Are your students using the right devices for online learning?

Are your students using the right devices for online learning?

/ 03:45 PM March 04, 2022

When so much relies on a single gadget, it makes sense to invest in one that not just offers the bare minimum but can address any potential issues that may arise from prolonged computer use. A device that can support and encourage our child’s productivity and still offer security and safety is essential during these times.

These devices that were once seen as luxuries had become necessities for students and educators alike to push forward. Luckily for us, device manufacturers are also understanding the problem and are working to address such concerns. An example is Lenovo’s IdeaPad line of devices that not only hosts a number of impressive technical specifications, but also a series of Smart Learning Features made to enhance and better the online learning experience.

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The Lenovo IdeaPad is built to promote smarter learning during this age of virtual schooling. Its features provide for an optimal virtual learning environment, helps promote a healthy digital well-being, and serves as a sustainable device our kids can use for the long run.

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Digital Wellness is as much a priority as the basic specs

Since the introduction of online learning in the country, parents and health professionals have noted several stressors affecting the physical and mental wellbeing of students. Health undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire cited “learning new technologies, lack of motivation, and distractions of social media and gaming” as some of the current trends observed by the Department of Health among students.

Eye strain, back pain, and other negative effects of sitting for prolonged periods of time in front of a screen also pose their own risks to the health of our children.

One of IdeaPad’s Smart Learning Features is Lenovo Aware, a highly customizable software that can help parents manage the healthy technology use of their children. Parents can set up and customize voice or pop-up notifications that prompt Attention, Break, Distance, and Posture Reminders, to aid in ensuring their child’s wellness throughout the day.

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Quality learning experiences can be achieved with quality learning devices

In a report by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), an association for IT leaders in K–12 education, it was found that the top two factors affecting the remote learning experience of students are the age of the device they are using and the device’s specifications.

“Students that were provided with older and less powerful equipment had an inferior experience than students with newer devices. Students that received newer devices with limited specifications (e.g., memory and processor) also had more challenges than students that were provided with devices with better specifications.” 

The Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3/3i features an 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processor up to Core i5, while the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 5/5i features an 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processor up to Core i7. Both also host an FHD display and crisp Dolby Audio™ speakers partnered with Smart Noise Cancelling, and Super Resolution to make for a seamless and sustainable virtual classroom experience.

Parents won’t have to worry about the hassle of troubleshooting their devices as the IdeaPad is covered by Lenovo’s Premium Care, providing users with access to 24/7 real-person assistance with on-site support. It also comes pre-installed with MS Office Home and Student lifetime license from the get-go, ready to cater to any academic requirements. 

Mindful and sustainable gadget investments are the way to go

Selecting an effective device during this time of online and remote learning should be done with careful consideration and research. Beyond the technical specifications one must look at, features that work to promote healthy device use must also be prioritized. 

While other devices might come at a cheaper price point, budget devices that only serve to do the bare minimum will only cause more harm than good in the long run. At a time where we must be careful with our expenses, making mindful and sustainable purchases that are built to benefit our children over band-aid solutions will prove to be worth every extra peso. 

Instead of spending on devices that only host the bare minimum features, investing in quality devices can promote a healthier online learning experience, encourage productivity, and result in better performance overall in our child’s studies. 

Available at an affordable price point, parents won’t have to worry about pinching pennies to provide their kids with the learning experience they deserve. With the Lenovo IdeaPad, students will be able to learn smarter, not harder.

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