Dell Plans to Digitize Lao Education

Dell Laos

Dell has introduced its digital education products to the Lao market, giving schools across the country the chance to revolutionise the way children are educated in the classroom. DATACOM, who will distribute the products in Laos, made the announcement at the “Education Solution” workshop held in Vientiane on Wednesday. Public and private school principals, as well as representatives from other institutes and companies, attended the event.

“These advanced solutions are an expansion of our connected classroom portfolio that combines innovative technology, products, services and software; turning digital learning into a reality,” DATACOM representative Ms Kingkeo Kanlaya said. Head of Education Practice for Dell South Asia, Ms Rani Burchmore, explained the growing role of technology in the classroom. “Technology in education is just a tool, but an essential tool. However its real success will depend on the skills and experience of those who implement it,” Ms Burchmore said. “When we invest in such tools we seek a balance of specialisation, budgets and scalability, we want the right tool for the job.” “I’ve been in Laos to meet with education stakeholders and to share my knowledge on global best practices for technology in education,” she added.

Dell’s Country Manager Ms Lertluk Kunlasutti said the idea behind the Dell connected classroom is simple. “It gives the ability to stimulate learning on multiple levels: technology can enhance the classroom experience for both teachers and students,” Ms Lertluk said. “We believe that if we can inspire students to utilise technology to learn inside the classroom, we might be able to inspire them to use it for learning throughout their lives. “Today’s announcement underscores Dell‘s commitment to helping schools integrate information and communication technologies beyond the PC lab and into all aspects of the teaching and learning environment.”

DATACOM is not only the leader in providing maintenance and support for business and enterprise in Laos, but is also the only authorised distributor for some of the world’s leading brands, including Dell and Toshiba. DATACOM Lao was established in 1996 and has become one of the fastest growing companies providing  products and services to the ICT market throughout Laos.

Vientiane Times
September 07, 2012