HCL launches new education tab and bundled content USB drive for schools

HCL has launched Android based MyEduWorld (U1) tablet and MyEduWorld–Drive for PCs and laptops for Windows platform.

The android version of the device runs on 4.0.3 (ice-cream sandwich) operating system and has  7 inch capacitive multi touch screen with Cortex A8 1 Ghz processor.

Android enabled MyEduWorld tab comes with 1GB RAM  and has 0.3 mega pixel primary camera with Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity. The device storage capacity can be expandable upto 32GB. Priced at Rs 9999, the tab comes with NCERT mapped content from KG to higher secondary and has content focused feature like key revision points, worksheet, practice exercise etc.

To track self-learning, tab gives access to assessment engine which is a gateway to more than 75,000 + question banks and quiz. On application front, the device offers online encyclopedia, problem solver and my studio – live videos and illustrations.

On the other hand, MyEduWorld–Drive for PCs and laptops on Windows platform  which comes preloaded with NCERT (only science and maths) from grade 1 to 10, solved examples, practice exercise, worksheet and experiments.

The Windows based drive supports Windows Vista and above version and requires minimum pentium 4 or newer processor. The device (PC or laptop) should have minimum 1GB RAM, 10GB free hard disk space and Internet connection to access MyEduWorld–Drive.

The drive comes with 8 and 16GB USB drives pre-bundled with animations, concept explanation and educational applications such as self assessments, practice exercise and quiz amongst others. Its priced at Rs 1,999 (8GB) for grade 1 to 5 – Rs 2,399 (8GB) for grade 6 to 7- Rs 2,699 (16GB) for grade 8 to 10.

Presently, adoption of online courses and consumption of pre-bundled content on tablet devices in India is quite low. However, gradually both would gather momentum as the  higher education segment and coaching classes take to the e-route.Growing expenses on textbooks, accessibility on the go and faculties’ ability to craft relevant and contemporary study material would drive the adoption rate. If ambitious projects undertaken by government such as providing low cost tablet Aakash to the students across the country get implemented, undoubtedly adoption of online courses will get a strong leg up.

Read: Slates to Tablets: Bundled content sends Indian schools on a digital quest
Recommended Read: List: Educational Tablets in India [Price, Specification Compared]

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