LAHORE: United Kingdom Trade and Investment Pakistan partnered with SE Consultants has introduced interactive classroom- an electronic blackboard attached with computer – that will help Pakistani students, either rural or urban, to improve their learning pace and ultimately transform the whole education system of the country.
The professionals from SE Consultants demonstrated electronic blackboard before heads of educational institutions belonging from public and private sector here at British Council on Thursday.
These professionals claimed that Promethean ‘Active Classroom’ will provide an interactive classroom experience in public and private sector schools and institutes in Pakistan that will increase student engagement, participation and achievement.
The Solution will also decrease teacher time spent on preparation and testing and open opportunities for spontaneous questioning and boost classroom communication and discussion.
Senior Educational Consultant Promethean UK Dr John Collick, speaking on the occasion, said “The goal of this technology is to help learners realise their potential and raise their personal achievement in their lifelong learning journey.” He said this vision had been with us for a long time and we are committed to provide Pakistan’s education sector an opportunity to benefit from this innovative technology to enhance and increase engagement in a classroom environment.
While giving the details of the technology, he said the core component of the ‘Activ Classroom’ is ‘Activboard’ which is an Interactive Whiteboard. An interactive whiteboard (IWB) is a large interactive display that connects to a computer and projector.
A projector projects the computer’s desktop onto the board’s surface where users control the computer using a pen, finger, stylus, or other device. The board is typically mounted to a wall or floor stand.
Chief Executive Officer SE Consultants Sonia Saleem addressing the participants said “Education is a fundamental and vital aspect of growth and economic development of a nation. With only 1.5 percent of Pakistan’s GDP spent on education, there is an immediate need to spend more on the education sector. SE Consultants has actively been involved in the education sector for more than a decade and we are now fully committed in transforming the current classroom system in line with world standards for a brighter, developed and prosperous Pakistan,” she observed.
Additional Secretary Higher Education Department Punjab Shahid Zaman said principals and heads of various educational institutions should adopt this marvellous electronic
technologies as it’s indeed a fantastic technology that ensures interactivity in classroom environment.