Dear GKD Colleagues: I am following up on the series of emails that have gone back and forth on this topic. I am a consultant who spent 19 years with HP prior to taking early retirement last year. My last role was National Business Development Manager for Education and Healthcare and I was engaged to find the next disruptive technology that could change how technology-assisted teaching, learning, and wellness could be sustainably delivered in developed and developing countries.
Advanced Interactive, a Vancouver-Canada R&D organization, had partnered with Canarie, the Canadian Government Internet R&D agency in 2000 to develop a solution for providing high speed access to Internet resources in schools, even when there was only a slow dial-up modem connection from the school to the Internet. The outcome was the commercialization of this distributed and remotely managed technology, which has evolved and brings financially self-sustainable connectivity to under-served communities, including those lacking electrical or communications infrastructure. I have 2 White Papers which will provide a comprehensive view of how they have addressed this challenge. This is currently installed in remote Aboriginal communities in Canada, in Uganda, Ghana, and soon in Senegal. It will also be used as the secure delivery vehicle by several Canadian Universities establishing bi-lateral campuses - one is rolling out with 12 Universities in China and the other 40 Universities in India. The curriculum provided by the Canadian University and a US College is monitored and managed constantly, refreshed nightly, and all student information is available at all times in any school that student touches. For more information or to discuss in more detail, please contact me. I look forward to your response. Regards Bob Robert Miller EVP Global Inc. Direct: (416) 423-9100 Mobile: (416) 464-7525 Fax: (416) 696-9734 Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]> "enabling virtual projects that narrow the digital divide" ------------ This DOT-COM Discussion is funded by the dot-ORG USAID Cooperative Agreement, and hosted by GKD. http://www.dot-com-alliance.org provides more information. To post a message, send it to: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To subscribe or unsubscribe, send a message to: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>. In the 1st line of the message type: subscribe gkd OR type: unsubscribe gkd For the GKD database, with past messages: http://www.GKDknowledge.org