Pixatel Launches worldPad Based eLearning in Nepal
Pixatel announces partnership with Nepal’s Higher Secondary Education Board to launch eLearning
Kathmandu, Nepal, May 8, 2013 –Pixatel Systems, the leader in Citizen Empowerment Solutions (CES), an umbrella offering focused on addressing critical development challenges in the global South, announced the launch of worldPad based Learn Nepal, Lead Nepal. This initiative features supplemental eLearning curricula to provide students with access to knowledge and significantly improve the quality of education.
Students in a worldPad classroom in Kathmandu, Nepal
“Learn Nepal, Lead Nepal integrates learning in science, technology, engineering and math with education for sustainable development and cultural pluralism,” said Richard Shapiro, Vice President of Education and Public Policy at Pixatel. “Pixatel has merged technical and educational expertise to develop subject based supplemental e-Learning curricula that provides students access to global knowledge that is relevant to Nepal. All lesson plans combine the best e-Learning resources with critical thinking and service activities to instill leadership and global citizenship.”
“We greatly appreciate Pixatel’s collaborative approach to tailor its products and services to meet the specific needs of students in Nepal,” said Mr. Durga Prasad Aryal, Controller of Examinations, Higher Secondary Education Board of Nepal. “Pixatel is providing students with smart tablets that integrate the best technology with quality educational materials. Pixatel’s worldPad approach is particularly exciting because renowned educationists are working with university faculty and students to develop Nepal specific eLearning curricula.”
“The country’s leaders, including President Yadav, are pleased to support Pixatel on this very ambitious project to put students in Nepal on an equal footing with students in the most privileged parts of the world,” said Mr. Nawaraj Pandey, founder and managing director of Nobel Academy and Nobel College. “Pixatel has provided teacher education, helping us integrate eLearning into our curricula, and also assisted us in conceptualizing eLearning classrooms. Students are excited about the amazing possibilities with the worldPad and our administration is pleased that students want to use the smart tablets for serious learning.”
Pixatel has been working with leading private sector educational institutions and the Government of Nepal for the past six months to collaboratively develop holistic eLearning solutions for primary, secondary, and college students. Pixatel’s wordlPad EDU platform delivers low cost learning devices, integrated curricula, and services, like an educational application store, to make quality education universally accessible. Following the success in Nepal, worldPad EDU will be available in select countries over the next quarter.
Pixatel is the leading provider of Citizen Empowerment Solutions (CES) and Subscriber Equity Management (SEM). We help governments, enterprises, and content publishers around the world combine the best hardware and software to launch innovative end-to-end mobile solutions.
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