NEC donates technology to support European education project

NEC Display Solutions will work with ministries of education and schools throughout Europe as part of a project to develop tablet based solutions that support new learning and teaching methods.

The display manufacturer was chosen as Associate Partner in the European Schoolnet’s Creative Classrooms (CCL) project.

CCL is a two-year project, funded by the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme, focusing on bringing together policy makers, teachers and technology suppliers.

NEC is providing all interested CCL pilot schools with a free license to use DisplayNote software. Currently, more than 20 schools in 8 countries will be using the DisplayNote software with their tablets.

Four CCL schools will also benefit from interactive NEC ultra-short throw projectors and 65-inch NEC touch-displays. The supplied software and hardware will be used by the schools during the policy experimentations to support a variety of CCL teaching and learning scenarios.

The project is coordinated by European Schoolnet, a network of 31 ministries of education in Europe, and funded by the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme.

NEC will provide technological support, suggestions, ideas and training resources for how its solutions can support the CCL tablet scenarios. NEC will also have early access to CCL research findings and be able to contribute to the development of a course on the use of tablets in education that CCL is currently developing.