Integrated ecosystem brings together device manufacturers, education content publishers and solution providers to accelerate the use of Intel Architecture based products in the education system
Intel India has come out with its latest initiative to strengthen the use of technology in the education eco-system. 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.
According to the release, 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.
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, said the release.
Addressing the need to strengthen the education solutions ecosystem, Debjani Ghosh – VP, Sales and Marketing Group and MD, 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.”