Field Trials of Aptus Prototype: An overview of results from 15 countries
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 Educational Resources of repute and quality- such as videos from Khan Academy, Wikipedia for Schools, Simple English Wikipedia) and Moodle 2.7 or Drupal 7 (a content management system). Aptus prototype was launched in Sep 2013. During the 7th Pan Commonwealth Forum (PCF) at Abuja, Nigerai (Dec 2013), a series of demonstrations were conducted with Aptus. In one, a market place event, about 120 individuals attended a demo and gave written expressions of interest in testing the prototype in their respective sites and locations. Aptus was also demonstrated in the UNESCO Mobile Learning week (Paris, Feb 2014) and drew a significant audience.