Following implementation of the Movement to Increase Opportunities and
Technology (FATIH) project in the second semester of the 2011-2012
school year, students now receive education in classrooms equipped with
smart boards, as well as tablet computers. The tablet computers
distributed to students within the scope of the project are supplied by
The FATIH project that started in 2010 aims to offer students the
benefits of the information technology, and to enable them to use the
technology more efficiently, by equipping the classrooms with the
The goal of the Project is to equip the classrooms in all schools in
Turkey with smart boards, wireless Internet access, infrastructure
cabling, and to distribute tablet computers to each student for a modern
educational environment. Planned to be completed within 4 years, the
project commenced at a ceremony, which was participated in by the
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, held at Sebahattin Zaim
Anatolian Teacher High School on February 6, and Samsung-brand tablet
computers were distributed to students at 52 schools in 17 provinces in
Turkey within the scope of the pilot stage of the Project.
The software installed on the 10.1” Samsung Galaxy Tab products
distributed in the pilot regions were designed and developed to
specifically suit the web portal of the Turkish Ministry of National
Education. The software enables students to download the textbooks from
the portal, and renders the tablet computers, which are not registered
in the system within a specific period of time, to become out of
service, and contains a security system against loss and theft.
Additionally, the software enables the school administrations to manage
the devices remotes, and prevent use of the same beyond intended use.
The tablet computers distributed to students come pre-installed with
textbooks enriched with animations, audio, video files, photos, maps,
and graphics, etc. conforming to the respective curricula, while those
distributed to teachers are equipped with features enabling them to
monitor what students do on their own tablet computers, all contributing
to the motivation, attention and comprehension skills of students.
Being capable of taking notes, marking important sections on their
tablet computers, students will no longer have to carry heavy bags
filled with hardcopy textbooks, reference books and notebooks. Thanks to
the connection between the interactive smart boards and tablet
computers, anything written or shown on the interactive board is
replicated on the tablets of students, and students can send any content
on their tablets to the smart boards by way of the Internet.