Datawind tablets to have CK-12 content for free

Nov 18 2013, 17:57 IST
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The US based not-for-profit education content provider will give free, but high quality, maths and science material. Reuters The US based not-for-profit education content provider will give free, but high quality, maths and science material. Reuters
SummaryCK-12 content will come pre-installed on most DataWind devices from now on, the company said.

Pushing its mission to see smart devices as education tools, DataWind, makers of the ‘Aakash’ and other affordable tablets in the UbiSlate series, have partnered with American education provider CK-12 Foundation for free mathematics and science learning content.

The US based not-for-profit education content provider will give free, but high quality, maths and science material that can be used by teachers, students, schools and parents, a release by Datawind said. CK-12 content will come pre-installed on most DataWind devices from now on, the company said.

“Our aim is to enable and equip every student in India with implements of learning that spawn interest in higher academic achievement – in this case the tablet PC. Rich, free, interactive, referential and engaging educational content is an imperative for their success," said CEO Suneet Singh Tuli.

Tuli has often said that connected devices could become the greatest teachers as it gives students access to the largest treasure trove of knowledge in the modern era, the Internet.

“Access to high quality education for primary and secondary schools shouldn’t be limited. At CK-12 we provide the content that can be accessed anytime, anywhere to improve learning,” said Neeru Khosla, Executive Director of CK-12 Foundation.

Pre-loaded content allows students to learn at their own pace, wherever they are. Plus, this content can be updated at regular intervals. Most Indian manufacturers of affordable tablets see education as their focus area and pre-load all kinds of content, relevant from nursery classes to IIT students, in their devices.

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