CONNECTING STUDENTS TO KNOWLEDGE
Mimio MicroCloud allows educators to deliver a rich learning experience in any classroom. Dramatically simplify and manage the delivery of digital content and e-learning capabilities to schools, regardless of infrastructure challenges or internet connectivity limitations. The Mimio MicroCloud solution offers a range of powerful capabilities, making it easy for students, teachers, and administrators to curate, publish, manage, and consume content. All delivered in a framework that is powerful, flexible, and customisable.
Millions of students can’t reach the global knowledge and resources that e-Learning can provide. The MimioCloud changes all of that – anytime, anywhere.
The MimioCloud is a self-contained, cloud-enabled e-Learning platform that can dramatically simplify the delivery of digitised content to schools. Everywhere. Irrespective of the constraints on internet connectivity and power, availability of technically skilled personnel, school location (urban or rural), or the specific student devices.
THE MICROCLOUD IS COMPRISED OF THREE MAJOR COMPONENTS:
Learning Management System
MICROCLOUD KEY FEATURES
Plug-and-play micro-cloud solution with powerful tools and possibilities.
Wi-Fi access point functionality to allow easy connection to locally cached resources.
Access your digital content instantly from a local repository.
Manages your Internet access by profile, giving the right permissions to students and teachers.
Improve your internet speed by caching HTTP and HTTPS pages and prioritising access by user profile.
Manages content and configuration of hundreds of schools from a central location.
Works across all educational environments (urban, remote, private and highly secure) regardless of location.
Compatible with any student device (notebooks, desktops, tablets, mobile phones, etc).
Designed for clusters of classrooms, or small schools that can accommodates up to 200 students on a Local Area Network (LAN). It comes with a Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) network interface and optional battery backup.
MIMIO MICROCLOUD CONTROL
The Mimio MicroCloud Control provides a centralised, cloud-based portal for the creation, selection, curation, and distribution of content and applications that can easily be distributed to authorised MicroCloud instances all over the world.
CONTENT & APPLICATIONS DISTRIBUTION AND SYNCHRONIZATION
Content (such as texts, e-books, learning games, etc.) and applications (such as Moodle, Kolibri, OpenEMIS, WordPress, among others) can be distributed to authorised MicroCloud instances. When updating existing content and applications, MicroCloud Control can synchronise only the portions that have been changed, keeping bandwidth low and performance high. Updated learning materials and learning applications are valuable tools to enrich the e-Learning process and are always available for more dynamic and engaging classes – even in the most remote environments.
Once content is selected, the centralised administration can package and upload this to the Mimio MicroCloud Control repository. Further, different packages can be defined based upon the type of school or classroom, yet still centrally curated and managed. This centralised paradigm isn’t just for content, but for systems-level management, security policies, etc.
Whenever a connection is available from a local MicroCloud Appliance, it is possible to remotely access the device, apply custom configurations, do remote maintenance, check for updates, add new content, etc. This allows an entire region to change/edit the content any time, anywhere, and know that it will sync whenever the MicroCloud next connects.
A basic Learning Management System (LMS) is essential in the e-Learning process, both for teachers and students. The LMS provides teachers a way to organise content, give out assignments, and track results. For students, the LMS is also key, as it provides easy access all content and assignments creating a complete digital learning experience.
Both Foundation LMS and Moodle LMS can be managed from the central Cloud portal, and leverage centrally curated content and policies.
For Teachers, an LMS provides a way to organise content, give out assignments, and track results. It has become an essential tool in class planning and execution.
For Students, the LMS is also key, as it’s their constant guide through the learning process as to what is their next step, what resources are available to assist in their learning experience and to keep students and teachers ‘in sync’ with regards to the digital learning process.