The 21st century is a digital era. Education needs to accelerate the digital transformation oriented to modernization, from concept, model, process to realization of all-round and three-dimensional system innovation, and shoulder the educational responsibility and mission of the new era. In response to the problem of online education and teaching during the COVID-19, it is necessary to accelerate the transformation of digital education. To this end, it is necessary to comprehensively promote "Internet +", strengthen and improve the digital advantages of education, promote "Internet + education", and strive to create a new form of digital education. The University of Papua New Guinea uses the AIWA educational notebook smart campus solution to comprehensively improve the level of basic education information. AIWA provides 915 pcs educational notebooks.
Papua New Guinea (PNG) officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, is a country in Oceania that comprises the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and its offshore islands in Melanesia (a region of the southwestern Pacific Ocean north of Australia). Its capital, located along its southeastern coast, is Port Moresby.
Papua New Guinea’s educational development level has become an important factor restricting the country’s economic development and national rejuvenation. In recent years, Papua New Guinea has listed the construction of educational information as an important national strategy. The PNG education system is divided into three levels: the central, provincial and prefecture levels. The national literacy rate is 57.8%. Since the implementation of the free compulsory education system, the number of primary and secondary schools and the number of students in PNG has increased sharply. There are currently about 10,500 registered primary and secondary schools in the country, with about 1.8 million students. The main universities are Papua New Guinea University and Papua New Guinea University of Technology. There are also 21 private urban and rural international schools with more than 6000 students.
With the rapid development of information technology and communication technology, human society has entered an unprecedented information age. Under the background of information technology, education and teaching cannot be separated from information technology. At present, the community elementary schools, provincial high schools, national high schools, and universities under the Papua New Guinea Ministry of Education lack overall infrastructure construction, insufficient network coverage, and relatively limited connections. In addition, the uneven education level between urban and rural areas, the uneven distribution of educational resources between regions, and the inability to share high-quality resources have made PNG education digital transformation imminent. Coupled with the impact of the COVID-19, the need for high-bandwidth distance education also urgently needs to improve existing network capabilities.
In response to the demands of Papua New Guinea University in the construction of educational information, AIWA proposes a smart campus solution to realize the transformation from traditional education to smart education through digital technology, and create a healthy, safe, efficient and innovative smart campus. Papua New Guinea and AIWA will cooperate in 2021 to jointly promote the implementation of the smart education project E-education.