Features of Teacher In A Box
Teacher In A Box has been built through a series of iterations that have been tested in the field where internet access is difficult and power isn’t neccessarily guaranteed.
No Internet Required
Teacher In A Box server is designed to work without internet and instead provides a Local Area Network (LAN) to enable devices in the local area to also connect through wifi and receive content.
Teacher In A Box servers are transportable
Where possible, we make use of re-purposed laptops donated from industry. TIB servers can be easily transported across different locations which maximises the benefit it supplies to the community.
Classes taught by English speaking teachers
English is the language of business in most developing countries and differences in syntax and pronunciation become apparent when taught by teachers whose main language is not English. Transposition of local words may occur.
Plenty of Educational Content
Hundreds of gigabytes of materials are aimed at community development and academic studies from primary through to university level. Apart from the huge amount of resources in English, we can provide limited customisation to include some other languages.
Adaptable to a variety of scenarios
Adaptability forms the heart of the TIB server. As such it can be used with a projector or TV to help facilitate classroom learning or connect devices to the LAN so learners can interact with the platform directly.
Action Research & Development
Teacher In A Box was created after our founder Jeanette Johnstone visited Arusha, Tanzania in 2012. During Jeanette’s travels she discovered that there were numerous challenges with accessing quality education resources over the internet.
After returning to Australia Jeanette leapt into action to try to help solve these challenges and together with IT student Patrick Hackett, arrived at Teacher In A Box…
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