07 Mar 2016 16:53 IST

Intel Education and Extramarks help students go ‘bagless’

Students only carry tablets; content from digital classroom boards gets transferred to their devices

Students at a small school at the southern tip of India have finally shed that load of heavy books. The Pattambi-based Muslim Education Society School in Kerala’s Palakkad district, has gone 'bagless', thanks to Intel Education and Extramarks, who are piloting the 'bagless schools' concept in this institution.

Education technology solutions provider Intel Education has joined hands with education services provider Extramarks Education to enhance the teaching and learning experience.

Digital set-up

Under the strategic tie-up Extramarks will offer educational solutions to schools and individuals that are optimised for Intel Architecture.

"The students carry only a tablet and notebooks to school now, and whatever is taught on the classroom's digital board gets automatically transferred to the tablet," explained Atul Kulshrestha, Founder and CMD, Extramarks Education India.

The company is extending the concept to 10 more schools and is looking at scaling up quickly.

User-friendly devices

"When you talk about student engagement in a digital world, the overall experience needs to be very good, which can be achieved by partners like Intel," said Kulshrestha. "These devices are extremely user-friendly, so students can make the most of it."

Apart from helping Extramarks in engineering the platform, Intel Education helps the company with hardware selection as well. “We believe in creating technology that is relevant to the learning needs of students, and to complement their growth and development,” said Sam Al Schamma, Director-Education Sales, Intel, Asia-Pacific and Japan. “Our engineers at Intel Education have been working closely with their counterparts at Extramarks, sharing know-how and helping optimise Extramarks' solutions for Intel architecture.”

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