Eduflix was conceived to bring quality education to all the students across India. In technology parlance, you will understand that this access can be in two ways – through online medium like internet or through local medium like your hard drive or dvd drive. There is a huge potential in online medium because of many reasons. Technology helps in scaling up very fast without worrying much about supply chain of physical drives. The cost per byte incurred in delivering content is also falling down. Netflix, one of our role models, has been very successful in scaling up using online streaming model.
However, we have some problems in India. Our broadband infrastructure is not as strong as US. Even in homes where there is broadband connection, the cost of bandwidth is very high to provide education content, specially the kind of video content we deliver, at an affordable cost. A time will come soon when this problem will be solved. And Eduflix is prepared for that. But in the meanwhile, we need a system that can provide an affordable solution to students with current infrastructure.
Comes Eduflix on Stick. All course content packaged in a Eduflix Pen Drive that can be inserted in USB drive of computer. Students who don’t have internet connection can get Eduflix on Stick and install Eduflix on their computers using the stick. Further, Eduflix on Stick does not mean that students cannot take advantage of online features. These features work even if you have a low bandwidth connection. Basically, video streaming that is very high bandwidth consuming, happens from your local USB drive while the other Eduflix engagement features that need very low bandwidth happen over internet. In brief -
For no internet connection – Use Eduflix offline with Eduflix on Stick
For not so good internet connection – Still use Eduflix on Stick, eduflix will automatically sync up with server to bring you more features
For good internet connection – Use streaming option on Eduflix
Now all this assumes that there is a computer available with students. What about students who don’t even have a computer – well, we are working on that