mumbai. through the involvement of alumni community, Wishtel has successfully deployed a smart class solution, coupled with a flipped classroom approach.

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  Key drivers:

  • Inaccessibility of proprietary content, which was just developed by coaching classes
  • Spread of content generators for democratizing great content
  • Cheap Android tablets acting like catalyst from 2013 to 2015, but this momentum was stalled due to their unreliability
  • Momentum shifted towards iPads and Windows-based 2in1s since 2015 as these products are real value for money
  • HTML5 has also made content platform agnostic so moving from one platform to another is very easy.

  Evaluation procedure:

  • Three parties are involved-Hardware, Software and Warranty Services
  • Hardware available at all price points but buyers must keep in mind that cheaper hardware is cheap because the lifespan is less
  • The best model of selecting the ideal software is to do research on other institutions regarding which platform have they picked and what problems are they facing
  • Large dependency on Cloud, so investing on an outsourced cloud is the best option, one can move from one platform to another giving one freedom on cost and infinite scalability
  • Picking the Software platform on monthly models, so there must always be some pressure on the partner to keep improving their services
  • Warranty ‘n’ Services being a very crucial part- It is much better to buy a rupee15000 tablet with three years additional warranty at 5000 (total becomes 20000), instead of a rupee6000 tablet which will stop working after six months.
Case study:
Experience comes after working with a large number of educational institutions. Notion Ink has avoided going into the price ways by bringing in cheaper hardware which doesn’t last. The focus is also on Windows as this is the best platform for educational institutions. Google doesn’t use Android as Android is not built for anything else than for a phone. Institutions need mathematical programming, developmental, testing, and various other tools with flawless integration with all their accessories. Moreover 2 in 1 packs in all the features of tablets and laptops. Notion Ink devices make writing, tagging, multi-touch interactions and keyboard input possible at every instant.

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  Key drivers:

  • Technology making life easier for both students and educators
  • Shift from typical Indian classroom characterized by an hour-long teacher monologues
  • Present day, digital teaching solutions for students well-versed with the likes of PlayStations and iPads
  • Classroom environment becoming more inclusive and participatory
  • Comprehension of the students increasing with use of devices like Hitachi Interactive projectors

  Evaluation procedure:

  • Technology to support current and future requirements of Hardware and Software
  • Product versatility with the interface systems for today’s equipments and future demands
  • Ease of use
  • Commercials and supplier’s capability for supply and service the equipments.
Case study:
Hitachi has a proven track record with the education institutions in India. Hitachi Interactive projectors are installed at major educational institutions. For users, it is a seamless technology experience in the classroom. Hitachi Ultra short throw interactive Projectors have been very successful. It combines an array of advanced features in a compact, portable design perfectly suited for classrooms of any size. Small in size, but big on performance, the projector provides vibrant image quality, cost-effective operation, and long-lasting reliability.

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     Key drivers for eduPERIPHERALS:

  • Novel technologies to boost the learning environment
  • Eagerness of children to become most competitive in order to align themselves with the need of time.
     Evaluation procedure for eduPERIPHERALS:

  • Necessity of a particular device
  • Scope of usage
  • Benefits in terms of revenue as well as study point of view.

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  Key drivers:

  • eduPERIPHERALS act as an impetus to integrate technology standards for real life
  • Kids are more exposed to the digital devices and learn and play with these devices
  • Using eduPERIPHERALS in the classrooms satisfies the growing standard of technology
  • Make students think beyond their books and explore the learning skills
  • Introduction of gadgets in schools, colleges, and universities helps students to learn from the gadgets and grow their learning skills
  • Not only useful for students but also helpful for teaching staff.

  Evaluation procedure:

  • Return on Investment of the eduPERIPHERAL
  • Feature strength and user-friendliness of the software
  • Cost of maintenance, robustness of the product
  • Service support infrastructure
  • Resource availability & training
Case study:
Cybernetyx has made tremendous advancement in educational institutions. There is not one but many examples where Cybernetyx products have made learning more impactful. However, to site some examples:

  • Advancement through deploying Cybernetyx Interactive Products at Seth MR Jaipuria Group of Schools
  • Making learning experience impactful with EyeRIS Interactive System from Cybernetyx in Delhi Public School at Haridwar.

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  Key drivers:

  • Education shifting the emphasis from a teacher-centred to a learner-centred environment
  • Classrooms being active learning centers that encourage lively discussion and engage teamwork
  • Students collaborate with one another using a variety of gadgets, from smartphones to tablets and laptops
  • Bringing a truly interactive learning experience into classrooms via interactive display design.
  • Hardware and software play equally important roles that drives the development of Interactive projectors and Interactive Flat panels
  • Building the ultimate learning platform, not only simple and easy to use, but also incorporates and integrates more valuable educational resources
  • R&D resources play an important role to display innovation for the classroom, facilitating effective instruction and student engagement

  Evaluation procedure:

  • Educational institutes keeping a strong tab on throw ratio of the product
  • Long throw products are not greatly useful as they glow in the eye of teachers
  • Projector with lamp life of 10000 or 7000 lamp hours should be chosen
  • For brightness the schools must ensure that the projectors are 3200 Lumens and above for clarity
  • Brand, its service reputation and warranty need to be kept strongly in mind
  • In built proprietary softwares that decrease the total cost of induction of IFP’s
  • Extremely easy to be used by teachers
  • No need to put in extra money to buy add on softwares
Case study:
Chennai Public School(CPS), a loyal BenQ customer since 4 years, wanted an interactive solution which eliminates the need of Smart boards. BenQ suggested Interactive Short Throw Projector with Point write module featuring multi-pens collaboration allowing up to 4 students to contribute at once. These required hassle free installation along with minimum training for teachers for using them.

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  Key drivers:

  • Competition to be among the best in country
  • Innovative digital products emerging to improve efficiency of both, teachers and students
  • With both the stakeholders – the teachers and students, getting digital savvy, such hardware initiatives are welcomed.

  Evaluation procedure:

  • Earlier decent spec and lowest price is what every institution wanted
  • However, with technology getting outdated fast, Institutes want the newest technology and are ready to pay a slight premium for it
  • Keeping in mind the stature of the brand, history of the brand, its presence, service set-up and out of warranty charges
  • Evaluate the product to its core and then arrive at the buying decision.
Case study:
Wacom has been at the forefront of eduPERIPHERALS from the very beginning as the Indian customers soon realized the benefi ts of using a digital pen tablet and display in education. The top Indian institutes like IITs, IIMs, IIIT, IIFT, NITs, BITs, Modi Institute, NIFT, NID, MIT, DSK, etc have been using the Wacom products for many years now. The Bamboo Spark, Wacom’s newest product is a smart folio that can be used by both teachers and students alike.
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