Up&Ap: Mukesh Bector on how Epson is transforming learning through powerful interactive classrooms

Global technology company Epson is consistently involved in promoting e-Learning in schools by offering cutting-edge technology that makes classrooms more interactive and engaging. Mukesh Bector (pictured), the company’s Regional Head for East and West Africa, explains this is because Epson projectors and printers are tailored to support lively and engaging educational environments. These tools provide bright and clear visuals that captivate students and enhance their learning experience. They also support a variety of multimedia and connectivity options, critical for executing effective e-Learning strategies.

Notwithstanding Epson is also committed to sustainability, developing products that are both eco-friendly and cost-effective, helping to reduce both environmental impact and running costs for educational institutions.

In this interview, Bector sheds light on Epson’s involvement in the Enjovu eLearning Conference. He highlights the company’s technology vision, and the importance of this event as a platform for education stakeholders to share ideas and explore new technologies, which is key to improving digital learning. Epson’s participation in such like conferences espouses their role in educational technology and their commitment to helping schools embrace new teaching methods that can significantly enhance student learning outcomes. Below are excerpts…

QUESTION: Could you outline Epson’s vision for integrating technology in education?

Mukesh Bector: Epson envisions creating the “classroom of the future” by integrating technology essential for boosting student engagement, ensuring equitable learning opportunities, and facilitating remote participation. This vision aims to overcome geographical barriers, allowing teachers to reach learners across various locations seamlessly.

Q: What role do projectors play in e-learning and shaping the future classroom? 

MB: Projectors are pivotal in e-learning for displaying large, clear images and videos, which enhance students’ understanding and retention of complex concepts. The visual aids cater especially to visual learners. Modern projectors, equipped with interactive features, transform any surface into a touch screen, fostering a highly interactive learning environment. These tools support a diverse range of multimedia resources and are crucial in hybrid learning settings, enabling education delivery to broader audiences effectively and economically. 

Q: What features of these projectors make them ideal for educational institutions?

MB: Epson projectors can project images up to 155 inches, ensuring visibility for all students, regardless of their seating in the classroom. These projectors support inclusive, collaborative, and engaging lessons. Features such as touch interactivity allow students, whether in the classroom or joining remotely, to participate actively in lessons. This technology enables a teacher to reach students in multiple locations simultaneously, enhancing the educational reach without the need for physical travel.

Q: How does Epson demonstrate its commitment to continuous innovation in educational technology?

MB: With over 48 years of experience in the sector, Epson has been at the forefront of educational technology. Holding the position of the number one projector manufacturer globally since 2001 highlights our commitment to innovation that meets the evolving needs of our customers. Our projectors are designed with a focus on ease of use, interactivity, reliability, connectivity, collaboration, and energy efficiency, all while ensuring cost-effectiveness and saving time, aligning with the primary needs in the education sector.


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