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JKS purchases 2,500 Samsung tablets to promote e-learning

Jeddah Knowledge International School (JKS) has signed an agreement with Samsung Electronics Saudi Arabia for the purchase of 2,500 Samsung 3 Lite T113 tablets in coordination and cooperation from Samsung local partner, Future Modern Products.
The tablets are to be used by students in the primary, middle and upper levels as part of the school’s further pursuit of academic excellence by transforming classroom education to e-learning.
Ghassan Bakri, Samsung Saudi Arabia mobile product manager, said: “With this move from JKS we would expect many other private schools to follow. Smart education is quickly developing to be a must among the Saudi educational environment and Samsung is proud to be part of this development, especially with the recent distribution of 2,500 tablets to needy public school students only last month in preparation for the beginning of the upcoming school year.”
Kareem Hassan, JKS IT director, said the incorporation of Samsung tablets as an education tool will facilitate the holistic development of students through electronic learning — utilizing latest advancements in IT to discover and gain knowledge, and we are an educational institution proud to be strongly working toward this achievement among the student body.
With content filtering and firewalls to protect the systems and block inappropriate material, “e-Learning conveys the same educational objectives in a shorter timeframe than the teacher-led training. The just-in-time capability of eLearning provides a first tier of support to users of new technologies,” he added.
Moreover, “e-Learning assists students to take increasing responsibility for their own learning. For that matter, Samsung 3 Lite T113 tablet is a safe and reliable digital device that features an ultra-fast broadband and wireless (WiFi) access to the Internet which a child/student can use to connect with each other, to learn new skills and pursue their interests further than has ever been possible.

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