BRCK Education has won the ‘Educational Tech of the year’ award in the stuff Magazine Gadget Awards for its innovative design and viability of its solution.
The product linked to the tech company BRCK Inc has been hailed for its strong and viable school based solution that promotes digital access in education by enabling instantaneous access for up to 40 devices.
The digital package comes with 40 customized drop and water-resistant tablets; 40 earphones; a BRCK Pi; a router and a plug to provide wireless charging, all within a 40kg rugged case.
Nivi Sharma President of BRCK Education says; “There are numerous challenges facing education in developing countries and so we are delighted to have our BRCK Kio Kit recognized for being a technological innovation that positively improves the learning experience and outcomes for millions of students on the continent.”
How it works
The Kio Kit provides a “digital classroom in a box” model that connects any school within range of a mobile phone tower to the internet, as well as provides locally hosted content on the Kio tablets within each kit.
It requires minimal training or technical knowledge to setup and use. Each tablet offers up to eight hours of continuous use and the kit can recharge within four hours from mains electricity or solar panels. There is a single plug used to charge the kit and one button to power on the entire system.
BRCK CEO Erik Hersman acknowledged the win as a marriage between education and technology that deters the traditional belief that learning is limited to teachers and textbooks.
“We want our Kio Kit’s to be useful tools for both teachers and students to access up-to-date educational materials in an easy, reliable and modern way. We passionately believe in our ability to positively impact the quality of learning of students in Kenya.” Said Mr Hersman.