Telenor And Microsoft Team Up To Assist Hungarian Digital Education Pilot Project

  • 7 May 2015 9:00 AM
Telenor And Microsoft Team Up To Assist Hungarian Digital Education Pilot Project
A pilot scheme to promote digital tools in public education has launched in Hungary. The programme, dubbed HiperSuli, is a state-private-civil cooperation involving the human resources ministry, the education research and development institute (OFI), Microsoft Hungary, Telenor Hungary and the foundation for equal digital opportunities.

The programme is unique because it is supported by super-fast Hypernet, a service Telenor wants to extend to the whole area of Hungary together with the new devices, the company’s Hungarian director-in-chief Christopher Laska said.

It will promote digital education through mobile apps and the mobile internet, first in 15 classes of one school in Budapest and four others in the countryside, the public education state secretary said in Ercsi, a project town, just south of Budapest.

Judit Bertalan Czunyi expressed hope that students included in the scheme would learn safe use of the internet as well as broadening their knowledge using digital tools. The programme will be integrated into the national curriculum, she said.

The programme is assisted by Microsoft, one of the world’s largest producers of software. “We take part in improving teachers’ digital skills in education and are also very proud of having accepted to fit an entire classroom with appliances. I can say that Microsoft has created an entire “hyper-classroom” within the school, Microsoft Hungary’s CEO István Papp explained.


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