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Hindustan Times: MP Brings Computer-Enabled Education to Rural Schools

Jul 28, 2003, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Madhya Pradesh is witnessing a silent revolution in the field of education with 'Headstart', a computer-enabled programme, at the elementary level in rural schools.

"Headstart, one of the largest computer-enabled education programmes in the country was initiated by the Rajiv Gandhi Shiksha Mission (RGSM) of Madhya Pradesh government. The programme is aimed at making learning process interactive and interesting through computers in rural schools across the state...

"'However, it is too early to talk about the response of the students to the programme where it has been launched recently. In the second phase we have used open source technology in which the main programme coding is available to all for modification, customisation and improvement. We are optimistic about its success too...'"

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