October 2007

The Revolution of Interactive Whiteboards in Indian School

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One of the oldest and prestigious Education Trust in Mumbai was looking at completely overhauling the teaching methodology by using latest ICT in the classrooms. This school which is having branches all over Maharashtra and now in AP and other states follow different curriculum, like State Government Board ,CBSE, ICSE, CIE, and IB, at different schools. They started by having six units of touch sensitive interactive whiteboards in the year 2005. But this experiment was not that successful because of the inherent problems with this membrane technology boards. The surface is very delicate to handle and more so because of  the environment in which they are used in the Indian schools , they are more susceptible for damages. Also any accidental touch on the board would create annotations on the surface. The school also faced some problems in the after sales support. The school also wanted some world class interactive content which can be used on these interactive whiteboards.

Foundation e-Learning, proposed a complete solution- FX-77 to the school, encompassing the sturdiest of the interactive whiteboards and one of the best curriculum software for interactive whiteboard

Foundatione -Learning (http://www.cambridgeindia.org/fbelearning. asp) , the fully owned company of Cambridge University Press India and marketing partners of Hitachi StarBoards in South Asia approached this school and proposed a complete solution encompassing the sturdiest of the interactive whiteboards and one of the best curriculum software for interactive whiteboard. They suggested the school FX-77 (Ultrasound , Bluetooth) StarBoards of Hitachi and range of curriculum software from Cambridge-Hitachi (a Joint Venture between Cambridge University Press and Hitachi). The school's management involved all the concerned during the evaluation process

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