Mumbai: With e-learning becoming the new normal as the country continues to fight a pandemic, Intel in India has collaborated with the Times of India (TOI) to launch PC Paathshala, a unique industry-wide initiative aimed at enabling India to adapt to teaching and learning online.
PC Paathshala will bring user-friendly and easy-to-consume content, developed and curated by industry experts, teachers, students, and parents across India. From imparting knowledge on accessories and tools needed for ideal teaching set up to keeping malware at bay; from informative and helpful talks by e-learning experts to content that keeps e-learning engaging in and beyond the classroom, the platform is set to be a reliable online education handbook for everyone.
Roshni Das, Director – Marketing, Intel India said, “Academic institutions around the world are responding to the pandemic with a shift to digital learning, providing the trigger for an unprecedented online boom for education. However, in markets like India, there is still tremendous opportunity to scale by equipping education providers, parents, and students with the necessary know-how and infrastructure to enable effective virtual learning. We recognize that the role the technology industry plays in the world is more essential now than it has ever been. We’re very proud to bring the ecosystem together to launch PC Paathshala to address the urgent need for elevating e-learning access and outcomes in the country.”
Puneet Gupt, COO – Times Internet said, “PC Paathshala is set to impart the mindful use of technology to make e-learning a success. The platform will throw light on every important topic that’s relevant to the e-learning ecosystem and will provide an impetus to the virtual education ecosystem that holds the power to transform the existing definition of academics. At every stage, Intel and TOI will ensure that students, parents, and educators are provided with the fundamentals so that the process is smooth and hassle-free.”
PC Paathshala will empower parents and teachers via a series of videos, masterclass sessions, and articles to effectively sustain student engagement and elevate e-learning outcomes. Easy to use concepts and tactics will help them better respond to challenges such as lack of socializing or discipline in students as they continue to learn virtually.
The online learning ecosystem needs a variety of tools like a notebook or desktop PC, high-speed internet connection, rich data visualization techniques, video conferencing software, teaching tools, and much more. PC Paathshala will bring together all the important stakeholders in this transition – from PC manufacturers and retailers to educational technology leaders – to empower everyone associated with the education system with the skills they need to take modern learning to a new level.