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Localised Content for Village Schools

Vigil, Morgan , David Johnson and Elizabeth Belding (2016) Localised Content for Village Schools . In Proceedings The International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services (MOBISYS 2016), Singapore .

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Studies on global Internet connectivity report that only 40% of the world population has access to the Internet [1]. While Internet connectivity has the potential to provide nu- merous educational opportunities, there is often a lack of ed- ucational content that is relevant with respect to the culture and language of those attending schools in largely discon- nected communities. Inspired by the problem of sharing rele- vant educational content within and between schools, we ex- tend VillageShare to facilitate content sharing between vil- lage schools that are networked together via low-bandwidth wireless links. Originally designed to localize social media content in a single community [2], the extended version of VillageShare operates across multiple sites to ensure that relevant educational content is 1) highly available to local users and 2) made globally available using a robust syn- chronization protocol. This design enables village teachers and students to create regional repositories of relevant digi- tal curricula that are accessible even during network failures and outages.

EPrint Type:Conference Poster
Subjects:C Computer Systems Organization: C.2 COMPUTER-COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
ID Code:1155
Deposited By:Lamola, M.M
Deposited On:17 Febuary 2017