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Marvell and Stanford Declare Option the SMILE Hook up, Now Piloted in Over 20 Nations Worldwide, and the Development of the SMILE Consortium

SMILE Range Pushes International Adopting of "Classroom 3.0" Utilizing the Marvell SMILE Plug: Changing Conventional Classes Into Linked, Entertaining and Protected Studying Environments
Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL) today declared the provision of the SMILE Hook up, the first reasoning computer designed to convert a normal academic setting setting into a highly interactive learning atmosphere. Try out variations of SMILE Hook up are currently being piloted in more than 20 countries worldwide in lecture rooms which range from early primary levels to graduate student level programs. Marvell has also extended its cooperation with Stanford School by stating the of the SMILE Range, an industry organization dedicated to creating impressive education and learning alternatives on an start groundwork that allow "Classroom 3.0," a connected, secure learning atmosphere that makes easier and connections the implementation of technological advancement to learners worldwide.
"Education is the key groundwork for the success of our future generation globally. I am very extremely pleased that Marvell has been a long-standing and enthusiastic promoter to train and learning and helping to build better and affordable technology," said Weili Dai, Co-Founder of Marvell. "I believe it is important to help our instructors better talk with their learners in the academic setting with effective training tools to provide learners the energy to learn, create, connect and work together in new ways. The Marvell SMILE Hook up for 'Classroom 3.0' activates education and learning into the Twenty first century with technological advancement alternatives – for both instructors and learners – that provide entry to the best details and resources the world has to offer anywhere at at any time."

Developed together with the Stanford Cellular Inquiry-based Studying Environment (SMILE) program, the SMILE Hook up is an easy-to-manage reasoning processing hosting server that facilitates a wide range of SMILE learning applications. Powered by Marvell's high-performance, low-power ARMADA® 300 series System-on-a-Chip (SoC) and Marvell's Avastar® 88W8764 Wi-Fi, the SMILE Hook up makes a micro-cloud within a academic setting that is managed by the trainer, creating a good, private, and solid academic setting connection for up to 60 learners.

"I've dedicated my academic career to creating and leveraging technological advancement in the academic setting that provides teachers the capability to interact with learners more greatly in their learning atmosphere. While technological advancement innovation has affected nearly every aspect of our lives, the training and learning design has not progressed. SMILE enables a new, modern design for learning in global lecture rooms, from primary to graduate student academic institutions," said Dr. John Kim, primary technological advancement officer and assistant dean for the Stanford School Graduate School of Education. "Traditional education and learning models concentrate on the memory and recitation of facts; with our R&D associates such as Marvell and alternatives such as the Marvell SMILE Hook up, we concentrate on creating pedagogies that allow learners to be definitely in charge of their chance to learn – performing their own research, planning details to form customized concepts and introducing these conclusions to their colleagues, which are critical post-graduation life skills."

The SMILE Hook up provides instructors with a groundwork to flourish entry to and using new academic content and the capability to control cell phone devices within the academic setting, allowing overall better class planning and student assessment. The SMILE Hook up harnesses an start groundwork depending on Posture Linux system for ARM, the Plugmin administration app and the Stanford SMILE Server. It can also be linked with an exterior 5-volt Lithium-ion plastic battery for back-up energy, allowing use in areas where power can be unreliable.

The SMILE consortium is an separate, free member centered community that is dedicated to helping the training methods for learners globally, especially in underserved areas, by leveraging the benefits of impressive mobile technological advancement. The objective of the SMILE Range is to cause a design move within education and learning by allowing learners to be active agents in their learning through an inquiry-based learning design. By utilizing both mobile and cloud-based technological advancement, the SMILE Range provides an start groundwork for creating new learning surroundings that allow Classroom 3.0.

Availability

The Marvell SMILE Plug is currently available; please visit http://www.marvell.com/solutions/education/cloud-computer-for-smile.jsp for more information.

For more information on the SMILE Consortium, including how to become a member, please visit: http://www.smileconsortium.org/.

Supporting Quotes:

"Children have traditionally looked to teachers and parents as sources for learning; connected devices like the Marvell SMILE Plug empower students to take their education into their own hands," said Claudia Olaciregui, a fifth-grade teacher at Ellis Elementary School in Sunnyvale, Calif., who has used the device in her classroom for the past two years. "By encouraging students to explore the areas that are most interesting to them – rather than memorizing facts outlined in a textbook – the SMILE Plug truly immerses students into the learning process."

"Arch Linux ARM is a proud contributor to the Marvell SMILE Plug," said Kevin Mihelich, Lead Developer of Arch Linux ARM. "Arch Linux ARM is optimized for small form factor devices, making it a good match for the SMILE Plug-classrooms can achieve the same results as using a much larger computer but with only a fraction of the power consumption, which is often a key criterion for schools in less developed regions."

"Razortooth Communications is excited to be a member of the SMILE Consortium to help create opportunities that bring easy-to-use "EDUTech" software to the world," said Junko Sakai, PR spokesperson for Razortooth Communications, LLC. "Our Plugmin app for the SMILE Plug is designed to be simple to use, configure and manage, which makes it a perfect component for classroom devices, where teachers have limited access to network administration resources."

SOURCE : SMILE Consortium

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