Lenovo a global leader in providing educational technology, recently announced an expanded portfolio of software solutions to better enable distance and blended learning. From monitoring the online safety of students to remote classroom management and distance learning instruction, a curated selection of software options to support digital learning ecosystems is now available through Lenovo sales channels.
Currently, over 1 billion students, approximately 90 percent of the world’s learners, are impacted due to school closures. In Asia Pacific, as schools slowly begin to reopen to a new normal, institutions will have to rise to the challenge to build and deploy distance learning programs rapidly and at scale. Schools urgently require secured platforms for engaging students, compelling and effective digital learning content, and the tools to better enable teachers.
To fulfill these objectives, Lenovo is collaborating with leading software developers to offer solutions that include:
- Creativity apps for Chromebook – a collection of six creativity tools for Chromebooks that enable students to create videos, podcasts, notes, art, books, and screencasts and more. These ready-to-use apps come with resources to help teachers plan creative projects that promote interactive learning. It also allows IT teams to install, activate and track app usage throughout the academic year.
- Absolute® – an endpoint security platform that provides complete visibility and remote control of devices at scale, where critical apps have the power to self-heal and reinstall whenever they are accidentally disabled or altered. IT teams can track, assess, manage, and protect the devices 24/7 remotely, ensuring sensitive data remains protected even when accessed from outside the school network.
- SentinelOne™ – a next-generation antivirus software that proactively identifies and blocks malicious activity from infecting the endpoint, cloud, and Internet of Things (IoT). With a growing number of ransomware, malware and phishing attacks against schools, this solutions address a larger range of modern threat scenarios.
- Veative Home Study – a web-based learning library with over 500 lessons as virtual reality experiences with clear learning objectives and assessments focusing on STEM. Accessible via any connected devices, teachers can track performance through the analytics dashboard to monitor progress and engagement.
- FileWave – a multi-platform and unified endpoint management system that offers complete client management capabilities for both Windows and macOS computers. By reducing the number of management tools, IT teams can detect and report detailed information on the devices connected to the network and secure it against unauthorized access.
- BufferZone – an endpoint security solution that adds a layer of protection to isolate new threats before damage is done, giving users seamless and secure access to their internet applications, email and external digital storage. User productivity is maximised with unrestricted access to information while empowering IT with a simple, lightweight solution that scales up to thousands of endpoints within and beyond the school network.
- Lightspeed Systems – an integrated platform for device and classroom management, content filtering and analytics that ensures students’ safety, monitors students’ attention, and make informed, data driven decisions via the platform’s dashboard.
Lenovo believes that the current surge in distance learning will have long-term effects on education worldwide as schools and governments implement and manage more digital transformation in school administration and curriculum.
“Because of technology’s influence on careers of the future, 21st century education requires powerful and flexible solutions of blended learning. This means combining digital materials and online interactions with traditional classroom teaching methods,” said Richard Henderson, Director of Global Education Solutions, Intelligent Devices Group, Lenovo. “The current environment of temporary, widespread school closings has accelerated unprecedented demand in digital schooling. The distance learning solutions that are being implemented this year have the potential for lasting, positive impact on student learning.”