The Spoken Tutorial project is the initiative of the "Talk to a Teacher" project of the National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology, launched by MHRD, Govt of India.
The Spoken Tutorial Project aims to make spoken tutorials on FOSS available in several Indian languages, for the learner to be able to learn in the language he/she is comfortable in. Our goal is to enable the use of spoken tutorials to teach in any Indian language, and to be taught to learners of all levels of expertise - Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced.
This project is for the community and by the community. Aim of the project is to reach out to the individuals to collaborate with us and with each other to create Spoken Tutorials.
The target group is the community at large, including school children, college students, working professionals, retired professionals, housewives, teachers, trainers, research scholars, software users and developers.
Women's College, Tinsukia is the Resource Centre for Spoken Tutorial Project, IIT - Bombay
Free and open-source software (FOSS) is computer software that can be classified as both free software and open-source software. That is, anyone is freely licensed to use, copy, study, and change the software in any way, and the source code is openly shared so that people are encouraged to voluntarily improve the design of the software. This is in contrast to proprietary software, where the software is under restrictive copyright and the source code is usually hidden from the users.
The benefits of using FOSS can include decreasing software costs, increasing security and stability (especially in regard to malware), protecting privacy, and giving users more control over their own hardware. Free, open-source operating systems such as Linux is widely utilized today, powering millions of servers, desktops, smartphones (e.g. Android), and other devices.
The open-source software movement is an online social movement behind widespread production and adoption of FOSS.
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