Collaboration will provide students access to reading material beyond curriculum along with regional course material
Traditional method of education is a thing of the past now. The advent of digital education has given a new dimension to classroom learning. Rockstand, India’s fastest growing mobile learning market place, has tied up with Kalinga institute of Industrial Technology and Kalinga institute of Social Sciences to provide students easy access to eBooks, eMagazines and eNewspapers at the campus through mobile library. The partnership intents to achieve two objectives; first to empower underprivileged students at the Kalinga Institute by learning and developing skills through regional content available on the mLibrary 5 kiosks and secondly, enable students at Kalinga University to access reading materials beyond their curriculum further expanding their knowledge horizon.
As a part of this initiative, Rockstand would be providing 5 tablets in the campus for students to read & learn in a digital learning setup. The roll out have already happened followed by multiple training and demonstration sessions which will be arranged by Rockstand for students and staff from over 20+ departments across Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences.
Commenting on the alliance, Mr. Praveen Rajpal, Founder and CEO, Rockstand Digital Pvt. Ltd. said “At Rockstand, our vision is to create access to education and learning, anywhere, anytime, anyplace and for anyone in the country. The focus here is career building, personality enhancement and language building. These partnerships are yet another step in the direction, in building access to not only learning materials but also KIIT University’s internal publications, through Rockstand app on mobiles and tablets. This will also help in imparting vocational skills to students through informative and useful content for building on soft skills, analytical skills and make students more job ready.”
Mr. Achutya Samanta, Founder, Kalinga Institute of Information Technology and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences further added, “These partnerships are a key milestone for us, as this will help us not only in providing digital access to learning materials, but also digitize our content and distribute it digitally. We will be able to share publications, internal reports, journal, case studies, university brochure, magazine, study material and all other Institutions publications with our students instantly on mobile via Google Cloud Messaging (GCM). KIIT Review- our bi-monthly journal, would also be distributed & accessible on Rockstand. It will provide access with both paid and free content to students at the university on Rockstand. Also with regional content from over 3000+ publishers, Rockstand will provide access to more than 25000 students enrolled in KISS through the mlibrary and tablets enabled for regional content”.
According to industry estimates, the current market size of digitized school products in private schools is around US$500 million. The Indian government has been actively working towards e-education with initiatives such as e-basta, announced recently at the Digital India Week. Digitization of education and learning materials will be a key aspect in driving the next phase of growth.