EduVod by Altech UEC

EduVod is a content delivery solution developed by UEC to deliver e-Learning content to schools via satellite or terrestrial broadcast networks.

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What is EduVod?

EduVod is a content delivery solution developed by UEC to deliver e-Learning content to schools via satellite or terrestrial broadcast networks.

The solution is hosted at a TV broadcast or data centre, and manages the receipt, processing and delivery of digital content assets over the broadcast network.

These assets are then received at the school by means of a satellite dish or terrestrial antenna, decoded with a receiver and stored on a server PC.

The e-Learning assets are then made available via the schools WiFi network to tablets and PC’s for use by learners.

All types of e-Learning content can be delivered, such as e-Books, audio and video files, pdf documents and interactive learning materials with assessment modules.

What is e-LEARNING CONTENT?

Electronic Learning (e-Learning) is technology-assisted learning and teaching using a variety of digital learning media such as e-books and audio and video learning content.

Satellite Distribution

Cheaper Costs

Continuous Learning

Why Satellite Delivery of Content?

The ability to deliver content to schools in the Africa context faces two major challenges – reach and cost – content files can be very large, and consume EXPENSIVE data.

A typical satellite will cover all of sub-Saharan Africa under one footprint – that is why TV operators use satellite – whereas mobile networks may not have good coverage.

The cost of a satellite channel is not cheap, but it is a fixed cost irrespective of the number of schools it delivers content to - so it makes sense in large scale deployments.

VSAT (two way satellite comms) is the most expensive, and only cheaper that satellite broadcast for a small number of schools (less than 39).

In SA, up to 250 schools mobile data is the cheapest, but satellite becomes more cost effective after 250 schools.