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  • Smartur com introduces Augmented Reality & Stereoscopic 3D to classrooms for the first time in India

    2014-12-09 11:07:48.0
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    Hyderabad : A Hyderabad-based start-up, Smartur com, is set to bring in hitherto unheard of ...

    Hyderabad : A Hyderabad-based start-up, Smartur com, is set to bring in hitherto unheard of experiential learning into Indian classrooms at affordable costs. Smartur.com, is now ready with its full fledged digital classroom solution �in built on Augmented Reality (AR) and Stereoscopic 3D platforms. Smartur.com has found a strong use case for this technology that will radically improve the adoption of digital solutions in the schools and become a game changer for the e-learning industry in India. Schools who are interested can download Smartur 3D course content from www smartur3D in free of cost for the current academic year till June 2015 . �High costs have been the greatest deterrent for adoption of e-learning modules. Currently, most of the solutions available in the market are priced per student per month basis. Hi-tech course content from www.smartur3D.in is available for a very nominal fixed annual fee irrespective of the number of students or classrooms a school has. www.smartur3D.in is available for all schools to experience the power of augmented reality free of cost for the academic year 2014-2015� said Smartur.com Founder & CEO, Mr. Neeraj Jewalkar. With AR, one can experience the next level of virtual imaging which transports characters or elements into their environment and it can be a foundational technology in education. Learning in Indian classrooms is basically blackboard teaching which caters to the semantic memory of children. With AR, children can view, for example, the human heart as if it were in front of them. Thus it would cater to their episodic memory which is known to last for life. There are 15 lakh schools in India today of which 13 Lakh schools are supported by the government and two lakh schools are privately run. Of these two lakh private schools only about 35,000 schools have proper digital classroom solutions in place due to the cost factor. To overcome this major impediment, Smartur 3D software Suite has been priced at an affordable Rs. 30,000 per school for an academic year. At present, it is available for classes 6 to 10 for biology and chemistry subjects. Smartur 3D content is built for use on computers, laptops and projectors. Smartur.com will provide the software while schools can use their existing hardware or buy new hardware of their choice based on their budgets. To use AR mode of Smartur 3D, schools will just need a web camera which is available for as less as Rs 600 onwards in the market. Pilot deployment of Smartur 3D solution across 20 countries includes India, UK, Canada, South Africa, Uganda, Kenya, Philippines. In US, more than 500 schools have already started using Smartur 3D in classroom learning. It has plans to bring out tablet and mobile versions of Smartur 3D and also cover other subjects in the near future.

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