eGranary Education Platform off-line system that fits into any situation where students lack reliable infrastructure, Internet connectivity, or the ability to gather.
eGranary Education Platform
Technology to Support Education in Crises & Conflict Prize
Reading Skill Targeted
Foundational, Pre-Reading, Reading, Reading Environment
Health Crisis - Honorable Mention (tied)
Content comes from over 2,000 Web sites, including Wikipedia, the Khan Academy, MIT OpenCourseware, MIT Blossoms and TED
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.
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.
eGranary Digital Library
ACR GCD-funded WiderNet Project's digital library providing content to individuals and organizations that lack adequate Internet access.
Blogs and Media
Research and Resources
eGranary Digital LibraryACR GCD-funded WiderNet Project's digital library providing content to individuals and organizations that lack adequate Internet access.
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