Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Pearson to bring tablets for students starting Rs 7,000


MX Touch will be available in three versions: MX Touch - ActiveTouch, MX Touch - DigitALly and MX Touch - Ultimate.

Education and learning company, Pearson Education has announced that it will bring tablets for students in India with specialised educational content, starting Rs 7,000.

The announcement came alongside the showcase of Pearson's latest MX Touch-ActiveTouch platform that gives school children access to more helpful personalised and collaborative digital learning with rich digital content, 3D animations, quizzes and videos.

"MX Touch is aligned to the school syllabus and comes bundled with tablets at a variety of prices, thereby making it affordable and accessible to the broadest possible cross section of students. While supporting the core syllabus, the service will also help promote ICT (Information and Communication Technology) in school education in India by familiarising students with the latest learning technology," it said in a press release.

The product also allows parents to monitor the academic progress of their children. This is done via easy access to assignments and difficult lessons covered during school hours and archived assessments and tests.

MX Touch will be available in three versions: MX Touch - ActiveTouch, MX Touch - DigitALly and MX Touch - Ultimate.

MX Touch - Active-Touch has digitised textbooks and is available in four subjects -English, Science, Mathematics and Hindi - for classes 3 to 8. Engaging animations, captivating videos from BBC Motion Gallery, and a host of interactive activities and worksheets will help the teacher add to their lessons. ActiveTouch instantly cuts the environmental impact of printing multiple textbooks and the number of books a student would have to carry with them during their school day.

Naveen Rajlani, senior vice president and head - school division, Pearson Education India, said, "MX Touch-ActiveTouch is a flexible combination of graded content and exciting new digital resources. Its assessment module personalises learning and analyses progress. It will help lighten the schoolbag as the textbooks are now digital."

MX Touch-ActiveTouch variants are available in 7 and 10 inch tablets from preferred tablet manufacturers. According to Pearson, the 7 inch tablets will be priced under Rs 7,000, while the 10 inch bundled pack will cost Rs 12,000 approximately.

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