In coming years, the Aakash-II Tablet launched by MHRD, is likely to become a ubiquitous tool in the hands of students. This research aims at developing useful Open Source applications and contents for different versions of the tablet. These will range from animations to scientific computing, and will encompass the entire educational spectrum covering schools, colleges, and professional studies.
GL Bajaj as being one of the Aakash II Tablet centre is proud to be part of this project. Under this collaborative work, the plan is to deploy Aakash-II Tablet in selective engineering colleges in India with two objectives. The first one is to test and enhance the effectiveness of these tablets for use of classroom environment. The second is development of new educational applications and contents on Aakash-II Tablet, largely through final year R&D projects done by BE/ME students.
The objective of this workshop is to introduce the tablet computers in general, and Aakash tablets in particular, to the participating faculty. The emphasis will be on using applications specially developed for Aakash at IIT Bombay, for effective use of these tablets in the educational process.
Following topics covered in the workshop:
Introduction to tablet computers and Aakash
Applications available on Android platform
Special educational applications
Clicker software for conducting tests
Proximity application to develop interactive lessons
Programming environment on Aakash (C, C++, Python)