Few weeks back, we covered an elearning device, iBerry, a tablet that doubles up as an elearning device plus 3G compatible mobile phone.
A Hyderabad based company has now launched Edutor Advantage e40, a handheld Home Learning Device for K-10 school students and the device is available in bookstores like Landmark, Himalaya Book World and Central Book Shop.
Advantage e40 user interface is very intuitive and easy to use for children of all ages. The touchscreen device is preloaded with a student’s class-specific, curriculum-aligned content with an option to upgrade as the student moves to higher classes.
In addition to subjects like Maths, Science, Social Studies and English, Advantage e40 features Extra-curricular activities – Basics of Cricket, Yoga & Karate, Spoken English Content & Wikipedia topics . The device also offers self assessment with its practice tests and questions for every topic and is aligned with CBSE’s new Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) initiative.
The device costs Rs. 5845 (+4% tax) and the content costs Rs. 1635/ (+ 4% tax).
Given that a lot of Android device manufacturers are also targeting eLearning space, do you think there is enough opportunity, esp. when it comes to building a hugely profitable business, selling device + content (and not so much of apps) ?
Also, is tablet version of books enough to improve the education system in India?