Samsung Electronics Europe
Smart Classrooms help build digital skills of the next generation
Partnering with schools, Samsung facilitates the learning of digital skills through its Smart Classroom initiatives aimed at 6-16 year olds. Most of the initiatives are in schools, but a number can be found in hospitals and museums. They are aimed not only at students, but also at teachers, who often lack the confidence to adapt teaching practices in an increasingly digital world. Samsung offers educational content and teaches digital skills such as coding to students and teachers.
Since 2013, Samsung has set up over 600 smart classroom initiatives across more than 20 European countries, directly engaging over 100,000 students and training over 9,000 teachers. In terms of pedagogy, greater access changed rather than increased the use of technology for learning, with 3 out of 4 teachers saying that Smart Classroom changed the way they managed learning in and out of the classroom. The initiatives have also helped create new types of learning experiences: 56% of students felt they worked more creatively in Smart Classroom, while 51% of students felt they worked better with their classmates.