NEW, SECURE OFFLINE LEARNING SOLUTION
Tired of learning materials not working? Is your school's internet connection unreliable? Does information security worry you?
New offline learning solution
Mobie Oy will introduce a new fully service in the spring of 2015 that will complement the always connected OnEdu cloud learning environment. This new service concept involves the use of a fully featured OnEdu learning environment, together with e-learning materials, that can be used on the students’ tablet devices without internet connectivity. Available e-learning materials include Mobie Zine books in HTML5 format as well as linked exercises and self-assessment tests together with images, animations, and video and audio files.
The teacher’s device is a more powerful server tablet with technical specifications that support ad-hoc wireless connections between it and the students’ tablets. A maximum of 50 students can join the ad-hoc wireless connection which has a two-way speed of 300 Mbps. Devices joining the wireless network need not have the OnEdu learning environment installed.
This approach allows students to complete exams in the OnEdu environment installed on the teacher’s tablet – within the confines of a secure internal network and without the need for an internet connection. Teachers may also prepare new or edit existing learning materials or exercises, and instruct students to download their personal copies from the teacher’s tablet. Once connected to the ad-hoc internal network, exercises completed by the students in offline mode are automatically transmitted to a course database installed on the teacher’s tablet.
In classroom mode, both the teacher and student devices can connect to the internet, but only to the OnEduCloud’s online shop. Teachers can use the shop to download learning materials for use as such or for further editing, and students can purchase personal copies of e-books or reading privileges. The OnEdu learning environment installed on the teacher’s tablet will install updates automatically when the tablet is connected to the internet. OnEduCloud can also be used to purchase storage space for automatic backups of personalized learning environments and learning materials.