HCL Learning, the education and talent development division of HCL Infosystems, has launched MyEduWorld, an interactive learning app that includes school curriculum in digital format. The MyEduWorld is available in two formats — as a MyEduWorld tablet and MyEduWorld Drive for PCs and Laptops on Windows platform which comes pre-loaded with content.
MyEduWorld will provide school curriculum books from KG to Standard 12 in digital format. At the time of writing this article, it’s not clear whether they provide the different school curriculum books based on boards such as state boards and central boards. We have contacted HCL and would update the post once we receive a response.
Apart from that, the app will be equipped with a quiz engine, educational applications, games, educational videos and ebooks, according to the company. MyEduWorld also offers 2D-3D animations, real-life examples, step-by-step illustrations and claims to offer more than 25,000 solved examples and 15,000 quizzes. It also has educational applications like problem solver, online encyclopedia, live-videos etc., available free of charge. Students and parents can keep a track of their study analysis over reports.
MyEduWorld Drive: MyEduWorld Drive, a USB drive, is compatible with Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7. It is available in two versions: 8GB for grade 1-5 & grade 6-7 and a 16GB version for grade 8-10. The drive will pre-bundled with educational content for Maths & Science. The drive is priced at Rs 1,999- Rs 2,699 depending on the content.
Tablet: MyEduWorld for tablets is currently available in U1 and X1 models running on Android (OS 2.3 and 4.0) and will soon be available on other HCL ME Tablets as well. The tablet will be priced at Rs 9,999. At the time of writing this article, it’s not clear whether the tablets will also be pre-bundled with apps like BookMyShow, Clear Trip, Hungama, Money Control. From the looks of it, it appears that HCL has re-launched their previous tablets with new school curriculum content. We have contacted HCL and would update the post once we get more on this.
MyEduWorld, the tablet and the USB Drive, is available for purchase through the HCL Store online, Book shops, Retail shops, DDMS network & other online portals from Flipkart, Yokibu, and others across India.
Other developments: Previously, HCL had launched three educational tablets, My Edu Tab U1, My Edu Tab K12 and My Edu Tab HE. Apart from that, HCL had also launched a beta version of its cloud-based learning initiative, called ‘Learn On Cloud‘ which offers various personalized learning courses in the IT segment to students.
Apart from that, Pearson, the media group behind Financial Times, publishing house Penguin, and education brands like Longman, and Prentice Hall, had launcheda new tablet-based education solution for schools in India, MX Touch.
E-Learning company iProf Learning Solutions, also offers a personal education tablet device. It recently launched an online service, TheDigiLibrary.com, which offers free education content including video lectures, animation, notes, and other interactive content, in addition to premium services like 24X7 teaching assistance and home delivery of content on tablets and memory cards. It also offers an app for Android tablets that allows users to stream video content. The company offers bundled plans with tablets for which it has tied-up with device makers like HCL, Karbonn, and others.
Online publishing solutions provider Pressmart had also launched a tablet-based learning solution which allows schools and students to store and access books, study modules, assessments, and notices and also offer student, teacher, parent and admin modules to regulate the student’s school activity.
Edutor Technologies also offers its own education solution for Android tablets called ‘Augmented Classroom Solution (ACS)’ through which it offered learning material like digitized textbooks, multimedia material, interactive concept maps and assessments complementing the school syllabus on Android-based Tablets.