India's homegrown social networking site Worldfloat with nearly 45 million users, has introduced free video tutorials for schools and university students. "We have introduced a new feature. We are now offering over 5,000 video courses and tutorials for schools as well as higher education," said Pushkar Mahatta, Founder, Worldfloat. He further mentioned that Worldfloat at present is focusing on courses related to computer science and will cover other areas like accounting and law in the future.
Students who sign up with the website will be able to learn the basics of computers as well as advanced languages like JAVA and PHP through the tutorials. Mahatta also stated, "students interested in learning these computer languages can now watch these video tutorials for free on Worldfloat rather than paying one lakh a year for the same courses." Along with these computer languages, Worldfloat has also ensured that all the subjects from Class 1 to Class 12 of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the Indian Council of Secondary Education (ICSE) boards are made available to the students. The networking website also boasts of the high quality of the videos which can be compared with the top educational institutions offering the same.
The site will soon be introducing video tutorials for students to prepare for entrance examinations like the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) for top engineering and medical institutions and the Common Admission Test (CAT) and Management Aptitude Test (MAT) for management institutes. "With the advancement in Internet technology parents can stop paying tuition fees as the technology can get the tuition videos for free," says Mahatta.