HP has announced that < ?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Jadavpur University, Kolkota (India) has been awarded 'Technology for Teaching' Grant to transform the way subjects are taught on its campus.< ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
The university will receive approximately US$70,000 worth of technology such as HP tablet PCs, external storage and optical drives, wireless networking cards and printers, as well as a stipend for staff to work on the projects, which have to be completed in 15 months. HP will help Jadavpur University establish a mobile learning (m-learning) centre where students taking M. Tech. course in Distributed and Mobile Computing can access content using hand-held computers. The University already has a digital library, and a content management and development system using an m-learning authoring tool. Students will be able to tap a server-based open source wireless laboratory, built on existing laptop computers and wireless technology. Universities that have been selected by HP for this global award in the Asia Pacific region are Anna University, India, University of Tokyo, Japan, University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and Yonsei University, Korea.