We have launched India’s first cloud-based Tablet solution for school students – ‘e-tutor tablet’. The e-tutor tablet was launched last month by Mr Sam Pitroda, Advisor to the Prime Minister of India on Public Information Infrastructure and Innovations.
eTtutor Tab contains comprehensive curriculum based e-learning products, blending the syllabus for CBSE, ICSE and state, opening from kindergarten to 12th Std. Each eTutor Tab will be pre loaded with e-tutor content as per the syllabus for one class. Separate eTutor Tabs will be available for class1 to class12. Next year students can upgrade the content to the next standard from e-tutor docking centers or online. They need to pay Rs 1000 for the content up gradation for a year.
The e-tutor course content is amazingly enriched with thousands of curriculum specific 2D and 3D animations, simulations, diagrams and experiments, blossoming an interactive and collaborative learning environment. Brazed with fun, interaction and fine tuned voiceover, featuring games, quizzes and puzzles, e-tutor stands unique all round.
Genuine Assessments truly have an important role in the education solutions provided by e tutor. Students are consistently tested on their level of understanding and retention of topics by means of an effective exercise module. Chapter based Exercise sections featuring Multiple Choice Questions, Fill in the Blanks, Match the Following, True or False, Descriptive and one word Questions, Sample Tests, Quizzes and Interactive Session form the highlights.
e-tutor draws upon Cell technologies global expertise in digital content and its vast experience in educating over 2 Lakh students nationally. E-tutor is installed in more than 1500 class rooms in India. . Leading media house Malayala Manaorama is the marketing partner for e-tutor in Kerala. E-tutor is also the content partner of Intel AppUp developer program.
e-tutor teaching tablet is a simple handheld device with which any school can easily set up a digital classroom using a projector. With this device, a teacher can easily explain concepts using the digital whiteboard that is set up in the Tablet PC and can save her class notes for later reference by the students. Using e-tutor learning tablet the students can access what was taught in the classroom and can also access the collaborative learning platform for discussions on relevant topics taught in the classroom.
Detailing on the technology, Mr. Saiju V Stella, CEO of Oztern Technology said “Cloud computing technology can bring about a major leap in the way technology is being used in the educational sector. Most of the technology products available in the market today for education act as teaching aids rather than learning aids and; they focus on addressing the students as a group than taking a personalized approach. This is the same thought we have implemented in making the first cloud based Tablet solution which will transform the educational and training ecosystem completely. Cloud computing also fulfills another major social commitment by reducing the carbon emissions, from dedicated servers and datacenters that consume huge amounts of energy thus making computing more energy efficient and green.”
The product is also aimed at making the internet a safer place for children. To contain the negative impact of internet on children, e-tutor tablet safeguard the connectivity from the personalized Tablets PCs provided as a part of the solution, and restrict it to connect to the internet only through the synchronization module in the product. Lessons will be made available to the learner through personalized tablet PCs, and regular content updates will be made available through a unique cloud – tablet synch mechanism, thus making sure that the device connects only to the relevant locations to access content.
Mr. Rajinish Menon, Director, Business Strategy and Operations, Microsoft who was present at the occasion expressed his happiness to see partners like Oztern coming up with innovative solutions in the education sector using Microsoft Windows Azure which is Microsoft’s cloud computing infrastructure.