Oradea-based company CG&GC HiTech Solutions, in partnership with INACO, has installed the first SmartLab at the “Partenie Cosma” Economic College in Oradea, in the western part of Romania.
“The laboratories offer three basic technologies: robotics, virtual reality and 3D printing, and are equipped with an interactive system that includes an 85-inch interactive display and a high-performance video conferencing system. The interactive system facilitates hybrid teaching, collaboration with digital. Other high Laboratories from schools, but also ensures an optimal channel for technical support from suppliers and manufacturers. The laboratory was equipped with ergonomic furniture and was specially integrated for SmartLab solutions,” quoted by the company press release. Agerpres States.
The devices come with educational materials that cover 14 areas of the school curriculum: art, biology, chemistry, physics, history, geography, personal learning, design, technology, theater, language arts, math, music, physical education, and religion.
The installation of SmartLab was followed by training sessions attended by teachers in high schools. Remote Q&A sessions will be held with teachers as they begin using the lab in the coming term.
CG&GC and INACO SmartLab include modular educational robots with multiple configurations, 3D printers, scanners and 3D pens, not to mention an audio-video interactive system that allows teachers to resort to hybrid teaching if needed. Other components are provided with ClassVR, virtual reality glasses, a digital content platform with more than a thousand resources, and Schoolflix – an interactive educational platform that provides training and technical support on SmartLab educational solutions.
The company says that the Tech Lab promotes student-centered learning, interactivity and creativity. In this way, students are encouraged to try to understand the concepts being taught instead of just memorizing them.
Accredited colleges, high schools, technical high schools, and vocational schools, public or private, as well as centers for children and clubs can apply for funding to set up their own SmartLab.
About 1,950 such laboratories will be funded and set up in high schools through the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR). Each SmartLab will receive EUR 60,000. The deadline for submitting funding applications is March 1, 2023.
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