This is a great example of how fastly an innovative and open-minded community can react to sudden changes. Lithuanian teachers are leaders in adapting to the situation at hand by using Finnish education technology.
TURKU, Finland (PRWEB) March 19, 2020
Sanako Connect will transfer an existing language studio as such into an online environment, without the need to change the curriculum. Teachers have found that this software originally designed for language teaching works well for other teaching purposes as well.
Lithuania is a pioneer in this, and now 130 schools have begun teaching with Sanako Connect. A large number of schools in addition to these forerunners will soon introduce the tool.
“We are now urgently looking for tools to provide distance education. In two weeks at the latest, all teaching will move online. It is important to us that there is no need to install any applications and it is easy to set up the virtual classroom. The application is good when sharing materials and assignments and giving feedback is in the same tool as the audio functions,” says teacher Vaidotas Vilkas from the Kintai School in Lithuania.
Sanako CEO Juho Isola says: "I am very pleased that we can help teachers in a difficult situation, and, I admire the teachers’ inventiveness that our language teaching tool is used in all teaching."
Pekka Sivonen, the Executive Director of Digital Transformation from Business Finland says: “This is a great example of how fastly an innovative and open-minded community can react to sudden changes. Lithuanian teachers are leaders in adapting to the situation at hand by using Finnish education technology."
Due to the widespread closure of schools, Sanako is providing software for free during this spring semester in all countries where distance education can be implemented. Sanako Connect is available as an online service immediately without any installation.
Sanako is headquartered in Finland and the company delivers language studio technology, content and software to 114 countries. Sanako has 40,000 schools and universities as customers, including Sandy Creek High School and the University of South Carolina in the United States, the University of Nottingham in the UK and the Language Center at the University of Helsinki in Finland for example.