New software has been developed by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) in India, which will provide courses in e-learning. The courses will be sent out to the public through television set-top boxes and the Pune-based C-DAC has tied up with the Educational Media Research Centre for the project.
Officials have said that a total of 80 courses will be offered, which will be available on set-top boxes soon. The latest software will be launched in the presence of the chief minister of Maharashtra Prithviraj Chauhan in Pune. The service will be released on April 11, 2013 on the foundation day of C-DAC.
Mahesh Kulkarni, the C-DAC head of the language technology, while addressing a news conference on April 10, 2013 said, “Most e-learning software programmes available now are one way. However, the software we developed is interactive and the users can get themselves engaged in it through quizzes and other programmes.”
The new software will offer distance learning facility to the citizens. Users can receive the facility at their own convenience while sitting at home, on topics which range from healthcare to commerce and governance to entertainment. C-DAC will also be launching a tool mainly for pathology labs, which help in human blood sampling.