The world of digitisation has taken new leaps and this is showcased through a new innovative technique being adopted in accessing research material through the concept of a mobile library in private schools.
Rockstand, a mobile learning market place has tied up with Kalinga institute of Industrial Technology and Kalinga institute of Social Sciences to provide students access to eBooks, eMagazines and eNewspapers through a mobile library. The marketplace will also be providing 5 tablets in the campus for students to read and learn in a digital learning setup, a senior official informed.
Praveen Rajpal, founder and CEO, Rockstand Digital said: “The focus of this partnership was to building access to not only learning materials but also KIIT University’s internal publications, through the app on mobiles and tablets.”
Achutya Samanta, founder, Kalinga Institute of Information Technology and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences said the digital access to learning materials will also help digitise their content and distribute it. “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, bi-monthly journal, would also be distributed.”
This service will provide access with both paid and free content to students at the university.
According to industry estimates, the current market size of digitised school products in private schools is around US$500 million.