Micrsoft alliance with Oztern technology coming up with innovative solutions in the education sector using Microsoft Windows Azure in first cloud based tablet solution for school student’s called “E-tutor”tablet PC. Microsoft Window Azure which offers PaaS service will provide the OS structure on these tablet PC’s.
Priced at Re 7500 inclusive of content, this tablet is expected to hit the market by April 2012 onwards.Though internet would be required to access the applications like white board, which will be built into this tablet PC. Internet security and access was a major concern and keeping that in mind,there is a built in synchronization module in device, allow the device connect but with restrict access to internet, thus making it safer place for children’s.
Lessons will be made available to the learner through personalized Tablet PCs, and regular content updates will be made available through a unique cloud – tablet synch mechanism, thus making sure that the device connects only to the relevant locations to access content
Cloud computing is a technology that uses internet and central remote servers to maintain data and applications. Cloud computing allows consumers and businesses to use applications without installation and access their personal files at any computer with internet access. This technology allows for much more efficient computing by centralizing storage, memory, processing and bandwidth.
With Microsoft Windows Azure they will be using cloud PaaS (platform as a service) to facilitate the education system in India. However being priced at Re 7500 this product will be remaining out of reach from the masses.Also not sure of how many schools in India would consider this approach of interactive learning, though this is an innovative thought as demand is raising for making the study fun and learning experience for children’s. Just like E-tutor, earlier a Tablet “Aakash” was also launched by Govt of India, keeping masses as focus point of technology revolution. Aakash unlike E-tutor has an Android based OS and is available at cheaper price Re 1500- 2000 only.
E-tutor is first one of its kind interactive learning solution, which will be using Cloud computing as a platform.