SOURCE: DataWind, Inc.

DataWind, Inc.

January 08, 2016 08:00 ET

DataWind Launches UbiClass, a New Software App for 'Flipped Classroom' Learning at Home

MISSISSAUGA, ON--(Marketwired - Jan 8, 2016) - DataWind Inc. (TSX: DW), a leader in the delivery of Internet access in emerging markets, has launched UbiClass, an educational software application that supports "flipped classroom" teaching, empowering students to learn from anywhere using DataWind tablets.

The increasingly popular flipped classroom teaching methodology changes the order of traditional education lecture and homework activities. Under traditional methods, students listen to lectures in the classroom during the day and then work on related assignments at home in the evening. In a flipped classroom, students study and review on-line educational materials at home, which prepares them for classroom sessions that are dedicated to hands-on group and individual learning activities, projects and discussions.

UbiClass provides comprehensive support for flipped classroom learning, delivering educational content along customized quizzes with real-time grading, as well as instant, personalized feedback regarding the student's particular strengths and areas needing improvement.

The app will initially be deployed as a free download to students and teachers at select primary and higher educational institutions in India that currently utilize DataWind tablets. The software also includes a one-day instructional module for teachers and professors on how to best utilize the app.

"We believe our low cost tablets equipped with UbiClass will help close the gap of the existing 'digital divide' in classroom education between those that have access to technology and those that don't," said DataWind president and CEO, Suneet Singh Tuli. "The app reflects our focus on bringing the socioeconomic and educational benefits of the Internet to emerging markets around the world."

"We see this app helping to drive adoption of our technology by large educational organizations wishing to equip their students with unique Internet-based tools, and particularly those looking to support flipped classroom teaching methodology."

Students using UbiClass have access to a full suite of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) approved reference materials, including a video and multimedia lecture suite, which is available in Hindi and English for grades 1 to 12. The CBSE is the governing board of education for more than 15,000 public and private schools in India.

UbiClass is powered by DataWind's patented, cloud-based technology that reduces by up to 97% the amount of data needed for web browsing, allowing for a more affordable, broadband-like Internet experience on any data network -- even on 2G networks that remain prevalent in developing countries.

DataWind also provides economical smartphones and tablets that come bundled with one year of unlimited Internet access, making it the largest tablet provider in India only behind Samsung.

For more information on UbiClass, click here: https://youtu.be/eXnei5ZQmsk.

About DataWind
DataWind is a leader in providing affordable mobile Internet connectivity in emerging markets. The company's patented, cloud-based technology reduces up to 97% the amount of data needed for web browsing, providing a broadband experience on any network -- even on legacy 2G networks that are still prevalent in developing countries. DataWind also provides economical smartphones and tablets that come bundled with one year of unlimited Internet access, making it the largest tablet provider in India only behind Samsung. DataWind's unique solution offers broad social and economic benefits for the billions of people around the world for whom an Internet connection was previously out of reach. DataWind is traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (DW.TO). For more information visit www.datawind.com and ir.datawind.com.

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