- The SCUOLA TECH provides a complete solution for Italian schools starting to utilize technology in teaching and learning
Sanako Corporation has made an agreement with Toshiba Europe GmbH to provide Sanako Study 500 as part of Toshiba’s SCUOLA TECH project offering in Italy. The SCUOLA TECH is a packaged solution for school teachers and students including hardware, software and service elements in one package tailored to schools’ needs and available infrastructure. Various educational content together with the classroom management software, Sanako Study 500, are pre-installed on the PCs by Toshiba’s partners. The solution also includes Antivirus–Notebooks–insurance, maintenance on site, remote–assistance for 3 years and financing at zero rate for 10 months.
“By offering an integrated solution Toshiba wants to make purchasing and usage of technology easy for the schools. We chose Sanako as our partner because of the positive experiences Toshiba has had in other European countries, and because of the positive feedback received from our customers and partners in Italy during the tests,” says Lino Chironna, Expert Education Business at Toshiba.
“Over time using digital technology to provide individualised teaching for students will improve their learning results and motivation. Hence, we are happy to be part of Toshiba’s project which will make it easier for schools to utilize all the advantages technology has to offer. As an expert in language learning software we believe that the project will also set the ground for technology aided language learning in Italian classrooms and also outside schools, creating future potential for us,” says Tobias Elgh, CEO at Sanako.
In the process of technology modernization in Italian schools one has to take into account that the schools and teachers are independent in their teaching means, methods and tools. This leads to various alternatives needed in schools due to different situations and backgrounds.
“Study 500 is an ideal solution for a total package like Toshiba’s SCUOLA TECH. Study 500 is easy and intuitive to use even if you do not have much experience of computers. It can be implemented with many systems and it requires little maintenance, just to name few of Study 500’s advantages,” says Klaus Koponen, SVP Sales and Marketing at Sanako.
Sanako Study 500 makes classroom management easy for teachers. Class sizes are no longer a problem, and using the internet will not create distractions during the lessons. With Study 500 it is as easy as teaching a single student to enable an entire class to participate in meaningful activities whilst the teacher remains in complete control. The software also includes tools for creating quick polls, or asking for student feedback.
Klaus Koponen, SVP Sales and Marketing, tel. +358 50 385 4571
klaus.koponen (at) sanako.com
Sari Lappalainen, Head of Marketing, tel. +358 40 511 3457
sari.lappalainen (at) sanako.com
Natasha Perfetti, Marketing Manager, tel. +39 03966181
natasha.perfetti (at) toshiba-italia.com
About Sanako Corporation
Sanako language learning solutions inspires exceptional results. As the global leader in language learning software, language labs, and next generation virtual language learning solutions, Sanako strives to improve comprehension, speaking and communication skills through efficient teaching methods. Sanako has worked closely with its customers for over 50 years for providing inspirational and personal language learning environments. Sanako’s products and services include software and hardware-based digital language labs for classrooms, cloud based solutions for virtual environment, flexible content integration and training modules as well as consultation. With more than 30,000 classroom installations in over 100 countries worldwide, Sanako solutions suit a variety of classroom and distance learning environments. The Finland-based Sanako has offices in 6 countries and works with a network of over 200 partners worldwide. For more information, please visit www.sanako.com.
Toshiba is a world leader and innovator in pioneering high technology, a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products spanning digital consumer products; electronic devices and components; power systems, including nuclear energy; industrial and social infrastructure systems; and home appliances.
Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 490 companies, with 203,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.3 trillion yen (US$77 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.
Toshiba Europe GmbH, headquartered in Neuss, Germany, is a fully owned subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, Tokyo.
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