Jamaican Innovator Elbows Room From Zoom – SmartTerm Takes Flight In Local Schools

Come October 5, distance learning will become the reality for tens of thousands of students, and Jamaican Shamir Saddler is hoping to help schools improve their educational and administrative processes.

Saddler is the CEO of SmartTerm, a United States-based start-up company launching an affordable videoconferencing solution for schools as an alternative to Zoom and other meeting platforms.

In an effort to make education innovative and administrative processes efficient, the company was formed in 2014 and piloting began two years later with St Richard’s Primary, Wolmer’s Preparatory, and Papine High.

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SmartTerm Opens up its Platform to Help Schools During COVID-19

SmartTerm, the school and learning management platform aimed at reinventing the way education is facilitated in the Caribbean, recently opened its learning management platform free of cost to any schools wanting to continue to educate its students online during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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SmartTerm to offer services for free until new school term

With schools closed to protect against the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), online learning platform SmartTerm says students and teachers can access the platform at no cost until the start of the new school year, which will begin on September 7.

SmartTerm gives educators the ability to create an online learning environment similar to that of the physical school or classroom at the early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary level. This includes e-testing, e-books, online videos, and an application store that can house quick links to multiple content providers to keep the students engaged.

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SmartTerm offers free online classes during coronavirus pandemic

As parents grapple with the new duty of having to home school their children due to the coronavirus pandemic, SmartTerm wants to make this demanding task easier.

SmartTerm gives educators the ability to create an online learning environment similar to that of the physical school or classroom and gives them governance and control over the process.

Here, teachers can manage students, take attendance, manage assignments, share content, and converse via video web sessions. All of this can happen while adhering to the curriculum set forth by the Ministry of Education.

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SmartTerm Essay Competition for Caribbean Schools

When it comes to the education systems in many Caribbean islands, there is one factor that may be common in most public schools. The lack of technology in the classroom.  SmartTerm is a school and learning management platform aimed at improving and reinventing the role of technology in the classroom. Students should be able to feel comfortable when dealing with computers on a standard basis and ways in which to properly use and access the Internet.  SmartTerm has spent a bit over four years, researching and analyzing this problem in the education system that plagues many different Caribbean countries.

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SmartTerm Opens up its Platform to Help Schools During COVID-19

SmartTerm, the school and learning management platform aimed at reinventing the way education is facilitated in the Caribbean, recently opened its learning management platform free of cost to any schools wanting to continue to educate its students online during the COVID-19 pandemic. After hearing the calls from teachers, parents and governments for a means to facilitate learning outside the classroom, SmartTerm responded by opening its platform to the public free of cost until the new school year, scheduled to start in September 2020.

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COVID-19 Brings Business Opportunities

Fresh supply of hand sanitisers and paper towels are expected to hit the market this week, products that have been tweaked for just-that-added layer of protection against the coronavirus.

At least two of Jamaica’s entrepreneurs began working on product adjustments as soon as word of the coronavirus began emerging globally, and before the cases were confirmed here.

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J’can Entrepreneurs Want To Make Schools Smart

With the final term of this academic year well under way, a United States-based start-up company, SmartTerm, is hoping to help Jamaican institutions improve their educational and administrative processes ahead of the new school year.

SmartTerm, founded and run by a group of young Jamaican entrepreneurs, is a cohesive web and mobile learning management system that connects administration, teachers, students, and parents with a seamless integrated education experience…

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Howard University alums create ap for Caribbean schools

A comprehensive web and mobile education platform is going to launch in the Caribbean next month — its first stop, Jamaica.

SmartTerm is a New Jersey-based web platform created by six Caribbean-American men — five from Jamaica and one from Trinidad. The program is going to provide students, parents, and educators with the best tool to serve their education needs by facilitating communication. The platform will be used to log and track information between the school and students and their families, and hopes to bridge the gap between educators and their students…

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