New solution seamlessly creates an unparalleled virtual learning environment
MANILA, 3 May 2021 – Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, a leading provider of communications, networking, and cloud solutions tailored to customers’ industries, today announced the launch of Rainbow™ Classroom — a unique cloud-based virtual classroom engine enriched with real-time collaboration and communication tools.
Effective remote learning requires an intuitive, integrated, and secure platform which can be tailored to educators’ specific needs. Rainbow Classroom enables teachers to empower their teaching styles to meet their students’ needs through the creation of an all-encompassing virtual learning environment. Teachers are able to encourage students’ academic and social engagement with a host of real-time, secure collaboration tools such as monitored study groups, whiteboarding, audio, video, IM functionality, as well as file and screen sharing.
Rainbow Classroom also enables the curation of all classroom activity through its ability to retain all documents, conversations, and posts until the term is complete. It seamlessly integrates with existing Learning Management Systems (LMS) to enable a familiar virtual learning environment and toolset. Rainbow Classroom is also fully compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and approved by The Open Web Application Security Project® (OWASP). Because it is hosted on Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise’s infrastructure, it will enjoy the robust level of security applied to all Rainbow products, where communications are encrypted in transit and at rest. With Rainbow Classroom, educators have an innovative solution to enable them to meet the ever-shifting needs of students — empowering their success.
“Home learning is a trend that is here to stay,” comments Moussa Zaghdoud, EVP, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Cloud Communication Business Division. “However, this change requires flexibility among learning establishments, and we created Rainbow Classroom to meet that exact need. Rainbow Classroom can be tailored by a school or university to optimize the remote learning experience while ensuring data security and ease of use for teachers and students alike.
“Rainbow Classroom’s inherent versatility enables it to be leveraged in any learning environment. By using the platform, a business, school, or university can turn a simple web browser into a sophisticated and powerful learning tool. Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise is here to support you in the evolution to a hybrid digital learning environment.”
Pierre Samson, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise said, “Institutions across the region continue to face unprecedented challenges in light of the pandemic — reinforcing the need for institutions to pave the way for continuous, uninterrupted learning models. To enable this, a digital learning environment is an ideal incubator of educational development for students and teachers alike. Rainbow Classroom will provide students in Asia-Pacific the ability to maintain their learning progression while enhancing the student experience.”
Kit Andal, Country Manager for the Philippines, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise shared, “Our education system abruptly shifted from physical venues to virtual classrooms, so educators, students, and even parents alike are still in the phase of growing accustomed to the new setup. In addition, learning will be more difficult if the tools they have, or the lack thereof, cannot meet the flexibility and function that they need. Hence, we made the Rainbow Classroom with digital learning in mind, to ensure that users can experience a truly flexible and intuitive platform that supports their learning.”