New Delhi : DataWind Inc and SKILLSdox Inc have partnered to offer SKILLSdox’s online education marketplace on selective DataWind low cost Internet-enabled tablets launching March 2016.
Datawind’s tablets, which aresold bundled with one year of unlimited Internet access,will feature SKILLSdox’s online education marketplace, School of Skill, which provides access to high quality resources from the world’s top educators.
Earlier this year, SKILLSdox received a USD 30 million investment from the largest media conglomerate in India, BCCL (Times Group), to support the marketing of online education through TV, radio, digital, newsprint and billboards. The campaign is expected to reach upwards of 80 percent of India’s population.
SKILLSdox will focus on building awareness for its online education programs in partnership with top global institutions such as Udemy, Centum Learning, BSEI, Emerit and edX, which provide university-level courses across a wide range of disciplines.
To address these challenges, India’s Minister of Finance, Arun Jaitley, has established the National Skills Development Council ( NSDC) and India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has introduced multiple mandates including providing education to 500 million people by 2022 and digitalizing the country by providing Internet access.
“The large number of Indian people in need of formal education coupled with the shortage of skilled teachers and a focus on the digitalization of India presents a tremendous opportunity for online education,” commented Brad Loiselle, President and CEO of SKILLSdox.
Suneet Tuli, CEO of Datawind, added: “DataWind’s low-cost Internet-enabled tablets are the perfect way to deliver online educational resources to people across India. Because of our unique technology, the educational resources offered on SKILLSdox’s platform have the ability to change the lives of millions of Indian people-even those in rural villages.”
As the leader in low-cost Internet connectivity, Datawind’s mission is to provide Internet access, which has the ability to create tremendous social and economic benefits, to billions of unconnected people. (ANI)