November 21, 2014

Lenovo partners with Vibal to boost teaching and learning through technology

Lenovo partners with Vibal
Lenovo LanSchool, Lenovo ThinkPad 8, and ThinkCentre M73 Tiny to empower the education sector

Lenovo has partnered with digital education leader Vibal Group to promote the use of technology in local teaching, research, and learning practices. The partnership hopes to improve Philippine schools’ curriculum through Lenovo LanSchool with the adoption of Lenovo ThinkPad hardware to address the academe’s shifting expectations in the age of IT consumerization.

“Lenovo has been innovating tools like the LanSchool Classroom Management Software, ThinkPad 8, and ThinkCentre M73 Tiny to help spur digital education across the country. As a leader in today’s PC Plus era, our partnership with Vibal Group will drive furthert ransformation in today’s Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) learning environments, empowering students and educators alike as they pursue their academic and professional goals,” said Michael Ngan, Country General Manager, Lenovo Philippines.

Empowering the academe with Lenovo technology

As Lenovo’s academic partner, Vibal will educate schools about Lenovo LanSchool which can improve student-teacher dynamics. Lenovo LanSchool Classroom Management software allows teachers to monitor classroom activity, block unnecessary websites, and assess a student’s understanding in real-time. It prevents distractions while helping teachers maintain order and discipline in their classes.

The Lenovo ThinkPad 8 and ThinkCentre M73 Tiny will enable students to be productive and trendy while giving them the flexibility to use the devices in any type of learning environment. With a machine-cut aluminum frame housing 128GB of internal storage, a bright 1920x1200 display, and the latest Intel Bay Trail Quad Core processor, the ThinkPad 8 is functional and easily fits into a backpack. Students can convert the ThinkPad 8 into Tent Mode with the optional Quickshot cover or attach it to a ThinkPad USB 3.0 dock station. The latter can be connected to an LCD monitor, a full size USB keyboard and a desktop storage device for a full-fledged PC experience.

The ThinkCentre M73 Tiny comes in three different form factors - Mini Tower, Small Form Factor, and Tiny. With a space-saving design, ThinkCentre M73 Tiny blends both a hyper-speed wireless experience and an enhanced signal reception for a state-of-the-art learning experience.

“Vibal Group is excited to share the benefits of Lenovo LanSchool to our educational network. Our thrust is to strengthen e-learning in public and private schools through improved teacher-student dynamics and streamlined learning. With Lenovo’s classroom management solutions and hardware, we will propel local education to greater heights,” says Eleazar Polinar, National Sales Manager, Vibal Group.

As the country’s leading educational publisher, Vibal Group is addressing the Department of Education’s K-12 curriculum needs with revamped materials and a well-designed digital education framework for 21st century learners. Vibal currently holds 60% and 40% market shares in the public and private school sectors respectively.

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