Thirty years ago, students used textbooks and spiral-bound notebooks. Today, they type up notes on laptops, do research on tablets and stay connected with friends through their mobile devices. The learning experience has evolved as we have moved to a more connected and tech-savvy society so much so that the global education technology and smart classroom market is forecasted to grow by more than $50 billion over the next five years, according to a recent study by Research and Markets.
Using everything they learned in their STEM education studies to complete their task, the students' project was chosen among five grand prize winners, earning their school nearly $140,000 in Samsung technology.
Right now, through our Solve for Tomorrow Contest (which is open until Oct. 30), we're giving every school in the U.S. the chance to compete for approximately $2 million in technology and an opportunity to leverage it to create a better future for their communities.
As the largest technology company in the world, which relies on scientists, engineers and mathematicians to imagine and create the future, we believe that industry leaders have a role to play in ensuring that the leaders of tomorrow are being prepared today with the tools they'll need to make the world a better place for the generations to come.
Technology alone is not the key factor in this equation; it is how the technology is being used that makes the difference. When combined with traditional methods of teaching, technology can help create a fully immersive educational experience. Samsung is focused on turning that concept into reality by continuing to support students and teachers with technology and resources that address some of the implementation issues seen in schools today.
The evolution of the education process is in full swing. It is our mission to ensure that our future leaders are on board for the ride.