Description
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The main motive of this project is to make the NPTEL (National Program on Technology Enhanced Learning) courses available for students in a suitable format. There are many ways to enable MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) available to the students - similar to Coursera courses on iPad. However, is there an alternative to enable this content in a more student friendly manner - cheaper devices and more affordable infrastructure to support faster distribution of content?

Current Status
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Identified various formats in which content can be delivered and their pros and cons.

1. Video
2. USB
3. Audio+Ebook 

Audio+Ebook based on e-ink technology like Kindle seems to be a viable option to distribute fairly sophisticated and specialized material to students. 

Next Steps
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- Build a cheap and efficient e-ink display device for reading pdfs and listening to audio lectures. Reused displays from Kindles can be bought for ~$25-$30 from sites like eBay. A resistive touchscreen costs ~$10-$20. Build a proof of concept on a board such as Raspberry Pi before building a more self-contained device. 

- Investigate alternatives to touchscreen since alternative keyboards in various Indian languages can be difficult to mass produce.

Requirements
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- Software developers - Experience in Raspberry Pi and/or Android development
- Hardware and firmware engineers familiar with tablets and embedded systems

Contacts
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- Pranav Pai - pranavpai[at]codeforindia[dot]org
- Aneesh Nainani
- Tushar Dadlani - tush726[at]gmail[dot]com
- Sagar Bhosale - sagarbhosale019[at]gmail[dot]com
- Srinivas Vaidyanathan - srinivas.vaidyanathan [at] gmail [dot] com
- Neha Garg
- Ninad Vartak - ninad.vartak[at]gmail[dot]com