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Intel, NIIT to boost tech learning

Source: PTI
November 22, 2004 17:15 IST
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World's largest chipmaker Intel and NIIT have signed a memorandum of understanding to significantly enhance the use of technology-assisted learning in schools.

As per the MoU, Intel and NIIT will seek to double the number of Indian schools benefiting from computer-assisted education to 80,000 by 2010, a statement issued in New Delhi said.

The two companies will also set up collaborative teams, with professionals from the IT industry, educationists and community members, to support the country's most 'challenging' technology induction initiative in schools.

"Together with NIIT, we aim to infuse global best known practices into India's education system and introduce technology-assisted learning in this vast country," said Craig Barrett, CEO of Intel.

"Intel will contribute technology strengths to NIIT's content creation, curriculum delivery and education process management capability to enhance education across India," he added.

The two will also develop new technologies and education models to make technology-assisted learning more affordable and accessible.

They will work with governments and education planners to define new ICT deployment models, devise IT education standards and build replicable learning models.
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