03 October 2011

Intel Donates 625 Laptops for Kerala e-Learning School Project

IT major Intel is donating 625 Classmate Laptops to six government high schools in five districts of Kerala as part of the government's IT@School Project.

The Kerala government has associated with Intel to accelerate the Smart School project, an e-learning programme in these districts.

The programme would be inaugurated by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Tuesday.

IT@School Project has enabled Kerala to become the first state in the country in implementing ICT enabled education and a role model to other states.

IT@School Project imparts training to the student and teaching staff, and each year an estimated two lakh teachers and five million students are benefitted through ICT enabled education.

K. Anvar Sadath, executive director, IT@School Project, said mobile computing infrastructure is one of the most effective eLearning environments.

"Here teachers and students are provided with laptops dedicated for their exclusive use for certain periods. Under this programme, laptops are rotated among various groups of students during the day and the students in specific batch can carry these devices home for a specified time line to get more access," said Sadath.