MARKHAM, ON, June 22, 2016 /CNW/ - NetSupport's classroom management software, NetSupport School, has been selected as the solution of choice to be pre-installed on over 695,000 education devices as part of the Digital Literacy Programme in Kenya. A Ministry of Education-led initiative, it aims to place free technology into the hands of primary school pupils across the country to educate them using the benefits of computer-led learning.
With the pilot project now complete, the programme is launching across Kenya. Responsible for implementing the full project, Portuguese technology design company, JP - Inspiring Knowledge (JP-IK), has chosen the award-winning NetSupport School to be bundled with the devices to allow the Kenyan schools to provide a high-quality learning environment for their students in technology-led teaching and learning – as well as being able to support and manage school devices via the built-in Technicians' Console.
As a complete classroom management solution, NetSupport School provides teachers with a range of tools to help maintain students' focus and enhance their learning experience. With monitor and control features such as blocking and viewing students' screens, to encouraging collaboration with screen sharing, group chats, file distribution and more, NetSupport School provides a complete set of tools to ensure both teachers and students benefit from the technology. The collection of dedicated assessment options includes the unique Q+A module which allows one-to-one, group and peer assessment for teachers to assess students' understanding – plus the Student Journal revision aid helps with post-lesson review or can be shared with absent students to ensure they do not miss out on any key learning points.
Jorge Sá Couto, Chairman of JP-IK said: "NetSupport School was an obvious choice to include in our Education software offer, mainly because of its feature-rich content. Throughout the pilot trial, the teachers found the real-time interactive features incredibly useful, especially when collaborating with students. In addition, the assessment tools are invaluable in creating different dynamics within the classroom. NetSupport School is the most suitable solution for JP-IK and Digital Literacy Program".
Commenting on NetSupport School's inclusion in the project, Managing Director of NetSupport, Al Kingsley, said: "We are delighted to be assisting JP-IK in helping schools in Kenya maximise the benefits of computer-led learning. NetSupport School is a perfect fit for the bundle and already we are receiving great feedback from the schools."
By the end of the project in March 2017, the bundle will have been installed by JP-IK in over 13,500 classrooms; they will have prepared and trained approximately 33,000 teachers; and will have impacted over 695,000 students.
To learn more about NetSupport School, visit www.netsupportschool.com and download a free 40-PC trial.
Notes to editors
Headquartered in the UK, and with a 27-year development pedigree, NetSupport is an award- winning developer of Classroom Management, IT Asset Management, Desktop Security, ITIL ServiceDesk and Desktop Alerting software.
NetSupport solutions and their derivatives are sold worldwide and enjoy market-leading status in many countries. Its flagship classroom management solution, NetSupport School, has been named a finalist at the prestigious Bett Awards 2016 – and NetSupport itself was awarded the title of Global Education Supplier of the Year at the 2015 GESS Awards in Dubai.
For more information about NetSupport, visit www.netsupport-canada.com.
About JP – inspiring knowledge (JP-IK)
As a long-time visionary for the best contribution of IT in people's lives, JP-IK was founded 27 years ago, being a Portuguese firm dedicated to the design, development and distribution of Technological Solutions.
Since 2008, JP-IK leads a pioneer initiative for IT-based Education. The know-how acquired in projects developed worldwide make JP-IK the referral partner to integrate technology in Education.
JP-IK is present in over 70 countries, with more than 20 large-scale Education Projects implemented and 12 million educational devices deployed. The Inspiring Knowledge Ecosystem encompasses the key dimensions of a technology-based educational project: Engineering, Technology and Training.
For more information about JP-IK, visit www.jp-ik.com
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