Intel India has announced a new initiative that aims to strengthen the use of technology in the education system of the country. The company said that it was collaborating with leading device manufacturers, educational digital content publishers, and education solution providers to build end-to-end solutions that promote the use of technology in India’s education. As part of the collaboration, the company has made available the Intel Pentium Processor A1020 to its device manufacturer partners. Intel says that the processor is power efficient, and is optimal for devices designed for running educational applications in semi-urban and rural India.
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Intel India today announced its latest initiative to strengthen the use of technology in the education ecosystem. In its continued effort to contribute to the Government’s Digital India vision, the company is aiming to accelerate the penetration of technology in the country’s education sector.
At an event, ‘Education Solutions Technology Framework’ Conclave, jointly organized by the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Intel highlighted that it is collaborating with leading device manufacturers, education digital content and publishers, as well as education solution providers, to build end-to-end solutions that promote the use of technology in India’s education sector.
As part of this collaboration, Intel has made available the Intel® Pentium® Processor A1020 to leading device manufacturer partners. This processor delivers power savings and is optimal for devices designed for running education applications in semi-urban and rural India.
The initiative taps on the comprehensive ecosystem of vendors to deliver one-stop solutions. Intel is enabling the standard availability of devices, as well as education content and solutions on the Intel® Pentium® Processor A1020. Going forward, any educational institute looking to implement technology solutions will be able deploy technology-based solutions in a faster and more efficient manner. Intel’s backend infrastructure will enable devices and solutions to connect and provide a seamless education experience to the student and teacher community, as well as to the school managements.
Addressing the need to strengthen the education solutions ecosystem, Ms. Debjani Ghosh - Vice President, Sales and Marketing Group and Managing Director, Intel South Asia, said, “Education is one of the most powerful tools we have for unlocking economic opportunity, and for building a strong foundation for a Digital India. Technology is also playing an increasingly critical role in enabling anytime, anywhere learning, without compromising on data privacy and security. Over the past decade, Intel and Intel® Foundation have invested more than $1 billion in over 100 countries, towards universal education programs. This initiative to create a comprehensive ecosystem is another such endeavor to establish an accessible digital infrastructure that enables affordable solutions.”
Dr. Jatinder Singh, Sr. Secretary, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, commented, “Chamber is happy to partner with Intel for promoting technology in education. Technology will be the center stage in every part of the curriculum and this will exponentially enhance the digitally literacy rate in our country. PHD Chamber believes that ICTs can empower teachers and learners and can transform teaching and learning processes to student-centered from teacher-centered.”
In this education solutions ecosystem, device manufacturers such as Acer, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Lenovo, Micromax, Datamini, and iBall, will continue to provide a spectrum of Intel® Architecture based devices, which includes devices powered by the Intel® Pentium® Processor A1020, which can meet the price performance expectations of a wide range of customers. The Education Solution Providers will help deploy management solutions for schools, classrooms, content and learning, and also manage student information systems. In addition, Education Application Providers will enable software apps that help foster skills in the communication, collaboration, MDM (mobile device management), and virtual collaboration tools space. Finally, digital content publishers will focus on delivering locally relevant curriculum and content.
Building on half a century of technology leadership, and more than a decade of experience in creating education solutions worldwide, Intel is aware of the need for a comprehensive approach towards building a 21st century learning environment in India. Through various digital literacy initiatives, including co-founding the National Digital Literacy Mission with NASSCOM in 2012, the company has continuously collaborated with the Government to drive macro-level change, by bringing the power of technology to an untapped generation of users.