Linux.com: Open Source is Key to Reaching 500 Million Indian Children
Feb 23, 2007, 20:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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"To support more than 650,000 villages and one half billion
youths who need education, the Confederation of Indian Industry
(CII) created a nonprofit organization called Shiksha India in
2001. One of Shiksha's primary initiatives was the creation of a
collaborative online Web portal, which the president of India
launched in a formal ceremony last month. The new e-learning and
collaboration portal uses open source technology such as Moodle,
Drupal, and MediaWiki.
"CII-Shiksha India focuses on equipping schools with five
fundamental needs: computers, connectivity, coaching (teacher
training), content, and commercial sustainability..."