Posted by: bluesyemre | April 11, 2012

Classroom Disruptor: the proprietary tablet PC that’s changing Russian schools


  • This article was taken from the March 2012 issue of Wired magazine. The project is known as “elektronnij obrazovatelnij komplex” or E-OK, which translated literally means “electronic educational system”. E-OK itself refers to the group of patents the company behind the scheme has secured in Russia (pending elsewhere) for cloud-based educational services. The devices used in the experiment were designed and built by the now-defunct enTourage Systems, based in McLean, Virginia, and marketed as enTourage eDGe — “the world’s first dualbook”. Designed to be kid-proof, the device features interconnected dual touchscreens that open and shut like a book. The right-hand screen is a touch- or stylus-sensitive e-ink display for reading and writing, and the other is a colour LCD touchscreen for web access and video viewing. Its operating system is Linux with Google Android. 

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