Introductory videos of Aptus, the Classroom Without Walls. A large number of learners and teachers in the developing world operate in "unconnected" environments – unconnected to the power grid and to the Internet. There needs to be a different approach to extend them support. COL’s idea of a "classroom without walls" can make a contribution. We can imagine a situation where a learner in a typically unconnected environment can access a lesson in a Learning Management System (LMS), and complete an assignment, with her/his credentials intact and available to the teacher. Learners can also participate in a socializing process through visiting and commenting on a blog related to the learning materials and courses.
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Do Tablets and Aptus Contribute to Improved Learning Outcome? Results from an Applied Research Project in Swat Region, Pakistan Balaji, Venkataraman; Cheng, Ricky (Commonwealth of Learning (COL)Reach Out to Asia (Member of Qatar Foundation), 2016-04)This is a report of findings from the Project for Innovative Delivery of Education Using Mobile Technology, Pakistan. It contains an analysis of results of activities under collaborative project of the Commonwealth of ...
(Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2014-07)Aptus is a server with its own WiFi router. It can be deployed in areas with no access to grid electricity or data connectivity, and the users (with Tablets, smart phones or Laptops) can access several thousand Open ...
Balaji, Venkataraman; Cheng, Ricky; Gruda, Michelle (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2015-02-24)Presented at Mobile Learning Week 2015, UNESCO (24 February 2015) held in Paris, France by Dr. Venkataraman Balaji (co-written with Mr. Ricky Cheng and Ms. Michelle Gruda), Commonwealth of Learning.
Aptus Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2016-11-25)Promotional brochure explaining Aptus - a device developed by the Commonwealth of Learning to facilitate elearning in remote and disconnected areas. (Revised June 2018).
Making Mobile Learning Highly Viable in Contexts with no Connectivity or Grid Power: A Recent Implementation Balaji, Venkataraman; Ally, Mohamed; Shinde, Vanita; Mose, Mose (Commonwealth of Learning (COL);Qatar Foundation;Athabasca University;Mann Deshi Foundation;The National University of Samoa, 2017-03-22)Workshop presentation by Dr. Venkataraman Balaji (Commonwealth of Learning), Dr. Mohamed Ally (Athabasca University), Vanita Shinde (Mann Deshi Foundation), and Mose Mose (National University of Samoa) for Mobile Learning ...