What is Glitters?

Glitters contains freely accessible text, media, and other digital assets that are useful for teaching, learning, and assessing as well as for research purposes.

It is an open source, portable digital distribution tool based on inexpensive hardware that enables delivery of all educational materials to students off the grid.

The development and promotion of these resources are often motivated by a desire to provide an alternate or enhanced educational paradigm.

What product does Glitters contain for your school?

Glitters is set huge educational resources packaged together. It contains:

The E-Paath activities are based on the national curriculum of Nepal. E-Paath is a collection of digital interactive learning activities that are designed and developed at OLE Nepal and distributed freely. They are subject-specific and grade-specific. E-Paath is available in Nepali and English languages for grades 2 – 8.

Wikipedia for School contains everything. Wikipedia is great, but it wasn’t designed with any curriculum in mind. And because anyone can edit it, articles sometimes get vandalized. That’s why it has been put together this special collection to make learning as easy and safe as it can be. Topics we have selected include the very best of Wikipedia. The selection is vast, but because they have prioritized subjects on the curriculum, not all topics are covered at the same level of detail.

Sugar Learning Platform is based on Sugar Web Library. Sugarizer in any device is used every day by nearly 3 million children around the world. A Sugarizer server component allows collaboration and presence. Sugar Learning Software allows children to learn through doing. Children also have the ability to connect globally with worldwide experience.

Math Expression is fully a math tutoring materials including videos, study tips, practice questions and step by step solutions. Therefore, these products are tried and tested by experienced teachers and are widely used in classrooms in the UK, Australia, Hong Kong and many countries.

Understanding algebra can seem tricky at first. But if you build up a strong basic knowledge of beginner math facts and learn some of the “language” of algebra, you can understand it much more easily. The basic steps for solving algebra problems involve performing simple operations in small steps that “cancel” the original problem. Doing these steps carefully and in order should get you to the solution.

If you have ever wondered where we fit in the universe, then this interactive is for you. The Scale of the Universe takes you on a ride down to the smallest thing theorized by scientists and then out to the vastness of the universe.

The acronym “PhET” originally stood for “Physics Education Technology,” but PhET soon expanded to other disciplines. The project now designs, develops, and releases over 125 free interactive simulations for educational use in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, earth science, and mathematics.

Khan Academy is an educational organization with a goal of creating a set of online tools that help educate students. Khan Academy aims to provide a personalized learning experience, mainly built on the videos which are hosted on YouTube. It is meant to be used as a supplement to its videos because it includes other features such as progress tracking, practice exercises, and teaching tools. The material can also be accessed through mobile applications.

OLPC acronym (One Laptop Per Child) is a real-world laptop for real world change. The XO laptop was designed collaboratively by experts from academia and industry to combine innovations in technology and learning.  It is a collection of educational materials consolidated by the OLPC project. It includes:

Wiki Voyage helps explore places. It is a free travel guide for children about travel destinations and travel topics. It is a sister project of Wikipedia. Wiki Voyage has been called the “Wikipedia of travel guides”.

OpenStreetMap is built by a community of mappers that contribute and maintain data about roads, trails, cafés, railway stations, and much more, all over the world. OpenStreetMap emphasizes local knowledge. Contributors use aerial imagery, GPS devices, and low-tech field maps to verify that OSM is accurate and up to date.

Inspire. Educate. Empower.

The mission of Career Girls is for all girls to reach their full potential and discover their own path to empowerment through access to inspiring career role models and supportive girl-centric curriculum.

It is a searchable library of great literature collected from Project Gutenberg. Over 400 of the most beloved and respected books are represented

With Scratch, students can program their own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share their creations with others. Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century. Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab.

Open educational resources (OER) are digitized materials offered freely and openly for educators, students, and self-learners to use and reuse for teaching, learning, and research. OER includes learning content, software tools to develop, use, and distribute content, and implementation resources such as open licenses.

Radiolab is an audio show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience.

