HP will offer Liqvid’s bilingual EnglishEdge software through the HP Lab-in-Box network.
The agreement is part of HP’s initiative to offer technology based education solutions across rural India.
Liqvid, an eLearning content solutions provider, will be responsible for providing the relevant content, conduct train-the-trainer programs wherever required, and extend its offering to all future HP Lab-in-Box projects.
Specializing in the area of English language training, Liqvid will promote the cloud based HP LIFE e-learning program across its customer base that will help students and entrepreneurs learn IT and business skills.
The partnership will increase awareness of this advanced collaboration and training programme to nearly 300,000 additional learners and provide access to HP LIFE e-learning at all of Liqvid’s study centres. Liqvid’s customers include IIT Delhi, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Educomp and British Council among others.
As part of its Vision 20201 plan, the Government is looking to increase the Gross Enrolment Ratio in schools to 30 per cent by 2020. Innovative technology solutions will play a vital role in enabling this increase in a cost-effective and sustainable manner.
“We remain focused on our goal of using technology to extend the reach of education in remote parts of the country and to include a diverse and rich content and solution offering set that complements our technology infrastructure,” said Jaijit Bhattacharya, director, Government Advisory, South Asia HP.
In 2011, HP announced the launch of HP Lab-in-Box, also known as Tatkal Kaksha, an initiative with the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) to bring mobile computing resources to remote and urban schools in India.