Pearson, the world’s leading learning company has announced the launch of new tablet-based education solution for schools in India. MX Touch platform will offer effective, personalized and collaborative digital learning with rich digital content, 3D animations, quizzes and videos.
MX Touch is compliant with the school syllabus and comes bundled with tablets at a variety of prices to ensure it is affordable and accessible by the broadest possible cross section of students. While supporting the core syllabus, the service will also help promote ICT in school education in India by familiarizing students with the latest learning technology.
Moreover, the Pearson product allows parents to monitor the academic progress of their children more accurately with easy access to assignments, difficult lessons covered during school hours and archived assessments and
MX Touch Tablets — 3 Variants
MX Touch will be available in three versions: MX Touch – ActiveTouch, MX Touch – DigitALly and MX Touch – Ultimate.
MX Touch – ActiveTouch
ActiveTouch is available in four subjects — English, Science, Mathematics and Hindi — for classes 3 to 8. Engaging animations, captivating videos from BBC Motion Gallery and a host of interactive activities and worksheets will help the teacher add to their lessons. ActiveTouch instantly cuts the environmental impact of printing multiple textbooks and the number of books a student would have to carry with them during their school day.
MX Touch – DigitALly
MX Touch – DigitALly is loaded with DigitALly Student Edition, another edition of Pearson’s patented and award-winning teaching tool. DigitALly includes animations, videos, self-explanatory diagrams, worksheets, quizzes and several hours of experiments for different subjects designed to make the learning more engaging. MX Touch – DigitALly SE (student edition) can house an entire curriculum of a grade on a device and offers access to it not only within the classroom, but also outside and at home.
MX Touch – Ultimate
Ultimate is a bundled version that includes MX Touch – ActiveTouch and MX Touch – DigitALly SE.
Price and Availability
The 7 and 10 inch tablets in the MX Touch lineup are priced reasonably in order to make it affordable for the students. The 7 inch models will be available for Rs 7000 while the 10 inch bundled pack will be priced at Rs 12,000 approximately.
Speaking at the launch Meena Ganesh, CEO & MD of Pearson Education Services said “Education is the most important social and economic issue facing our country and our times, and with MX Touch we are delighted to introduce a significant contribution that will shape the future of an educated India”. She added “Technology in Education will surely create a lasting impact on school education in the coming decade, creating a future no longer confined to just books or the blackboard.”
Naveen Rajlani, Senior Vice President and Head – School Division, Pearson Education India said, “Our vision is to empower users by giving them a cost-effective, eco-friendly product that captures their needs and has the curriculum framework at its heart. MX Touch is a flexible combination of graded content and exciting new digital resources. Its assessment module personalizes learning and analyses progress. It lightens the schoolbag as the textbooks are now digital. With MX Touch, we would be bringing to India the best of our global capabilities, as well as our own capabilities in content development, thereby living up to the Pearson ideal of efficacy.”