Dell rolls out ‘Project Aasman’ in Chandigarh

Dell-India-logoChandigarh, India, April 7, 2014: Dell, in partnership with Learning Links Foundation, has announced the launch of ‘Project Aasman’ at the Government Senior Secondary School in Dhanas, Chandigarh. Project Aasman is Dell’s effort to create a cloud-based collaborative classroom, equipped with laptops, tablets, interactive boards, projectors and Wi-Fi connection, enabling a virtual learning environment, conceptualized and built to inspire students to innovate, collaborate and learn.

The highlight of the project is the introduction of a cloud computing solution, which provides the school access to academic resources online. This includes a multi-pronged approach of delivery of lessons, student discussions, continuous assessment of student progress and opportunities for self-directed learning. It also provides professional development for teachers through online courses, forums and resources.

Project Aasman is a part of Dell’s Youth Learning initiatives – a component of Dell’s new 2020 Legacy of Good Plan. This plan is a long-term framework to aggregate and accelerate the ways that Dell and its IT solutions help customers, Dell team members and communities make lasting contributions to the planet and society.

Site Director at Dell (Mohali) Vikhyat Singh said, “Through our partnership with Learning Links Foundation, Dell is committed to support students with access to the latest technology and learning opportunities, unleashing each child’s unique potential through technology. With the launch of Project Aasman, we hope to strengthen our initiatives towards encouraging inclusive education in India and to improve infrastructure in schools through the Collaborative Classroom program.”

Learning Links Foundation (LLF) has been a Strategic Partner to Dell for implementation of digital inclusion projects across India, since 2009. Project Aasman has already been implemented at four locations across the country – Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Gurgaon. Since the deployment of the cloud computing solutions at the PCKG Government Higher Secondary school in Chennai, there has been an overall increase in student results from 82% to 92%, with one student becoming a district topper. Also, 18 of the school students have qualified for NTSE (National Talent Search Examination), for the first time in the history of the school. With this launch in Chandigarh, the project will reach out to a total of eight Government schools in India.

Learning Links Foundation is the leading not for profit organization in India. Incorporated in 2002, the foundation has a holistic approach to development and works in the field of education, employability, STEM, ICT for development, digital inclusion, social innovation and entrepreneurship. With the long term vision of “Empowering Lives”, the foundation is dedicated to enhance and improve Educational and Developmental goals to create better future for communities and societies.

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