The Rajiv Gandhi Foundation (RGF), and Sarai, CSDS had agreed to compile a directory of information on educational software. While there are various institutions producing educational software products, and marketing them to schools, a comprehensive survey of these has not been done. The dictionary was expected to evaluate the extent, and usability of educational content for students up to class X/SSC level, and cover educational software in Indian languages, especially English, Hindi, Urdu, Assamese, Oriya, and Kashmiri.
This document is a report on the compilation of such a directory. It is divided into two broad sections, one covering proprietary software, and the other Free/Open Source Software (FOSS), though the latter has been more extensively studied. We also provide an overview of the project, and discuss possible directions for the future. As noted below, rather than a one-time compilation, we intend to make this a dynamic document, which will mainly be disseminated online.
Gora Mohanty 2008-02-19