Saturday, November 10, 2012

Indian-origin CEO of Datawind and MIT professor among Forbes top-15 education innovators


Indian-origin CEO of Datawind, the maker of India's low-cost tablet, Aakash, Sunit Singh Tuli ans Massachusettes Institute of Technology professor Anant Agarwal have been named by Forbes magazine among the 15 "classroom revolutionaries" who are using innovative technologies to reinvent education for students and teachers globally.

The Forbes list names 15 education innovators who are "harnessing a slew of disruptive technologies to change everything from the way we teach grade school math to how we train next generation of teachers,"

The publican said Tuli is the "mastermind" behind the world's cheapest tablet computer Aakash, " which has the potential to revolutionise educational access in the developing world".

Agarwal, 53, a professor of computer science at MIT is also the President of edX, the new combined online offerings of Harvard, MIT, the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Texas.


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