No need for traditional textbooks when studying
Specially equipped ‘Clever Class’ auditorium opens at Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radio-electronics, with assistance from MTS and Samsung
By Andrey Fiodorov
‘Clever Class’ allows students to use a system of electronic devices, connected via a wireless network: an interactive board, tablets and laptops. Traditional textbooks are unnecessary, while teachers have scope to inspire their pupils in new ways, with on-line access to various media. The system facilitates immediate exchange of information and for students to question their teacher via electronic messaging during the lesson, without distracting from the main lecture. All questions appear on the interactive board and can be sent to students’ individual mobile devices. In addition, the system allows teachers to mark tests within minutes and to set home tasks in electronic form.
According to the Deputy Director General for marketing at MTS, Denis Tereshchenko, the new system may come into use countrywide, with adaptations to suit particular establishments. “MTS views the project as an innovative social mission, with our company ready to act as infrastructural operator, providing cloud-resources and data storage for ‘Clever Class’,” explains Mr. Tereshchenko.