Edutech Plans To Expand Workforce By 20%

Shameema Parveen, Edutech shares the various projects undertaken by Edutech to push further the concept of e-learning in India.

Chirasrota Jena August 29, 2007 17:17:25 IST
Edutech Plans To Expand Workforce By 20%

Edutech Plans To Expand Workforce By 20Edutech recently tied up with Motorola India to expand its tentacles in the e-learning space in India. The company is also working closely on various e-governance projects through its enterprise wide knowledge solutions. Shameema Parveen, knowledge officer, Edutech shares the various projects undertaken by Edutech to push further the concept of e-learning in India.

Can you brief us on Edutech's strategy behind the tie-up with Motorola India?

Edutech helps IT organisations to identify, develop and retain talent towards enhancing organisations’ performance. Despite a huge turn-out of engineering graduates every year, there is shortage of qualified resources with a sound understanding of telecommunication engineering knowledge in the marketplace. Motorola has taken initiatives to bridge this gap by providing training and certification on current and next-generation mobile technologies through the Motorola Certified Network Engineer (MCNE) Programme. Edutech with its end-to-end online assessment and testing solutions and exposure to the academic and IT markets was the partner of choice for the MCNE certifications. With its online testing platform, process and content capabilities, Edutech is uniquely positioned to provide organisations with their challenging campus recruitment, skill development and certification initiatives across the country.

Which other Indian enterprises is Edutech working with to provide its e-learning solutions?

Edutech works with companies both in India and abroad to provide best-in-class learning solutions to customers across the corporate, academic and government sectors. Some of the companies in India with whom we have a tie-up include Brain League, an IP services company with whom Edutech has developed a series of e-learning modules on Intellectual Property Rights under the name Value IPR. While Brain League is the SME partner in this joint venture, Edutech provides the content development capabilities.

Edutech has also partnered with the Academy for Clinical Excellence (ACE) to provide training and certification in clinical research through technology based learning programs. ACE and Edutech’s partnership envisages conversion of various courses offered by ACE to an e-learning format which will be delivered through a hybrid model. Edutech’s technology partnership will ensure creation of e-learning courses which will include classroom recordings, interactive e-learning content, online assessments and collaboration between faculty and students.

What kind of response has Edutech received from the government sector to push forward the concept of e-learning in India?

The Ministry of HRD, GOI, recognising the role of ICT in improving the process and outcome of education, has mandated the implementation of e-learning and ICT in education in India. The government’s policy objectives for the education sector broadly include increasing overall literacy levels in the country, improving quality and enabling standardisation of education and increasing employability of graduates. The government sees ICT as the primary enabler for the implementation of these objectives and actively promotes the use of digital learning and ICT in elementary, secondary and higher education. Distance education, web-based learning and e-learning are being supported actively by the government and a number of initiatives like INDEST, SAKSHAT and NPTEL are being implemented by the government with private participation.

Edutech, through its 17 years’ experience in the technology based learning sector is well poised to cater to the demand for ICT learning solutions in the education sector. Edutech’s solutions for the academic sector combine didactic equipment, advanced learning technologies, information resources, learning content and tools. Edutech’s customers in the education sector include the premier engineering and management education institutes in the country along with state and deemed universities, colleges and schools for a range of solutions like online assessments, learning management systems, digital language labs, information resources and customised content.

How does Edutech plan to expand its reach in India?

The academic and corporate marketplace is growing for knowledge solutions in India. With the government’s current proposal to establish world class educational institutions in the country and the increasing role of the private sector in higher education, Edutech with its experience and capabilities is well poised to address the technology-based learning needs in the market. The corporate space is characterised today by a war for talent and high attrition rates. Edutech helps companies address these challenges through its online testing and assessment solutions, performance and learning management systems and learning content solutions. Edutech is planning to include 20% workforce in its marketing and services departments in order to handle growing demand for its e-learning solutions in India. Edutech is also planning to add on more robust and customised solutions to address the learning and information space.

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