Middle East value added distributor FVC on Tuesday launched what it calls “the ultimate virtual classroom” at the IEFE 2013 conference in Riyadh. The solution comes in the form of its Smart Interactive Live Experience (SILEX) Education solutions.
FVC said that its new technology advances the way in which students learn and interact with teachers in the classroom.
SILEX, a so-called “interactive classroom”, allows students and teachers to transfer, present and upload information “seamlessly”, providing educational facilities for video conferencing and distance learning, FVC said.
However, it might be better to describe SILEX as a full digitalisation of the physical classroom. The system allows for an entire classroom to be controlled with an iPad through the SILEX control application. Along with a display screen and an interactive whiteboard, students are given retractable screens or multi-touch tablets at each of their desks.
“With SILEX, FVC has created the ultimate virtual classroom that allows students and teachers to present and share information and lessons at the touch of a button,” said Yakob Kaffina, General Manager for Saudi Arabia, FVC. “SILEX also offers state-of-the-art functions for distance learning, which is vital for the growth of the educational sector in the Kingdom.
“We truly believe that this can transform the way Saudi students learn and given them an advantage over not only students in the region, but the rest of the world.”
Saudi Arabia is one of the fastest growing educational markets in the region, FVC said. The country is planning to invest over $21 billion into the education sector in the next few years.