NEC Display Solutions supports EC-funded Creative Classrooms Lab project as Associate Partner

Two-year initiative by European Schoolnet enhances tablet-based learning


Munich, 04 July, 2014NEC Display Solutions Europe is proud to announce that it’s been chosen as Associate Partner to start working with Ministries of Education and schools as part of the European Schoolnet’s Creative Classrooms Lab (CCL) project.

CCL is a two-year project, funded by the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme, focusing on bringing together policy makers, innovative teachers and technology suppliers to jointly develop tablet-based solutions that can support new learning and teaching methods.
NEC is providing all interested CCL pilot schools with a free license to use DisplayNote software. Currently, over 20 schools in eight countries will be using the DisplayNote software with their tablets. NEC is also donating some hardware to four CCL schools: 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.

"In essence the CCL project sets out to find new ways of teaching and learning in schools through the use of tablets," said Ulf Greiner, Product Line Manager for Business Projectors at NEC Display Solutions Europe. "With our long heritage in developing interactive display solutions for education, combined with our close relationship with DisplayNote, NEC is in an excellent position to assist in this scheme and furthermore complement the tablet-based scenarios with interactive technology also on the main screen. This provides maximum flexibility for the teacher."

The project is coordinated by European Schoolnet, a unique network of 31 Ministries of Education in Europe, and funded by the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme. European Schoolnet was created in 1997 with the remit of bringing innovation in teaching and learning to Ministries of Education, schools, teachers and researchers across Europe.
In the Creative Classrooms Lab project, ICT vendors and other interested stakeholders can participate in the project at their own expense as unfunded Associate Partners. The first Associate Partner to start working with Ministries of Education and schools in the project is NEC.

As well as providing technological support, as an Associate Partner NEC will be invited to provide 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.

NEC Display Solutions Europe GmbH has its European headquarters in Munich, Germany and is responsible for all business activities in EMEA. NEC Display Solutions benefits from the technological know-how and technologies of the NEC Corporation and, with its own Research and Development, is one of the world's leading manufacturers offering the widest product range of display solutions in the market. The display product portfolio ranges from entry-level to professional and speciality desktop LCDs, via large-size Public Displays for Digital and Retail Signage. The Projector range offers products for all needs, from portable devices via business projectors to products for permanent operation (such as PoS applications) and digital cinema projectors. Bernd Eberhardt is President and CEO of NEC Display Solutions Europe.

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