INNOVATIVE MICRO-CLOUD PLATFORM  

Millions of students can’t reach the global knowledge and resources that e-Learning can provide. The C3 Micro-Cloud changes all that – anytime, anywhere. The Critical Links C3™ (Classroom Content Cloud) is a self-contained, cloud-enabled e-Learning platform that can dramatically simplify the delivery of digitized 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.

C3 Classroom, Content, Cloud

C3 Cloud Control

Learning Management System

C3 FUNCTIONALITY  

Micro-Cloud

Micro-Cloud

Plug-and-play micro-cloud solution with powerful tools and possibilities.

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi Access Point functionality to allow easy connection to locally cached resources.

Digital Content

Digital Content

Access your digital content instantly from a local repository.

Internet Access

Internet Access

Manages your Internet Access by profile, giving the right permissions to students and teachers.

Internet Speed

Internet Speed

Improve your internet speed by caching HTTP and HTTPS pages and prioritizing access by user profile.

Centralized Management

Centralized Management

Manages content and configuration of hundreds of schools from a central location.

Any Environment

Any Environment

Works across all educational environments (urban, remote, private and highly secure) regardless of location.

Compatible Devices

Compatible Devices

Compatible with any student device (notebooks, desktops, tablets, mobile phones, etc).

C3 APPLIANCES  

Can be deployed either as an appliance, or as a software build for customer-provided servers that meet the required specifications. However, the C3 solution is normally delivered in an appliance footprint for ease of deployment and use.

C3 CLASSROOM

Designed for classroom use
Accommodates up to 50 students
Battery backup (optional)

C3 HYBRID

Designed for clusters of classrooms,
or small schools
Additional network interfaces
Accommodates up to 200 students
LAN network interface (GbE)
Battery Backup (optional)

C3 SCHOOL

Designed for an entire school
LAN interface (GbE)
Accommodates up to 1,000 students

C3 CLOUD CONTROL  

The C3 Cloud Control provides a centralized, cloud-based portal for the creation, selection, curation, and distribution of content that can easily be distributed to authorized C3 Micro-Cloud instances all over the world.

LEARNING CONTENT

Content can be either original content, or that acquired from third-party sources.  Examples would be subject texts, e-books, research papers, etc. In addition, content can be selected from either HTTP or HTTPS websites (with applicable permissions) to enrich the materials and resources used in the e-Learning process.  

CENTRALIZED ADMINISTRATION

Once content is selected, the centralized administration can package and upload this to the C3 Cloud Control repository.  Further, different packages can be defined based upon the type of school or classroom, yet still centrally curated and managed. This centralized paradigm isn’t just for content, but for systems-level management, security policies, etc.  

 

REMOTE UPDATES

Whenever a connection is available from a local C3 Micro-Cloud, it can check for updates, new content, etc. This allows an entire region to change/edit the content any time, anywhere, and know that it will sync whenever the micro-cloud next connects.

 

FOUNDATION LMS  

A basic Learning Management System (LMS) is essential in the e-Learning process, both for teachers and students. Also, for more advanced/complex environments, the industry-leading Moodle LMS is also provided with each C3 Micro-Cloud.
 

CONTENT CURATION

Both Foundation LMS and Moodle LMS can be managed from the central C3 Cloud portal, and leverage centrally curated content and policies. 

CLASS PLANNING

For Teachers, an LMS provides a way to organize content, give out assignments, and track results.  It has become an essential tool in class planning and execution.

LEARNING GUIDE

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.

USAGE SCENARIOS  

Governments

Massive Centralized Management
E-projects
Standardization
Integrated Solution

Private Schools

Standardization
Integrated Solution
Save cost with Internet

Corporations

Corporative Learning
Train employees in remote sites
Centralized control