Hewlett Packard has joined hands with Indian online education company, Liqvid to offer technology based education solutions across rural India. Both the companies have signed a MOU to that effect.
Liqvid, a company which we have covered before, specializes in developing bilingual solutions towards learning using technology. They have a specialized product called English Edge which can be accessed by smartphones, tablets and PCs. HP will be integrating this software in its products which power its Lab-in-Box network.
Liqvid will be promoting HP’s e-learning program called HP Life across its customer base. HP Life provides knowledge about IT and Business Skills. This collaboration is expected to bring in 300,000 more learners to the combined network.
Vivek Agarwal, MD & CEO, Liqvid spoke about the development,
“The tie-up with HP is reflective of Liqvid’s conviction that quality learning content and leading-edge technology collectively has the ability to create unique learning experiences to a diverse audience. As education specialists, we’re on continuous quest to identify scalable models and support them meaningfully. HP’s work in the education sector is very impressive, and we are very excited to now be a part of it”.
HP’s forays into providing education (Lab-in-Box) has been doing well because of the accessibility it offers for rural Indians who do not have a clue as to from where they can get quality information and by that logic, education. The rise of mobile internet usage in the countryside is heartening and this growing usage will bring with it knowledge and better educated students.