"I want to study more" a natural response.
They get absorbed! That's why they keep studying. Distance Learning Using Tablets
In order to acquire study habits and improve academic performance, the most important thing is to be absorbed in studying. To make a child feel "Studying is fun, so I want to continue" during the crucial learning period from when a child is an infant through to junior high school age. SMILE ZEMI is a distance learning system that supports the growth of children using educational materials and mechanisms with features unique to tablets.
I do not want to say "Why don't you study?"
The idea behind this program was triggered by a female employee's concern about her child not studying. At that time, the JustSystems learning software that had been marketed since 1999 had been introduced into approximately 80% of public elementary schools nationwide, and had grown to become standard software used in elementary schools. The SMILE ZEMI project began with the idea that we would be able to create a home study system in which children would willingly study, based on the fact that we were always insistent on creating products that were easy for children to use.
What we really need is a mechanism that makes children keep studying
At first, there was no consensus on what was needed for a home learning system, therefore, it was difficult to develop a mechanism. After repeated prototyping and interviewing, the study team realized that what was required was not simply an improvement in academic performance, but the establishment of good study habits. By thinking through everything including functions, educational materials, and ease of use from the perspective of "how to make children keep learning," this service, which makes children become absorbed in studying, was created.
A "delightful" experience that can only be gained by using a tablet
What SMILE ZEMI aims at with its tablet-based educational materials focused on distance learning is not to replace paper-based educational materials with those on a tablet. Immediately after you answer questions, you will see right or wrong along with an explanation. Educational materials featuring sound and movement makes it easier to understand. The results of the efforts put in by children can be shared with parents immediately. By incorporating such experiences unique to tablets that cannot be realized with paper materials, we are striving to continue to deliver "learning delight" to children.
Use SMILE ZEMI in the morning and immediately after returning from school
Ever since its launch as Japan's first tablet-based distance learning educational material, SMILE ZEMI has received a range of awards. We have received many comments from our customers who have said "Studying is fun!" There are many children who start using SMILE ZEMI as soon as they wake up in the morning and again after they come home. We strongly sense the favorable response to our educational materials that establish learning habits in learners' daily lives. Children can keep tackling even difficult questions as long as they are using SMILE ZEMI. As children can build up their learning on a daily basis, many of them become able to pass entrance examinations to topnotch schools.
"I want to study more" turns into a power
SMILE ZEMI, which started as an elementary school course, has continued to develop into a junior high school course as well as a course for infants. A range of functions and educational materials have been successively added, such as support for the Test in Practical English Proficiency, and an introduction to learning materials for programming that is being newly adopted by schools. To help growing children continue to learn enthusiastically in order to achieve their goals while feeling that "Studying is fun!" SMILE ZEMI will continue to support them with reliable educational materials.
Distance learning for infants, elementary school students, and junior high school students, containing everything necessary for learning integrated into a dedicated tablet. It generates optimized study programs for each learner according to their study progress. We deliver educational materials with confidence that students can enjoy using to learn and improve their understanding.