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Nov 14, 2012

Indians in Forbes Top 15 'Classroom Revolutionaries'

 Indians have been listed among the top 15 education innovators list by the Forbes magazine.The 15 education innovators named in the list are the people who are on the wheel to harness the disruptive technologies for the purpose of training the next generation teachers.

Indian Classroom Revolutionaries who are transforming education are,


Suneet Tuli, Indian origin CEO of British manufacturing and marketing company DataWind, Anant Agarwal, professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT),The founder of Khan Academy, Salman Khan who holds multiple degrees from MIT and Harvard, are identified as "classroom revolutionaries" by Forbes for their contribution to the education field globally.
Suneet Tuli
 1.Tuli, the brain behind India's cheapest tablet Aakash, revolutionized the education system with the Aakash tablet which gave the technology access to many students.
"Tuli is the mastermind behind the world's cheapest tablet computer, the Aakash 2, which has the potential to revolutionize educational access in the developing world," the Forbes said.

"I don't care about creating the iPad killer. I care about the 3 billion people who can afford this device," the publication quoted Tuli as saying.
Tuli has a price target of $35 for his the device, even though it is selling for closer to $40 now. Even at the higher price Datawind has a backlog of “millions” of orders. “I care about the 3 billion people who can afford this device.”
2.The other Indian who is among the top 15 innovators is Anant Agarwal, the President of edX, online learning initiative of MIT under the joint partnership of MIT and Harvard University. The 53-year-old Agarwal, who aspires to educate billion people, is also a computer architecture researcher.
Anant Agarwal, the President of edX.
"EdX continues to up the ante by increasing partners (Pearson has signed on), classes (seven to dozens for spring 2013) and innovations, such as virtual laboratories," Forbes added.
Salman Khan 
3. The founder of Khan Academy, Salman Khan, is also in the list. The 36-year-old Khan, who holds multiple degrees from MIT and Harvard, is credited for creating 3,400 tutorial videos which have 400,000 subscribers in YouTube alone.
A single (and rather difficult) electrical engineering course from MIT attracted 155,000 students this past spring, and Coursera, a Mountain View, Calif.-based startup that hosts classes from 33 different universities (and received $16 million in venture funding earlier this year), claims 1.7 million people have signed up for at least one of its courses.



Salman Khan - (One Teacher.Millions of students)



1 comments:

  1. Thanx for sharing... Wherever they implement their ideas doesn't matter where it results matters...

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