Innovation

Building Digital Schools

The digital school is at the heart of Italian and European growth programmes and smart city designs. Telecom Italia puts its expertise and technology at the service of schools to develop digital teaching solutions.

Telecom Italia and the digital school

The main objectives of the solutions offered by Telecom Italia are a reduction in the educational digital divide and promoting the digitalisation of schools and classrooms. The rollout of ultra broadband and wi-fi in schools is key to achieving the objectives of Italy's National Plan for Digital Schools.

Telecom Italia, in conjunction with Olivetti, created the "Nuvola Italiana" Digital School at the end of 2013, a project that aims to help schools modernise and introduce innovation in educational management. The offering enables schools to adopt modular, scalable solutions for the shared learning and social learning of educational, administrative and teaching content, using web-based environments, online registration-based cloud platforms, school-family and teacher-student communications management, and collaborative e-learning. The kit includes interactive multimedia whiteboards and PCs for lessons in the classroom and notebooks and tablets for students to share digital content.

Project educ@TIon revitalises schools

educ@TIon is a project that aims to provide a solution for sharing and interacting with various types of material on any type of tool, from multimedia whiteboards to tablets. The strength of educ@TIon is that it is not linked to one particular tool and includes applications such as the sharing of digital books, collaborative environments for the joint creation of multimedia content and lecture notes, and tools for shared lessons on multimedia whiteboards in the classroom or for distance learning. 

eSchooling project in Trentino

Together with other partners in the sector, Telecom Italia started up the eSchooling research project in early 2013 following its successful experience with educ@TIon in various schools in the Trentino region- The aim is to define an innovative model of digital schools centred on skill-based learning, capitalising on the dynamics of learning communities and promoting the introduction of mobile devices and technologies into the classroom.

Digital technology contributes to the development of Brazilian schools

TIM Brasil's Instituto TIM supports various projects that aim to improve the education and social development of Brazilian children, especially in disadvantaged areas.

Aprender Conectado provides teachers with digital tools to use for teaching children. Specifically, Istituto TIM provides data chips and free internet connection.

With Math Circle, Instituto TIM has introduced in Brazil an innovative way of teaching maths, developed by Bob and Ellen Kaplan of Harvard University. The project, which in 2013 involved 50 teachers across the country, aims to improve children's learning experience using more interactive teaching methods.