HP School Cloud Brings Digital Learning Resources to Schools Without Internet
The HP School Cloud is a hybrid cloud appliance, meaning it acts as both an advanced wireless router and state-of-the-art file and content server. Each device will leverage a range of free, open source educational material from OpenStax—with more Open Education Resource partners to be announced later this fall. Schools without Internet access can simply install an HP School Cloud, turn it on, and let students dive into millions of e-textbooks and thousands of lessons on reading, science, mathematics, and more.
HP aims to reach one million learners by 2020 and is partnering with Intel to seed over 1,700 HP School Clouds to schools all over the developing world. The technology will pilot in The Kilgoris Project schools in Kenya and at schools in Malawi, Africa, this fall, contributing to a better learning environment for all students. HP is also partnering with the Global Business Coalition for Education and Education Cannot Wait, the first global movement and fund dedicated to education in emergencies, to explore where the new technology could be most needed to support students and teachers in other countries affected by conflicts, natural disasters and protracted crises.