How an entire country can standardize curriculum – and be up to date at all times
Standardized curriculum is the idea that all schools in the same country should follow the same learning plan, so that students in any community will be on the same level as their peers in the region. The curriculum defines what students are expected learn, and based on that, teachers have the autonomy to decide how they want to teach in order that their students achieve the desired standards.
However, all around the world, educational systems still struggle with maintaining a standardized curriculum across different regions.
Typically, rural and remote schools struggle with keeping up with the standards, often due to lack of resources, infrastructure and qualified teachers. This can create a huge knowledge gap between students from different areas in the same country.
It is known that students with access to a 21st century education are more likely to succeed in their future jobs, achieve better salaries and, thus, contribute to their region’s development. When they face obstacles to getting a quality education, their future – and the future of their region – may be compromised.
But how can we ensure that all students in any given country have access to the same high quality curriculum and resources? How can we standardize schools that often have such different economic and infrastucture realities?
The good news is that it’s easier than it looks, and it only costs a penny per student per day. Are your students worth a penny?
At Critical Links it is our mission to support the educational community with a Micro-Cloud solution to address these issues. The C3 Micro-Cloud is the leading solution to dramatically simplify and manage the delivery of digital content and e-Learning capabilities to schools, regardless of infrastructure challenges or internet connectivity limitations. Content, in the form of texts, videos, podecasts, simulations, and other resources, can be centrally curated in the C3 Cloud, and distributed to any authorized C3 Micro-Cloud in any school whenever a network link is available. This means that any country can set its standard curriculum, upload rich learning content, and share it with all the schools connected with the C3 Micro-Cloud – even the ones located in challenging environments. Any content updates can be applied to authorized micro-clouds on demand as they are able to connect with the C3 Micro-Cloud; even if this connection is intermittent.
With the C3 Cloud Control, not only can content and resources be managed centrally, but so can administration and management. Security policies, usage policies, user access levels – all can be managed centrally for an entire region/country of authorized C3s, to ensure uniform compliance and education throughout the entire system.
Having a customized curriculum guides teachers in the process of assessment and helps keep them on track – but this doesnt’t take away the teacher’s ability to craft their own classes – in fact, it enhances that. With the C3 Micro-Cloud, teachers have the opportunity to integrated technology into lessons and load their own content locally – for a more customized learning experience. While using rich learning content, such as videos, podecasts and learning games, students are found to be more interested in the subjects they are studing and it can improve their engagement and results.
With the C3 Micro-Cloud any school can use a wide variety of content in the classroom, allowing students access to seek and gather information on their own, under the guidance of their teachers, instead of passively receiving only the hardcopy information available in books.
Let’s talk about how can you use this technology in your school to open a world of learning and opportunity to your students!
The C3 Micro-Cloud has been already in use in more than 55 countries, reaching about 5 million students.
This life-changing solution only costs a penny per student per day. This small amount will give your students the chance to receive a 21st century education, no matter where they are in your country and where knowledge is a mouse-click away.
Are your students worth a penny per day?