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Alliance demos broad-end user classroom solution

Posted: 04 Aug 2008     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Ecosystem Vendor Alliance  Intel-powered classmate PCs  Eindia  management software 

At eINDIA 2008, Intel and several members of the newly-formed Ecosystem Vendor Alliance (EVA) demonstrated a broad end-user education solution optimised for Intel-powered classmate PCs.

Recognising that educators need more than just hardware and management software to utilise the benefits of technology-enhanced learning, the Alliance connects ICT and education members from around the world by letting them share common opportunities, resources and experience. The Alliance also provides tools, training, sales and marketing collateral, and online match-making of ecosystem partners in addition to allowing vendors to list their products or services on www.classmatepc.com, where educators can search for applications, tools and content that will meet specific needs by subject, age, language and country.

Today the Alliance includes: operating system vendors (OSVs); independent software vendors (ISVs) who provide educational software applications for classroom use and edutainment applications for retail use; independent content providers (ICPs) who provide local educational content for specific school subjects; independent hardware vendors (IHVs) who provide peripherals and accessories (with control software) as educational tools for classrooms and retail edutainment packages; and educational service providers (ESPs), who provide various services to ensure the successful implementation of technology-enhanced education in the classroom.

Intel will be ramping up the benefits of the Ecosystem Vendor Alliance programme, the functionality of the www.classmatepc.com website, and the number of members worldwide in the coming months. With more configuration designs in the pipeline, Intel is determined to deliver more products that bring PC accessibility closer to end users the world over.

Ecosystem Vendor Alliance members who participated at eINDIA:

  • Educomp is India's leading education solution provider and a global provider of end to end technological and pedagogical solutions for education.
  • Edurite is a leader in technology enabled education who has over the past eight years, established itself in verticals such as schools, publishing, retail covering more than million users through published content, and over 300,000 students directly through schools and off the shelf products.
  • Edutech is an e-learning company based in India, has in five years, established itself as a forerunner in developing patented products, processes and technologies global market.
  • HeyMath! is a specialist provider of world-class digital Math curricula which improves student performance by dispelling the fear of Math and building critical thinking skills for the 21st century.
  • NetSupport is a class leading training software solution, providing teachers with the ability to instruct, monitor and interact with their students either individually, as a pre-defined group or to the overall class. NetSupport School is UK based and specialises in the development of commercial software packages to manage and support local and Wide Area Computer Networks.
  • SMART Technologies is both the industry pioneer and market-segment leader in easy-to-use interactive whiteboards and other group collaboration tools and is based in Calgary, Canada.
  • Sudhiksha is a technology based solution provider with a mission of offering innovative solutions for teaching and learning.




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