Helping rural China... AGE - project funded by Cradle investment Programme CIP MDeC Technopreneur Pre-seed Fund Both are Government grants A project to close the digital divide between nations and rural / urban areas until now a big challenge globally.
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- Flash / Javas online broadband required Yes , both can be very elaborate and rich in presentations..but
- What would happen, if the whole country logs in at exactly 8 a.m. ?
- Will the server freeze? Like in the case of a DDOS attack?
So while you are hoping for the “broadband solution”, the unconnected remains unconnected for a long time… even if you have the money.
Reasons for problems in adoption of ICT in Mass Education to reach out to everyone – rural and urban.
1. Paper - universal – everybody
2. MISSING LINK - AGE - animated multimedia – not so rich but relevant - AGE provides that link but requires computers That allows all electronic media of transmission Diskettes, pen drives, CDs, dial ups, broadband, mobile phones, satellites
3. CDs/DVDs limited to reachable areas - very rich big sized
4. Flash/Java limited to broadband areas – smaller and nice
AGE complements all other platforms and do not replace any Every platform has its usefulness and strengths
Quote:"In my nearly 14 years of writing about information and communications technology (ICT), I have never come across an ICT company which adopted as sensible and common sense approach to technology“ unquoteSurf Malaysia magazine September, 2008Charles F Moreira Senior WriterMobile Worldsee article
AGE solves this problem.
It makes it easy to reach anyone, anywhere, anytime and in the mostdifficult situations. AGE modules are so small that it takes seconds ofdownloads for hours of usage through a slow dial up or mobile phone!
To empower teachers from Paper / blackboard to ---> Digital Classrooms
---> Digital Tutorials and HomeworkEntire homework cycle video
=> generate contents => students use =>collate answers = > into Spreadsheets. All paperless for free and instantly !
Try Authorware, Directors etc are too expensiveWe don’t think teachers can afford up to US$3,000/stationAGE – US$50-00 per year, given free to schools. Specially made for simple use for any teacher
1 child go paperless is nothing
1 million children going paperless is significant( Uplifts teachers to the next level for FREE ).
5 million children.. That is awesome!
School bag of the future All homework papers
School bag of tomorrow.
5 years of contents !
Entire homework cycle video
=> generate contents => students use =>collate answers = > into Spreadsheets. All students’ performance data collected are in digital spreadsheets instantly !
Millions of children’s score sheets is now available anytime and anywhere
This allows teachers to collate the data into Spreadsheets.
This electronic spreadsheets’ data in turn be centralised and analysed by the State or central headquarters .
This powerful capabilities allow the country to take corrective measures to students’ strengths and weaknesses for the ENTIRE COUNTRY!
The Proofs - Running AGE modules...Seconds of downloads hours of usage – small sized filesCan mix AGE with other platformse.g. with Power point , browser etc
Note: if you want to run AGE here, you must first have installed AGE tools to the computer. For convenience run videos.
4 stroke enginesRun 4 strokes engine in using AGE (73k)See folder<=only if AGE has been installed
Additional Mathematics O level videoRun AGE- additional Mathssee folder<= only if AGE has been installed
Learn Chinese with sound and interactions videoRun AGE- Chinese sampleSee folder<=only if AGE has been installed
Learning English through Anti-smoking campaign video (or anti-drug, anti-AIDs?)Run Anti-smoking moduleSee Folder<=only if AGE has been installed
Create instant Digital Homework( 3 minutes or less)videoRun in AGE<=only if AGE has been installed
Display non AGE high resolution graphics in power point or in standard IE browser ===> User can then mix AGE with these platforms. This PowerPoint page is about 300Kbytes. Compare AGE’s much more info - only 73Kbytes
These can be done nationally as often as are neededunlike before this has been expensive and slow to do so.
Where AGEwould be standard content installed… PCs Pentium 4refurbished to International stdWin XP Pro, Microsoft office 2003After Malaysia, project Asia Pacific countries
India Sri Lanka
Other modules and subjects besides what we already have are to be developed and distributed for free or sale
Modules developed may also be sold globally to our other partners in other countries.
AGE runs on WinXPs and below. (Vista not supported)Hardware: PC486 or aboveIdeal will be Ultra Low Cost PCs (ULPCs)running WinXPsRuns under DOS/Windows environments. Vista/Windows 7 or Linux versionexpected to be released in mid 2010