A Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has developed a collaborative e-Learning system and portal under its initiative Shiksha India, which will help Indian students to search difficult topics.
The portal, www.eshikshaindia.in can be accessed by anyone free of cost. It will equip schools with e-Learning facilities to help students understand difficult concepts better. The portal is basically designed for students aged between 12 years to 17 years on subjects like physics, biology, chemistry, English and geography. It will also contain other languages, including English, Hindi and Tamil. Shiksha has developed the ready content, which offers e-Tools and e-Resources as well as other software that teacher can use to create her own online course for students. The portal will work on the lines of operating system Linux, where students and teachers can contribute matter on topics. It functions like Wikipedia in the sense that teachers and students can collaborate with each other; add to the already existing data using the wikiengine called mediawiki.