Wipro Turns To Colleges For Educating Youth About Data Analytics As Demand Surges

Wipro Technologies is in active talks with engineering colleges to introduce courses in Data Analytics as part of their curriculum.Understanding the increasing demand of qualified engineers especially in the field of Data Analytics and Big Data in general, Wipro appears to have spearheaded a campaign that might eventually see the addition of a new subject or maybe even a new stream to existing curriculum. What...
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Coursera Has Launched An Android App

Coursera, one of the first and significant companies to have pioneered the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), has announced the launch of its Android app. This comes three months after the service launched an iOS app.Users can now take classes and do assignments straight from their mobiles and tablets. Before this, users had to take recourse to their laptops and that would undoubtedly mean that you...
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Intel Unleashes 10 Inch Education Tablet For Schools

Intel has joined the bandwagon of players like HCL, Micromax and latest addition Metis Learning and launched tablet for educational purposes. Dubbed as ‘Intel Education Tablet’, it boasts a 10 inch screen and runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. It is powered by 1.2 GHz dual-core Atom Z2520 processor and offers optional 3G support. The tablet was launched by Intel at the ongoing Bett 2014 education...
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OLPC Announces XO-2 And XO-10 Tablets At CES

The One Laptop Per Child Project (OLPC) has announced two new tablets for kids. They made the announcement at CES 2014. The two tablets are called OLPC XO-2 and XO-10. Both the tablets run a modified version of Android. Both tablets are somewhat the same except for some changes in specifications and OS features.The XO-2 is priced at around $149 (Rs. 9200) and features a 7 inch LCD touchscreen with...
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Free Online Education Service Coursera Reaches New Milestones

Since its founding 2 years ago, Coursera has been growing at a very good pace. The startup pioneered the MOOC model and many new services like EdX, Iversity, Udacity have also now been established.Coursera provides free online courses to students all over the world by partnering with Universities throughout the globe and getting their courses online for students to learn. I have taken a few courses...
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With Codechef For Schools, Directi Aims To Get More Indian Students Involved In Programming

Directi’s Codechef is billed as an educational platform for aspiring programmers and developers. The site is sort of a social learning experiences where programmers can learn, practise and compete in programming challenges and contests. Directi has now announced that they will be bringing Codechef to school kids in the country by launching Codechef for schools.Codechef for Schools is a non-commercial...
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HP Partners With Liqvid For Its Lab-In-Box Effort

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...
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Now Schools Promoting BYOD Culture Among Students

The corporate world had been taking a milder stand on bringing personal devices at work for some time now. It seems perhaps the same intentions are being displayed by the educational institutes as well. A few schools like Delhi Public School & Dehradun’s Doon School have started to take a completely supportive stand towards students bringing in electronic gadgets like tablets, smartphones...
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We Speak To Vivek Agarwal Of Liqvid About The Online Education Scenario In India

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The potential of making education more accessible is immense these days with the proliferation of the Internet around the country. It is not surprising there is considerable interest being shown in the segment by both VCs and startups.One of the companies that provides online education services is Liqvid which calls itself an e-learning company. Currently, their focus is on English Edge, their new...
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Curated Online Learning Comes To India; GyaanExchange.com Launches A ‘Video Encyclopedia’

Gyaanexchange.com has launched its web based open learning platform which offers over 100 hours of curated educational/academic content.   Classes pertain to various fields like Technology, Mathematics, Literature, etc.With this effort, the concept of curated online learning enters India. Currently, lectures on Freelance Journalism, Mathematics, are currently available for you to enroll in. While...
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