Google has started an initiative to popularize the use of its Chromebook laptops in schools across India, starting with a pilot in four schools in Andhra Pradesh. Google is already running such initiatives in some 3,000 schools in the US, Singapore and Malaysia.
“The school instructors will teach core subjects using applications and software. We believe with interactive learning, the student will understand better and will take interest in the subjects,” Ponnala Lakshmaiah, the state’s minister for information technology, said.
Chromebooks require an internet connection to use, and most of the data, such as files that users work on, are stored on Google’s storage network connected to the internet.