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Symantec’s Paperless Classrooms

Created: 16 Apr 2012 • Updated: 16 Apr 2012 • 14 comments
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by Kelly Killingsworth, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Education Services, Symantec

 

Symantec Education Services is proud to announce that our training courses will now be available on tablets.

This new wave of technology removes printed training material from the classroom and provides that same material electronically to students via a tablet, which Symantec will provide for the duration of the class.  PDF versions of the textbooks are transferred to the classroom tablets.  The students can annotate their documents and transfer the files to their home office at the end of class. No need to lug around a textbook anymore! Another fantastic part is we are cutting back on paper which in turn made the course much more environmentally friendly and cost effective. 

We have received positive feedback during our pre-launch of this new project.

The mix of Symantec staff and customers who attended the course gave very positive feedback, even though none of them had used a tablet before.

Abhijeet Kakade, the Symantec Senior Instructor who taught an initial class, said, “Speaking as an educator, the tablets made a world of difference. The students really enjoyed the benefits the tablets made to the overall learning experience.”

The decision to bring tablets into the classroom was carefully planned and researched over the last year. Most of our classes globally will have this new technology available.

This paperless class demonstrated that we aren’t just talking about how the strategic IT trends are changing the world, but how Symantec is at the forefront of what is going on today and in the future. 

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UFO's picture

What will be main benefits for students compared with paper courses?

How the new tablet approach will be reflected in course price?

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Pascal KOTTE's picture

Do this will be available for EMEA and Switzerland ?

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FZ2H's picture

WOw i wish it support Google and Apple

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patriot3w's picture

wow, that's great.

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demo4119's picture

when will be the released date?

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H. Oropeza's picture

Wow! Really neat.

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Gibson99's picture

will PDFs be delivered in advance so we can skim the material before class starts, like we used to be able to do?  will students be able to take the tablets home (or back to hotel) each day to review on their own, as we could with books?  

 

any chance we can get pdf versions of books we already have in our posession?  i'd LOVE to be able to just ctrl-f to find what i'm looking for rather than flipping through a dead-tree version of the material!

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FZ2H's picture

Hello,

Also i prefer if it is not encrypted so i can view the training in my mobile,tablet and computer

Thanks

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UFO's picture

So many questions here. And where's the answers? It is very interesting to get them.

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Gibson99's picture

i'd love to hear more about this - especially for folks like me who have taken classes in the past and would gladly trade in my paper books for a couple of PDFs, whether they're delivered via email, on CD or a thumb drive - they'd be much more useful to me that way.

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support@questasoft.com's picture

hi,

 

just i wanted to know that how to take linux backup i means i can take backup file and folder level only  or we can take backe image level  as sdr feature availbe in backup exec.

regards,

waseem

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Juannillus's picture

This sounds as a good idea, but why nobody is answering the questions posted earlier?

I'd like to know if you're going to be able to take the tablet home to review the class taken, or will they provide us with a copy of the material to take it home and use it before and after the course.

Also, as ufo asked, how is this going to reflect in the price of the courses?

Will it be compatible with all kind of tablets (or OS)?

Regards,

Juan

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Learn4Life's picture

I attended a paperless class.  You can make notes on the iPad during class and then the instructor gives you the file to take home at the end of class. Very cool.  No change to the price of the class. For more information click here: http://www.symantec.com/training/theme.jsp?themeid=paperless_classroom

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MilanPalian's picture

This sounds cool, having material and notes in digital form is definitely a plus. In general, just transfering a printed text into digital format and distributing it on a tablet is just a very humble start that does not take into account the power of the available technology. The whole process of learning needs to be rethought to take advantage of such technology. For example, lectures can be viewed anywhere, anytime, saving valuable face-to-face time for more meaningful labs and questions. The instructor can conduct polls to get anonymous feedback and gain a more accurate assessment of the level of understanding of crucial points etc. Even labs activities could be captured to be replayed at will ...

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