Next cloud is functionally similar to Dropbox, although Next cloud is free and open-source, allowing anyone to install and operate it on a private server. It allows adding additional functionality to the server in form of applications and enables the user to have full control of their data.

Blockly Games is a series of educational games that teach programming. It is designed for children who have not had prior experience with computer programming. By the end of these games, players are ready to use conventional text-based languages.

What text, media does Glitters contain for educational purpose?

Text: It contains books, documents and all portable educational resources for study purpose for school students.

Media: It contains videos, audios, animations and multimedia relevant to school level curriculum.

Simulation: It is the real-time practice of experiments, situations and settings in the interactive model for practical teaching and learning.

Assessment and Evaluation: Test and progress measurement are digitized and automated for smart classrooms.

Server Machine System Requirements

  Minimum Requirements   Recommended Requirements
Operating System Ubuntu 16.04 (x86 or x64) Ubuntu 18.04 (x86 or x64)
CPU Core 2 Duo or Athlon at 2.4 GHz or higher Core 2 Quad Q6600 at 2.4 GHz or AMD Phenom 9850 at 2.5GHz or higher
Memory 4 GB 6 GB
Hard drive 290 GB of free space, 22 GB + 8 GB Swap File hard disk space 580 GB of free space, 48 GB + 12 GB Swap File hard disk space
Graphics Hardware 3D Hardware Accelerator – 64MB of memory minimum DirectX 9.0b DirectX 9.0c compatible video card. 3D Hardware Accelerator – 256MB memory minimum
Sound Hardware DirectX 9.0b compatible 16-bit sound card DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
Network Hardware LAN Router WLAN Network Card
Browser Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome QupZilla

Client Machine System Requirements

  Minimum Requirements   Recommended Requirements
Operating System Windows 7 or Ubuntu 16.04 Windows 10 or Ubuntu 18.04
CPU Pentium 4 1.5 GHz or Athlon XP 1500+ processor or higher Core 2 Duo or Athlon at 2.4 GHz or higher
Memory 2 GB 4 GB
Hard drive 160 GB 320 GB
Graphics Hardware 3D Hardware Accelerator – 64MB of memory minimum DirectX 9.0b DirectX 9.0c compatible video card. 3D Hardware Accelerator – 256MB memory minimum
Sound Hardware DirectX 9.0b compatible 16-bit sound card DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
Network Hardware LAN Port WLAN Network Card
Browser Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome QupZilla

Glitters Team Members

Pramit Lama

Yojan Khatiwada

Milan Kumar Sardar Tharu

Glitters Credits

Glitters includes a variety of educational content and applications which are attributed as follows:
All E-Paath content is available for free at https://www.olenepal.org.
All Wikipedia content is available for free at www.wikipedia.org.
All other Wikimedia content is available for free via links at www.wikimedia.org.
All Khan Academy content is available for free at www.khanacademy.org.
All PhET Interactive Simulations content is available for free at phet.colorado.edu.
All Gutenberg content is available for free at www.gutenberg.org.
All OLPC content is available for free at wiki.laptop.org.
All MIT Scratch content is available for free at scratch.mit.edu.
All Math Expression content is available for free at www.mathexpression.com.
All OpenStreetMap content is available for free at https://www.openstreetmap.org.

Glitters also includes the work of content aggregators which we gratefully acknowledge:

RACHEL is a curation of selected offline content at oer2go.org.

Kiwix is a ZIM server and repository of Wikimedia and other content in a compressed ZIM file format at www.kiwix.org.

KA Lite is a server and repository of Khan Academy content in various languages at learningequality.org/ka-lite.

Glitters also contains a number of applications each of which has its own attribution information, which is included.

This Glitters distribution resides at github.com/iiab primly developed by Internet-In-A-Box community.

It is licensed under the terms of the GNU Library General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

Licensing information may be found at github.com/iiab/iiab/blob/master/LICENSE.md.

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