Localised Content for Village Schools

Vigil, Morgan and Johnson, David and Belding, Elizabeth (2016) Localised Content for Village Schools, Proceedings of The International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services (MOBISYS 2016), 26-30 June 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.

Item Type: Conference poster
Subjects: Computer systems organization > Architectures > Distributed architectures
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2017
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 15:32
URI: http://pubs.cs.uct.ac.za/id/eprint/1155

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