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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..."

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