India would have to spend about 10 billion euros per year to a comparable level to reach. That would be 1 percent of GDP only on textbooks. The national mission on education through information and communication techology”, whose budget will fund the storage device, is exactly at this point. Reading the corresponding press release of the Indian Ministry of human resource development is extremely revealing, she explained but the purpose of the provided 46 billion rupees ( 740 million euros) for the next five years. There should, for example, e-knowledge contents, free of costs to Indians”are made available. By the same author: luscha baumwald. The program also speaks of experimentation and field trial in the area of performance optimization of low cost access devices for use of ICT in education”. The Internet portal sakshat’ is such a field trial here a first step and the presented device.
N.K. Sinha, Joint Secretary of the Ministry of human resource development, declared according to the Indian newspaper the Hindu”, that the cost of the Unit about the money match should emits a student per year for his textbooks. “And he added: If bandwidth charges fall further, the device can work wonders”. Of course, not all these opinion share. Who believes that purpose electronic devices which first and foremost it can be measured, how well you Warcraft to play world or the latest Hollywood – (or in this case Bollywood-) blockbuster can be viewed, will likely regret the poor Indian students who will eke out their existence with such inferior equipment must. But if you look at the project as an attempt to open a real educational opportunity the bulk of Indian schoolchildren, then you can hope only that is on the side of Indian politics nobody irritate by unwarranted criticism from the outside. “by Volker Oberkircher sources: Ministry of human resource development: press release national mission on education through information and communication techology” (pib.nic.in/release/release.asp?relid=47165) “” “” Ministry of human resource development: Mission document national mission on education through information and communication techology “(education.nic.in/dl/MissionDocument.pdf) Fox News: India’s ‘ $10 laptop’ revealed as nearly useless brick” (www.foxnews.com/ story/0,2933,487746,00.html) the Hindu: ‘Ultra-low-cost’ access device introduced “(www.hindu.com/ 2009/02/04/stories/2009020457282000.htm) Internet portal sakshat ‘ (www.sakshat.ac.in/) VdS bildungsmedien e.V.: educational media market by province 2005-2008” (www.vds-bildungsmedien.de/ publikationen/downloads/markt-lernmittelfreiheit/bildungsmedienmarkt-2005-bis-2008.pdf) Federal Statistical Office Germany: “By the year 2020 expected to be 2 million young people are less” (www.destatis.de/ jetspeed/portal/cms/Sites/destatis/Internet/DE/Presse/pm/zdw/2004/PD04__032__p002,templateId=renderPrint.psml) UNICEF: “India statistics” (www.unicef.org/ infobycountry/india_india_statistics.html #27)