Train For Tomorrow
Innovative teacher training through distance education
GEMS Education Solutions, the world’s leading education company, project managed the entire operation. Aleutia not only provided the solution, but Aleutia staff completed the installation too.
By using a rugged fit-for-purpose R50 computer, an ultra low power LED projector and a customised solar solution, Aleutia was able to help pioneer Africa’s first ‘interactive distance learning’ project. Instead of students watching a passive video, they now had a teacher talking to their class that they could interact with. Local teachers were retained as a facilitator and ‘distance learning’ was made engaging by making it more interactive.
Although there were webcams at each school, satellite conferencing was too expensive. A multicast system was used instead, which allowed the same video to be beamed to all the schools at once. Students could then ask questions by audio via a slow VSat internet connection.
The project also offered mentors and guest speakers, which encouraged interactive Q&A’s.
Using a single solar computer and projector per classroom, Aleutia developed a successful model for ‘distance learning’.
Client: T4T (Train for Tomorrow), Varkey Foundation
Dates: 2015 - Ongoing
- 144 x Aleutia R50 Fanless PC
- 144 x NEC LED Projectors
- 144 x AV Solution of Wireless Microphone/Speakers/Webcam
- 72 x 480W Solar Panel Roofmount Array(4 x 120W)
- 12V 220Ah AGM Battery
- 12V Pure Sine Wave 350W Inverter
- 30A MPPT Charge Controller
- Installation and On-Site Support