NEW DELHI: Datawind, which revolutionised digital educational technology with its low cost Ubislate range of PC Tablets, has signed a strategic partnership with TES India http://www.tesindia.com.
With this strategic partnership Datawind would be able to offer a huge library of 5,00,000 ready-to-use teaching material to its end users. Datawind is targeting teachers’ community via this strategic partnership. Teachers and institutions can choose to teach their students absolutely free of cost by using this library. They can also teach their students an international syllabus, which can help them keep in sync with global standards.
Datawind CEO and president Suneet Singh Tuli said: “We aim to bring a PC Tablet for every student in India, but the hardware itself is not enough to serve the purpose of empowerment. This partnership will allow Datawind users to access high quality, interactive and engaging educational content for free. Also this partnership will strengthen teacher’s community so that they can deliver quality education which is a need of the hour by Young India.”
An application created for the purpose will have learning materials available for several courses like Bachelor of Arts, B.Com, B. Ed, general awareness, entire CBSE content, educational presentations, discussion on social topics and many more. One can even learn and teach Sanskrit online by use of this application!
There is content available for special need of special children which will help teachers to understand different cases.
TES is the world’s largest and 105 years-old online community by the teachers for the teachers.
TES general manager Sachin Kapoor said: “We are delighted to be working with Datawind. We are committed to driving excellence in the education sector, and this partnership will help teachers to access the very best classroom resources – lesson plans, assessments, worksheets, presentations and more”.
The most amazing feature is that teachers can find employment for themselves and on the other hand students will be able to locate a great career guide for themselves too as it has Jobs services on the portal that is not chargeable.
There is a selection of the most popular lesson plans covering math, English, geography, history, science, physical and health education and expressive arts. You can download as many of these lesson plans as you like for free - all you have to do is join TES India. Registration is free and takes less than a minute,” added Kapoor.