We are a non-profit working in a small community in Tanzania. The project in a US 501c and Tanzanian NGO called Precious project. You can find info at www.preciousproject.org
My wife and I are both in the technology area, so we have focused our efforts on educating children thru technology. Last year we started phase 1 of a ICT project with iPads and the India based Zaya LMS platform. We wanted to make sure that digital learning would be accepted by the community and teachers, and thankfully they have all been very enthusiastic.
We find the RACHEL platform very interesting and by now, my wife have probably already order one, but I have a few questions… and maybe this is better handled through a quick conversation, in which case Jeremy can reach out to me on linked with contact info.
Currently the school in Nshupu has ~150 students and it will eventually grow to about 230 kids.
How does the platform scale? I.e. can we get multiple devices and they can each be accessed by 40-50 kids, can they be clustered or can we easily put it on another platform which will scale more easily?
Love the current content, but how frequently is it being updated?
Are you planning on creating a actual LMS,which student management, log-in, gamification, curriculum assignments, reporting etc.
Are there other Tanzanian projects where specific content (we have seen the PDF already)?
We are using iPads, any known restrictions?
Awesome initiative, thanks… and we might have a few more questions…