The WiderNet Project

eGranary Education Platform off-line system that fits into any situation where students lack reliable infrastructure, Internet connectivity, or the ability to gather.

The WiderNet Project
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eGranary Education Platform off-line system that fits into any situation where students lack reliable infrastructure, Internet connectivity, or the ability to gather.


Project Name

eGranary Education Platform

Location Implemented

Global

Technology Used

Hardware, Software/Apps

Competition Entered

Technology to Support Education in Crises & Conflict Prize

Reading Skill Targeted

Foundational, Pre-Reading, Reading, Reading Environment

Status

Health Crisis - Honorable Mention (tied)

Amount Award

$1,500

Collaborators/Partners

Content comes from over 2,000 Web sites, including Wikipedia, the Khan Academy, MIT OpenCourseware, MIT Blossoms and TED

The Challenge

Natural disasters, health crises like Ebola, and country conflicts including the ongoing war in Syria can severely disrupt the delivery and quality of children’s education. Even after the conflict subsides, interruptions in education can have long-term consequences on student enrollment and retention in school, as well as their cognitive, academic and socio-emotional development.

The Big Idea

The eGranary Education Platform is an off-line system that fits into any situation where students lack reliable infrastructure, Internet connectivity, or the ability to gather. It uses wired and wireless technologies to provide widespread access. Battery-powered versions create flexible classroom deployments virtually overnight.

Results

Deployed in over 1,000 locations across Africa and Asia, from urban universities to rural schools, the eGranary platform leverages Open Source resources, worldwide experts, local community leaders, volunteers, and group members in the diaspora in the development of customized collections that can be created and maintained by field partners, including ministries, educators, NGOs, and local community members.

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Website

http://www.widernet.org/

Organization Type

Non Profit

Headquarters

Chapel Hill, North Carolina USA

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