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InfoSource Learning and CyberLearning partner to help
increase digital literacy globally InfoSource Learning, the United States based developer and solution provider in the education, corporate, and government training markets announced a strategic partnership with CyberLearning, a non-profit project of the National Education Foundation, aimed at providing effective and affordable digital  education, globally. Two CyberLearning  rojects that are set to launch this year will help increase digital literacy in India and in Mauritius, the island nation, between  India and Africa in the Indian Ocean. InfoSource supports these projects  by supplying its award-winning Digital Literacy courseware library  and Learning Management System for this effort. CyberLearning will utilise InfoSource’s Digital Literacy online  courseware, CD ROMs, and books to train at least one person in every village.

Hewitt Associates for curricula changes in Indian educational institutions
Hewitt Associates, a global consulting firm for the outsourcing industry, will provide a road map to the State Governments in India for creating  educational institutions that would match the requirement of the industry.  The company will propose changes in  the curriculum of educational institutes, for which it is in talks with 10 State Governments, including  Rajasthan, Chandigarh, Punjab, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Sikkim amongst others. It will also analyse   the hallenges that individual States face in the context of human resources for the BPO sector. At present, it is focusing on making  college level graduates more employable.
Microsoft in partnership in  Gujarat
Microsoft India and the Government of Gujarat have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at providing University students and  faculty in the state easier access to Information Technology.  This agreement will allow students in  Gujarat develop skills on nextgeneration Microsoft tools and technologies, including .NET, thereby  improving their career prospects. Under the partnership, Microsoft will  provide training to students in the  pre-final or final year of the Bachelor  of Engineering (Computer Science and IT stream) and MCA programs, leveraging the BISAG (Bhaskaracharya Institute for Space  Applicatons and Geoinformatics) SATCOM (satellite  ommunications)  facility. The faculty in these institutions will also, thereby, get  an  opportunity to collaborate with experts from across the world, besides  getting access to Microsoft s premium technology events. 

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VTU ties-up with Liqwid
Krystal for online learning E-learning solutions provider Liqwid Krystal and Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), announced a collaboration, to offer gyanX, an online learning platform for employable  skills to all students of VTU. According to the agreement, Liqwid  Krystal will provide IT and soft skills to the students through a select  catalog of online courseware, books and other content. Empowering students to learn interactively is one  of the visible elements of this learning platform. PRODUCTS HP encourages e-learning with tailor-made notebooks

HP has provided Al Mawakeb with over 320 HP Compaq nc6320 notebooks with the latest Intel Duo Core that have tailor-made features helping to optimise the utility of the notebooks and enhancing the use of multimedia technologies in the learning process, improving the  student skills on the subject matter. The new notebooks are also supported by a wireless network through HP servers to allow a stable and reliable solution to provide a full IT infrastructure for the students. The notebooks are designed for durability and performance fitted with an antiscratch, spill proof keyboard and  come with HP Mobile HDD protection and biometric fingerprint sensors to  protect the student’s information. 

Oracle integrates two educational programmes
Enterprise software company, Oracle has announced it will combine its two information technology education  programmes – the Oracle Academy  and the Oracle Academic Initiative – to offer a comprehensive course called  the Oracle Academy. The new programme would benefit  educators and students by giving them broader choice and increased  flexibility in curricula and educational offerings.  

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