E-learning startup Edutor Technologies has raised Rs 2 crore from Hyderabad Angels, led by serial entrepreneur Sashi Reddi. The company intends to use the funds raised to develop products and solutions in the learning and education space.
Hyderabad-based Edutor Technologies develops and markets interactive learning platforms for for K12 students on touch devices like Tablets PCs or iPads. The company also claims to have partnerships with several International and Indian educational content publishers. It currently has offices in Hyderabad and Bangalore and intends to expand its presence to other cities in the near future.
Edutor E40: According to the company website, Edutor currently offers an out-of-the-box hand-held device platform, Edutor E40 which is a combination of hardware, operating system and educational content.
It has a 4.3-inch LCD-backlit touch screen and is pre-loaded with a complete year’s curriculum from key subjects like Maths, Science, Social Studies and English, in the forms of audio-visual lessons. E40 currently offers CBSE Curriculum (Class 3-10), AP State Board Curriculum (Class 3-10) and ICSE Curriculum (Class 3-10).
In addition, the platform also offers interactive MCQ (Multiple Choice Question) type tests in Maths, Science and Social Studies for each topic or chapter, basics on Cricket, Yoga and Karate and a pre-loaded Cambridge School Dictionary with pronunciations.
Other Offerings in the Education space: Earlier this month, Cloud-based education company AcrossWorld Education had partnered with the Delhi-based company Go-Tech, to launch a low cost education focused Android tablet called ‘ATab’. Priced at Rs 5000, the tablet offered three years free access to AcrossWorld’s Education Bridge platform and was expected to be hit the markets in March second week.
Apart from that, iProf also offers an education tablet which runs on Android OS with a iProf’s Learning Management System pre-loaded on it. The Indian government had also launched the Aakash tablet which was designed, developed and manufactured by DataWind in collaboration with IIT Rajasthan, under the HRD Ministry’s National Mission on Education through Information & Communication Technology (NME-ICT). Reports suggest that an upgraded Aakash tablet would be launched in April with no hike in its price.
Geodesic, the digital messaging and content solutions provider had also announced its intentions to launch a education device which, according to the company, will come two variants- a Linux based one for parental control, meant for smaller kids, and an Android based one for access to Android apps.