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Sat-Ed is proud to have been profiled by CNN and other major media outlets. We believe that our solutions dramatically improve the quality of life in the rural and regional areas and the quality of education all over the country.
Sat-Ed has two different areas of emphasis. The first is the Village Room for Life, bringing digital access to everyone; helping to bridge the digital divide. Each Room for Life is owned by an IT trained professional who is locally based and operates the center.
The second area of emphasis is using our Sat-Ed proprietary technology make an immense difference in the quality of education in schools all over the country. By incorporating Sat-Ed's Digital Libraries in schools, we are able to help school systems gain immense bandwidth savings for their schools; use IPTV video on demand for classroom teaching aids; create white-lists for limiting a student's access to objectionable material and cache websites on the Digital Library. By caching websites from the white-list on the Digital Library, it provides a student instant access to those sites, no matter how many people are viewing it at once. The reason for that is that the students are not accessing the site via the Internet but rather from the Digital Library. Because of that, the site pops up immediately. While it appears to everyone using it that they are online; they are, in fact, surfing the snapshot of the site site from the Digital Library. Because education is "predicative" we can cache a great number of sites that we know have a high degree of probability o being used in the classroom. Since going to these sites uses zero bandwidth, it frees up the school's bandwidth for other classroom uses or sites that are impossible to dynamically cache. Every night the Digital Library can be set to use the idle bandwidth to go out and get new changes to the white-listed sites and have it ready for the next day. Since the site is only pulling it down once a night rather than dozens or 100's of times during the day, the bandwidth savings are enormous. Because the students have instant access to the sites, including broadband video, music files or audio files on them; instead of waiting forever for sites to load, they see them at once. That makes a huge difference in the quality of education provided. It provides a quantum leap forward in education while, at the same time, capturing huge cost savings in bandwidth. It is a win-win for both the students and the school.
Additionally, by using IPTV Video on Demand (VOD) in the classroom, teachers can use a variety of mediums to educate their students. The key is to use short video clips that are used to enhance a teacher's lesson. It might be something as simple as a chemistry class seeing a short clip of what chemical reaction happens when two elements are combined or something as complex as a biology class following the dissection of a frog.
The idea used to be to deliver long-form education by video but that has failed by and large because educators often saw it as a threat to their positions. By using IPTV to supplement the teacher, the students dramatically increase retention and understanding of materials.
The Jasper Project from Vanderbilt University illustrates just that point. Below is a diagram of what happened when students were given math lessons that were augmented by short video clips. In essence, they were given video word problems. The key was to increase their critical thinking and problem solving skills and the sub-goal was getting the correct answer. The results, as you can see, are dramatic.
As you can see, the ability to use multiple sensory inputs to achieve learning increases retention and improves self-confidence and satisfaction… and how often can people say that about learning math?
There are many other benefits to the Sat-Ed technology platform for schools. For further information or for a proposal on how we can help you, please contact us at email@example.com and we would be happy to talk with you further.