Saturday, October 06, 2012

Second batch of 700,000 tablets for Thai school children

There is a Thai language news about a second batch of around 700,000 tablets for Thai school children to be e-auctioned.  Starting October 1, 2012, these will be for new P1 students (55,877 devices), and M1 (Grade 7 equivalent) students (637,751 devices). About 400 educational Apps will also be developed. This is according to a 1 tablet per student policy of the Thai Ministry of Education.

I am glad that this is the first time I have ever heard of people talking of Apps, not the devices.
From the news, it seems like the majority of the public schools don't have access to broadband yet. I hope they would remedy this problem in the future.

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