Last week Sharp announced that it would be working with Indian Institute of Technology (Hyderabad) to run a proof-of-concept trial for electronic education. Sharp will provide its new Galapagos eReaders, as well as digital textbooks and interactive whiteboard touchscreen LCD monitors.
This trial will run until the end of March, and it will test an integrated and interactive system that ties together the Galapagos eReaders, the LCD monitors, as well as remote servers over the network, and it will explore some possibilities of remote education. Interactive classes can be conducted by using a microphone and speakers in combination with an electronic whiteboard connected to the remote server even in classrooms where no teacher is present.
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