Tablets for a cause
This innovation will enable teachers to categorize students as fast learners, average learners and slow learners.
At 37, Rohit Pande is a CEO launching his latest innovation tablet. An IIT Delhi and IIM Culcutta graduate, He has worked on creating a personalized education tablet 'Classpad'.
The tablet facilitates personalized and interactive learning in the classroom. The software enables testing students, problem-solving, creativity and application of language skills. It is for students from class III onwards.
With a touch screen, 7 hour battery life, 1.3 Ghz processing speed, a built in memory of 4 GB expandable upto 8 GB, the classpad is available in two modules - trolley model for multiple student usage in the classroom and one tablet per child(OTPC) model, which students can carry home.
Launching the tablet on December 29, 2011, Pande said "When we started out we wanted to focus on webbased education which eventually failed. After working on various interactive learning programmes in the last two years we finally came out with our innovation classpad."
With the launch 22 schools across the country have tied up for the installation of the device, including Fr Agnel School Delhi, SSB Bangalore and Centre Point School Nagpur.
The tablet is available in three sizes - seven, eight and ten inches and costs between 7,500-14,000. However the tablet is not available for retail sale yet, it is available only for schools.
Setting up his own venture as CEO of Classteacher Learning Systems in 2000, Pande along with Sameer Buti his former classmate at IIT, decided on taking education to a different level through designing programmes for personalized education.
"Since our education system does not differentiate students according to their learning capabilities, the tablet will enable teachers to categorize students as fast learners, average learners and slow learners." concluded pande.