ClassPad Tablet For Students Launched.
The world's cheapest tablet Aakash has got a new competitor in the ClassPad tablet. Developed by Delhi-based education solutions provider Classteacher Learning Systems, ClassPad has now been launched in India.
Founded by Rohit Pande and Sameer Buti, two IIT Delhi alumni, Mind Shaper Technologies, known by the brand name Classteacher Learning Systems, provides classrooms technologies powered by new-age teaching tools and interactive content.
Reportedly running on Android, the ClassPad tablet for students comes equipped with a touchscreen with a 7-hour battery life, 1.3 Ghz processing speed, a built-in memory of 4GB and up to 8GB expandable memory. Enabled with Wi-Fi, the ClassPad tablet will offer a special feature called artificial intelligence (AI) which will help categorise intelligence levels in students. This feature will help encourage the intelligent students to excel further, but will also direct those who're comparatively weaker.
"We wanted to bring in personalisation and make learning more interactive and fun," said the 37-year-old Pande. Pande said that getting teachers to adopt technology in the classroom was a major challenge. The interactive white board helped create the market as the board's visual impact was easy to see immediately.
Depending on its screen size, ClassPad is priced in the range of of Rs 7,500-14,500. The high-end version comes with a trolley model size for the students. A trolley model comprises 40 tablets within a single trolley, which can be shared amongst 12 classes in a single day. To avail this trolley model, students need to pay Rs 100 per month while using a tablet for four periods in a week’s time.
Preloaded with educational content based on the NCERT syllabus, the ClassPad tablet will enable students to use and download 7,000 education applications on the cloud. The ClassPad tablet will be available in the market in three variants--ClassPad 7, ClassPad 8 and ClassPad 10. The company is also in the process of making this device available online for general buyers.