FLENS is focused on “student motivation.” Most existing e-learning services are designed under the assumption that students are highly motivated to learn about and interact with Information and Communication Technology (ICT). However, the reality is quite different. Many students, especially those in elementary or junior high, lack motivation and clear-cut goals. FLENS was developed as a means to efficiently motivate all students by offering a brand-new take on ICT and its advantages.
|Mr. Masahiro Koizumi||Appearance of the Classroom||Studying by FLENS|
FLENS’ biggest challenge was how to prevent students from using their tablets for non-educational activities. We needed to control irrelevant application use and prohibit access to inappropriate websites, while at the same time limiting device settings changes so that students could immerse themselves in a safe, learning-friendly environment.
Other challenges included how to best distribute the dedicated FLENS application, and how to effectively manage 2,000 devices over a usage area of 83 classrooms.
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FLENS Inc. (Headquartered in Tokyo and led by Takahiro Oobae, President & CEO):
Established in August 2012, FLENS is a spin-off enterprise whose mobile-savvy management team is dedicated to expanding the company’s business both in Japan and beyond. Through the power of tablet devices and the Internet, FLENS creates revolutionary learning opportunities that increase student motivation and make studying fun and effective.
Head Office: 4-4-2, Ooi, Shinagawa-Ku, 140-0014 Tokyo
Founding date: August 2012