Mobiles to impart education

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Taking forward its motto of 'Education anywhere and anytime', Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) will soon impart students capsule courses on dance, music, art, public health and other subjects through mobile phones. 'Looking at the mobile phone penetration in our country, we thought of using the medium to impart education. Its called M-education,' said V.S. Rajasekharan Pillai, vice chancellor IGNOU.

'Education and technology cannot be seen separately. Taking education, especially vocational education, to rural India will soon become easier through mobile handsets,' Pillai told sources. IGNOU believes in imparting quality education to the masses. These easily accessible modules would be implemented in collaboration with the Communication and Manufacturing Association of India (CMAI). 'The courses will be offered through text, video and graphics mode. We will start by imparting education on music, dance, art and crafts. We are sure people will latch on to it,' the vice chancellor said.

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