ApplianSys publishes groundbreaking edtech study
New edtech study defines Recommended Standards to make low-cost, sustainable, equitable school connectivity a reality
ApplianSys is delighted to announce the release of the ground-breaking C.O.R.E. Efficiency Strategies – a new framework for education stakeholders to deliver Meaningful Connectivity equitably and at lower cost.
UNESCO’s recent GEM23 Report highlights that current approaches to digital learning and the connectivity needed are inadequate; lower-bandwidth and hard-to-connect regions are being left behind at an even faster rate.
However, this new study, the culmination of a 2022-2023 collaboration between an international group of expert organisations dedicated to raising learning standards, challenges the prevailing course.
“C.O.R.E. Efficiency Strategies for Meaningful Connectivity and Recommended Standards” draws on lessons learned from connectivity programmes around the world to prove that, with the right approach, all schools can benefit from the most transformative e-learning technologies sooner and at the lowest cost – especially critical for those nations with the biggest gaps to close.
The study introduces a new practical framework and recommends standards that empower educators to Conserve, Optimise, Recycle, and Extend their available bandwidth capacity, so they can achieve 10 or 20 times more with the same limited resources.
ApplianSys Director of Education Technologies Roger Clark, says, “As part of its ITU Partner2Connect commitments, ApplianSys is helping Educators and Technologists in hard-to-connect underserved areas to understand and adopt the technologies and approaches they need now, not years from now. Our framework and recommendations are the toolkit to bring transformative digital learning to underserved communities sooner, at a lower cost, ensuring no one is left behind.”
Over 20 years, ApplianSys has become the world’s specialist for caching in schools.
We have been helping schools optimise connectivity since 2001, starting in the UK and the US, when bandwidth to schools was very narrow. The accumulated years of data from 160 countries and territories, with various environments, directly informs our technologies and product design to benefit learning systems worldwide.
As part of the ITU’s Partner2Connect (P2C) Digital Coalition, ApplianSys is proud to further its pledges to help Educators and Technologists in hard-to-connect and developing areas to both understand and adopt connectivity best practices that bring the most transformational benefits of digital learning to communities sooner, equitably, and more sustainably.