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Solar Powered Digital Equipments for Distance Learning In Developing Countries

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Digital equipment and devices have become most essential tools for disseminating knowledge in educational institutions. The use of such equipment has now become more effective with the inclusion of contents available in the Internet. All of these tools and means have created a great opportunity for spreading teaching and learning in distance educational mode. But for a developing country, the main hindrances for spreading distance education are the cost of the equipment and availability of Internet access over all parts of the country. A research has been carried out on how the cost of useful digital gadgets and their accessories can be brought down to an affordable price and how the access to the Internet can be made easy for the students in general. This paper starts with the description of the challenges for reaching the objectives and then it explains how they are overcome by different indigenous technical solutions. Moreover, work on how the power requirement for the commonly used digital equipment has been minimized is reported in the paper. Finally it shows the techniques of applying solar power to supply the energy requirement for the gadgets to be used for distance learning. This has made a break through in education sector for a vast community in developing countries.

Yayınlandığı Kaynak : TOJDEL (The Online Journal of Distance Education and e-Learning)
  • Yıl : 2013
  • Cilt : 1
  • ISSN : 2147-6454
  • Sayı : 4
  • Sayfa Aralığı : 0-0
  • IO Kayıt No : 9644
  • Yayıncı : Sakarya Üniversitesi Yayınları