Thursday, July 31, 2008

インドが10ドルPCを開発

InfoWorld:India developing US$10 laptop
India is developing a laptop to be sold at US$10, that will target higher education applications, a minister of the federal government said Tuesday in Delhi.

By John Ribeiro, IDGNS
July 29, 2008

インドが10ドルで販売できる,高等教育がターゲットのノートPCを開発している.
連邦政府の省庁が火曜に示唆した.

India is developing a laptop to be sold at US$10, that will target higher education applications, a minister of the federal government said Tuesday in Delhi.

新しい低価格ノートの研究は,BangaloreにあるIndian Institute of Scienceと,ChennaiにあるIndian Institute of Technologyで始まった.
とDelhiの高等教育省大臣,D. Purandeswariは言う.
これは,インドの高等教育の質を高めるものでもあると付け加える.

Research on the new low-cost laptop is being carried out at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore and the Indian Institute of Technology in Chennai, said D. Purandeswari, Minister of State for Higher Education, at a conference in Delhi. This measure will help raise the quality of higher education in India, she added.

彼女は,10ドルノートのスペックは明かさず,
その脅威の価格が政府の協力の元であるかも明らかにしなかった.

The Minister did not however give the specifications of the $10 laptop, nor is it clear if the rock-bottom price will be achieved with the help of a government subsidy.

インド政府は情報コミュニケーション技術(ICT)を使って,
現在の通信教育をより広めようとしている.とPurandeswariは言う.

The Indian government is planning to use information and communications technology (ICT) to strengthen its current programs for distance learning by making them accessible online, Purandeswari said.

新しい「ICTによる教育の国家戦略」の一つとして,
政府はローコストで省エネルギーなデバイスの開発に注力している.
政府はさらに,教育目的の為の無料通信網をインド全国に作る計画もしている.
これは「知識の通信網」を高等教育と繋ぐ計画だ.

As part of this new "National Mission in Education through ICT", the government is also working on developing a very low-cost and low-power-consuming access device, according to Purandeswari. The government also plans to make available free bandwidth for education purposes to every Indian. It plans to use this bandwidth to build a "knowledge network" between and within institutions of higher learning in the country.

インドのインターネット普及率は非常に低い.
7月末で438万のブロードバンド業者があるが,それは1億1300万人の人口をカバーできない.

India's Internet penetration is currently very low. The country had 4.38 million broadband subscribers at the end of June for a population of over 1.13 billion.

多くの地域企業や,国際企業(Microsoft, Intel, NGO)は,教育の為の技術を研究している.

A number of local and multinational companies like Microsoft and Intel, and NGOs (nongovernmental organizations) have been working on technology for education.

インドはOne Laptop Per Child programに加盟しなかった.
教育省が教育用のコンピュータを配布すると決めたからだ.
また,子供の創造的,分析的な能力の発展に悪影響を及ぼすからだ.
しかし,インドの通信キャリア,Reliance Communicationsは去年,OLPCを試験的に導入した.


India did not sign up for the One Laptop Per Child program after officials in the education ministry decided that giving a computer to every child is "pedagogically suspect", and may actually be detrimental to the growth of the creative and analytical abilities of the child. An Indian telecommunications service provider, Reliance Communications, has however been doing pilots of the OLPC in India since last year.


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