'Internet-in-a-Box', a project to deliver the Internet to the world with a small server packed with a huge amount of information
There are still many areas in the world where the Internet does not reach, and many efforts are being made to reach those areas as well. One such initiative, ' Internet-in-a-Box (IIAB), ' packs Wikipedia articles, map data, educational data, etc. into a single small server and delivers a pseudo-Internet to the world. I am.
IIAB has educational contents such as all articles of Wikipedia for 40 languages , map data of OpenStreetMap , 40,000 electronic books, learning management software ' KA Lite ' and offline dedicated web on a small server as below. It is a project that delivers a huge amount of content and educational environment to areas not connected to the Internet by packing software such as the browser ' Kiwix'.
Internet-in-a-Box Overview and Demo --11 April 2013 --YouTube
IIAB has been used in educational settings in more than 20 countries such as Mexico, India and Myanmar. In the following movie, you can see how you actually browse various contents using IIAB.
You can connect to IIAB wirelessly or by wire from your laptop, tablet or smartphone.
When connected to IIAB, the IIAB top screen is displayed on each terminal. At the bottom of the top screen, an access menu for data stored in IIAB such as Wikipedia, ebooks, maps, videos, and software is displayed.
When I open Wikipedia, it looks like this. Wikipedia data in 40 languages is installed in IIAB, and the Arabic version of Wikipedia is open in the movie.
IIAB contains data from Project Gutenberg , which publishes out-of-copyright literary works for free, and allows you to browse 40,000 e-books.
In addition, the map data of OpenStreetMap saved in IIAB allows you to check fairly detailed road information.
In addition, IIAB also contains file sharing software and data management software that help with learning, so it is used not only for educational institutions such as schools and libraries, but also for medical record sharing at medical institutions. ... apparently ...