Learning as a Service by Lenovo, 3 Step IT and Claned Group

September 24, 2015 by Juha Merinen

The highly innovative and new concept Learning as a Service offers full range solution for schools to digitalize their operations. Companies behind this new innovative service model for the Finnish education sector work in different areas of digital education like Life-Cycle Management, online social learning platform, educational software and gamified learning targeting to schools capitalizing for example on game based e-learning while creating a modern 21st Century Learning Environment.

Lenovo, 3 Step IT and Claned Group joining forces to innovate Learning as a Service

The core companies behind the Learning as a Service concept are Lenovo, 3 Step IT and Claned Group. The innovative new concept is ready for market deliveries (starting from Finland and Baltics) – customers being schools and other educational institutes from kindergarten to higher and further education. Learning as a Service was launched at the NET Forum Educational Trade Show at Wanha Satama in Helsinki on 11th September 2015.

Learning as a Service solution is based on Lenovo technology and educational product offering, Microsoft® Azure,
3 Step IT Life Cycle Management including leasing model, software installation, delivery to schools, pedagogical support for teachers and tech support (Call Service). Claned Group brings the world´s first open, personal learning environment and Smart Learning Data solution and the platform for the educational content and application providers.

Innovative concept supporting fully the new Finnish National Core Curricula

Learning as a Service will realize the digitalization in education by supporting fully the new National Core Curricula for Finland (OPS 2016).  This unique new concept will empower also the Sail for Good Education – Finnish Digital School in a Boat (Family Sailing Adventure Turns Into EdTech Export Program).

 “For Lenovo, being the global leader as a technology provider, education sector is a strategic focus area. Digitalization and motivating learning together in partnership model with our customers, partners and strategic partnerships at all levels and stages, from the design and governance of the initiative to implementation and evaluation are in the core of our business.  

This new and very unique Learning as a Service concept is an excellent proof from our close co-operation with our Finnish EDU Ecosystem Partner Network. Our joint and highly innovative offering – based on the Finnish world class and state-of-the-art educational technology solutions – is a strategic step for us. For Lenovo concrete and clearly measurable pedagogical customer benefits are in the centre of our education strategy”, says Timo Toukola, General Manager for Lenovo Finland and Baltics.


3 Step IT is an IT services company that offers customers a completely new way to acquire IT equipment. Company provides finance, lifecycle management and disposal solutions for their customers. 3 Step IT is crucial part of this ecosystem as they act as service integrator for schools and education administration.

CLANED™, is a Helsinki based company that has developed the world´s first open, personal learning environment and Smart Learning Data solution. CLANED™ offers an enriched learning experience with better results by recommending personalized material most suited to the student.

Highly innovative technology company LENOVO is world´s number one laptop producer has great interest in educational technology and is offering cutting edge solutions for students, teachers and schools around the world.


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