We are living in times where education is undergoing a systemic reform, with PC learning set to be at the helm of education in the years ahead.
India has a long-standing history with PC education, with computer science education being introduced in the country in 1963.1 Since then, online learning has been adopted across the country due to widespread distribution of high-speed Internet, with India having approximately 688 million active digital users as of January 2020. 2
Today, India is the second-largest market for e-learning, estimated to have 9.5 million users and a value of USD 1.96 billion by 2021.3
What is PC-enabled education?
PC education helps students grasp and retain concepts through engaging audio-visual mediums, which is in stark contrast to the age-old method of rote learning. This educative and informative manner of learning helps students understand subjects, as opposed to just remembering them.
Additionally, PCs enable students to-
As a country, we have made leaps and bounds when it comes to PC-enabled learning, however, we still have a long way to go. While 3.4 million PC units were shipped in the second quarter of 2019, the overall PC penetration in the country still stands at less than 10%. 4
Dell Aarambh - A pan-India PC for Education initiative to help parents, teachers, and children successfully transition to Digital India, by equipping them with the knowledge of how to use a PC for better learning.
Through our Dell Champs School contact program, we have already engaged nearly 1.5 million students, to help hone creativity, critical thinking, and complex problem-solving in their manner of thinking.
With 4,793 schools benefitted, 91,351 teachers trained and certified, and 1,29,362 mothers trained, we are working towards increasing PC penetration to enable a future-ready education sector within the country.
Aarambh is a pan-India PC for Education initiative engineered to enhance learning using the power of technology; it is designed to help parents, teachers and children find firm footing in Digital India. This initiative seeks to connect parents, teachers and students and provide them the necessary training so that they can better utilise the PC for learning, both at school and at home.