The way in which information is being shared and stored across the world is constantly changing. eLearning Services will equip your child with the latest Android tablet to embrace the current and future methods of manging information, giving them a good foundation for the working environment when they enter the real world
The eLearning Services solution offers your child the chance to learn in a classroom environment that utilises Applications (apps), Websites and eBooks via our Android tablet to collaborate with others and become self-directed in their work - a key attribute that employers are looking for in their employees.
As a Parent, what should you know about the eLearning Services solution:
Student learning benefits
The 1:1 computing experience provides a platform from which your child's learning experience comes to life. Take a traditional textbook, in a given subject, the student can only engage with the text on the paper of the book. However, with a tablet device the subject can become more interesting:
- students can source their own material from research
- videos bring static pictures to life
- audio can aid with languages
- students can type essays/research papers
- create business accounts in spreadsheets
- create and carry out presentations
- educational games/puzzles can make revision fun
- the teacher can easily share their notes with their students
Value for money
The eLearning Services scheme offers schools, students and parents the opportunity to experience a one to one computing* solution, via the rollout of our Android tablets, at a very competitive price. We have aimed to make the process as affordable as possible with no hidden costs. We want the solution to be available to everyone – be fully equal to all.
Be sure to visit our "What we do" webpage to gain an understanding of the two options on how our Android tablets could be deployed at your child's school.
Position your child a step ahead
With the eLearning Services solution you are giving your child the tools and skills to embrace the world of today and tomorrow.
A weight off their shoulders
Embracing the eLearning Services solution also has the benefit of reducing the weight of the traditional school bag. Guidelines outlined in the Government Working Report 1998 recommend that a child’s school bag should not be heavier than 10% of their own bodyweight. The following are the facts:
- The Government Working Report 1998, recommends that 12 year old students should only be carrying school bags with a weight of 3.7kg.
- Research work carried out in a thesis - Weight of School Bags Dissertation by Michael Lynch in 2005 found that on average 12 year old students are carrying school bags weighing 11.8kg.
- Chart 1 opposite in our Research Information section clearly outlines the weight of the school bags that are being carried by students of age 12-14 years and compares these with the recommended weights as outlined by the Irish Government.
- It is clear from Chart 1 that these students are lifting school bags way beyond the recommended weights as indicated in the Government Working Report 1998.
The solution of the digital tablet will take the place of the heavy textbooks and greatly reduce the weight of the school bag.
Your in safe hands
Antivirus software and basic parental controls have been incorporated into the solution.
eLearning Services will provide a number of support services for the scheme to ensure that your child has minimal downtime with their tablet. Further information on the support features can be found on the Support page of this website.
*one to one (1:1) computing is a term that is often used when describing the classroom of the 21st Century. A one to one computing environment simply means that each student and teacher in a classroom has a computer device to carry out their daily school work.
"eLearning Services support and backup are second to none, they are very accommodating and easy to work with."
Keith McClearn, eBook Coordinator, Portlaoise College, Portlaoise
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Chart compiled from data collected from a thesis - Weight of School Bags Dissertation by Michael Lynch, 2005