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Technology may be the magic cure India needs for the ills that plague its school education, executives from companies providing technology solutions for classrooms said in a discussion at the World Economic Forum’s India Economic Summit, 2012.
Education has a role to play in efforts of a country looking to transforming itself from a middle-income economy to a high-income one said the discussion’s moderator, Gordon Brown, United Nations special envoy for global education and the former Prime Minister of the UK. There is “no other important issue other than education in this country or globally,” he added.
And in India, said the executives, at least some significant education challenges can be met through technology.
Talking on integrating technology with classrooms, Peje P. M. Emilsson, chairman and chief executive Magnora, Sweden, which owns education institute, Kunskapsskolan said that “there needs to be proper interface between technology and teachers. Classrooms need disruption to innovate.”
Technology will also help address the issue of quality of instruction said another executive.
Use of technology and e-learning will allow high quality teachers to expand their reach,” said Naresh Gupta, managing director, Adobe Systems India.
Indeed, the panel agreed that “the future of education is online”.
Educomp Solution’s managing director Shantanu Prakash said his company’s virtual studios allow trainers to disseminate their training to rural centres and reaches out to 100,000 students who are studying accounting this way.
And with time, as the education system and curriculum changes, newer models may emerge, said Emilsson, pointing to Salman Khan’s Khan Academy, a not for profit educational organization.
Purely in terms of price, Aakash is way ahead of Classpad in giving low cost Tablet as an option to a student. Even Ubislate, the upgraded version of Aakash scores better than the Tablet. However, what the Tablet loses in price, it compensates in features. Classpad has a 1.3GHz processor which is much more powerful than the processor available in both Ubislate (700MHz) and Aakash (366MHz). Additionally, Classpad’s 512MB of RAM is double of what is available in the other two Tablets.
The Tablet’s internal memory (4GB) is also double of that available in Aakash and Ubislate, although this crosses out since all three Tablets have the option of expanding the internal memory. Finally the Classpad Tablet has a capacitive touchscreen with 1024×600 pixel resolution in comparison to Aakash’s resistive touchscreen with 800×480 pixel resolution. This basically means that the touchscreen quality is much better in Classpad since users will have to actually press the screen for it to work on the Aakash Tablet.
So it’s basically up to the user, whether they are willing to pay a little more for a better featured Tablet, or they are happy to stick to the cheapest Tablet in the world.
But if you look at the Tablet from a general perspective instead of that of a student, the Tablet actually competes with Tablets available in the under Rs 15,000 range (since the costliest model of Classpad is priced at Rs 14,000). These include iBall Slide (Rs 13,995), Reliance 3G tab (Rs 12,999), Beetel Teletech’s Beetel Magiq (Rs 9,999), Beetel Magiq II (Rs 9,799) and Beetel Magiq Glide (Rs.11,999), Mercury’s mTab (Rs 9,499), S Mobility’s MiTab (Rs 11,990), HCL’s ME X1 (Rs 10,490) and ME AE7-A1 (Rs 10,990) and MSI’s Enjoy 7 (Rs 13,999) and Enjoy 10 (Rs 14,999).
Mind Shaper Technologies Pvt. Ltd. is looking for- Facilitator/Resource Coordinator
Education Required: (UG – Any Graduate – Any Specialization, Any Specialization, Any Specialization, Any Specialization) AND (PG – Any PG Course)
Job Title : Facilitator/Resource Coordinator for Delhi at Mind Shaper Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Classification : Education & Training Jobs
Job Type : Full-time
Location : Delhi Jobs
Country : India
Company and Contact Details
Company : Mind Shaper Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
MindShaper Technologies is pioneers in interactive classroom technology in India, offering digital classrooms solutions to over 850 schools, 1 million students and 25,000 educators all across India. Founded in 1999, by two professionals on a mission to revolutionize the process of teaching prevalent in the country; MindShaper has endeavored to blend constructivist pedagogy, innovative learning techniques and advanced information and communication technologies to offer innovative, scalable and affordable solutions to the education community.
MindShaper has been empowering technology solutions for schools in the K-12 segment for more than 12 years. One of the first companies in India to introduce Digital White Boards; develop and introduce digital content and Classpad Tablets, MindShaper Technologies is the only company to have a complete range of solutions in Digital Interactive Classroom Program, Classpad, Assessment Program, Digital Math Program, Digital Science Program, Online Program and Digital Language Program.
The MindShaper World:
In traditional education, learning is linear. Solutions offered by MindShaper Technologies reflect more closely on the complex and multidimensional nature of life outside the school. They stimulate interaction by encouraging deeper and active participation in the learning process, thus liberating teaching and learning from the constraints of a linear curriculum. The idea is to bring out the latent talent in every student, which conventional classroom methodologies are not geared towards.
MindShaper fundamental beliefs that inform and drive the innovation process:
a) Voluntary learner participation is critically linked to superior learning outcomes
b) The teacher plays a pivotal role as a mentor, facilitator and interpreter of reality
c) Technology and tools must support the primary pedagogic agenda and not vice versa
MindShaper Technologies believe our role is that of catalyst in the eventual movement towards a globally accessible “Personalized Learning and Differentiated Teaching” environment.
Fidelity invests $15-mn in MindShaper Technologies
Private equity firm Fidelity Growth Partners India has invested about $15 million (Rs 67 crore) to acquire an undisclosed minority stake in Delhi-based MindShaper Technologies.
MindShaper, which operates under the Classteacher Learning Systems brand, is into K-12 educational content in the country.
“Fidelity Growth Partners India (FGPI) invests up to $15 million to acquire a significant minority stake in Mind Shaper Technologies,” the Delhi-based firm said in a statement.
The investment would be used to expand the company’s product portfolio.
“This investment will help us enhance our product offering as well as expand into new segments of education. We see this as a key milestone in our evolution and are glad to partner with FGPI to achieve our goal to support learning and teaching in classrooms across India,” Classteacher Learning Systems CEO Rohit Pande said.
As part of the investment, Kabir Narang and Raul Rai would join the board of MindShaper Technologies as representatives of FIL Capital Advisors (India), the private equity advisory arm for Fidelity Growth Partners.
MindShaper has been working with over 500 schools and about half a million students providing consulting and innovative technology solutions in the area of school education.
Fidelity Growth Partners India is India-focused private equity arm of Fidelity International. It focuses on cross-sector growth capital investing and seeks to invest in firms with an investment sizes ranging from $10 million to $50 million.
MindShaper Technologies Needs Freshers – Software Engineer
Position : Vacant Software Engineer
Company Name : Mind Shaper Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Company Profile : An educational technology company providing E learning Solutions. Company designs, markets and implements solutions targeting the School segment.
Job Description :
The selected candidate would develop components and technologies for our ERP software, that is helping schools transform their administration as well as teaching/ learning processes.
Desired Profile :
We are looking for brilliant minds for the post of Software Engineer in our Product Development team. The candidate should have excellent computer science fundamentals and a good understanding of data structures & RDBMS.
Maximum Experience: 0 – 2 years
Industry Type: Software Services
Functional Area: IT Software – (ERP / CRM)
Work Location : Delhi
Education UG – B.Tech/B.E. – Any Specialization
PG – MCA – Computers
Contact Information :
Mind Shaper Technologies Pvt Ltd.
A-1, 1st floor, Phase-I
Naraina Industrial Area
New Delhi-110028, India
Toll Free: 1800-103-6768
Email us: email@example.com