Acer announced today that it is bringing to market notebooks and tablets outfitted with Intel Education Software (IES). Acer will offer IES on the TravelMate B113 notebook and the Iconia W510/W510P tablet with plans to expand the offering to the full line of products targeted at the education market.
“Intel brings the expertise, technology, and robust ecosystem that provide the foundation for educators and governments to transform education and prepare their citizens to fully participate in the global economy,” said Walter Deppeler, Sr. Corp. VP & Chairman of Marketing Committee, Acer Inc. Intel has provided more than 10 million students with technology designed for education and more than 10 million teachers with professional development, and helped more than 100 governments around the world to transform their educational systems. Acer believes student success is best served by a combination of learning and teaching platforms with tablets, notebooks, desktops, connectivity, and as well as the data center at the back end. Acer’s Intel-based solutions offer the flexibility of an open architecture so educators can choose the peripherals, software, instructional content, and infrastructure they need, making it easy to integrate into the classroom now and in the future.
The IES suite helps students to foster 21st century skills, such as communication, collaboration, problem solving, critical thinking, and digital literacy. It empowers educators to change the learning experience and efficiently manage their classroom. It supports IT in protecting students, securing data, and managing infrastructures.
IES applications include: 1) Kno Textbooks, an interactive e-Reader designed specifically for education 2) Lab Camera, a camera-based science exploration application 3) SPARKvue, a data analysis application that collects data from internal and external sensors 4) Media Camera, a multi-media application that enables students to capture and edit pictures and video 5) ArtRage, a painting and drawing digital artwork application 6) Classroom Management, a collaborative classroom-learning solution 7) McAfee® AntiVirus.