Every eLibrary Project is a partnership between a school and the eLibrary project champions. The hardware and technologies that make up the Tambayayong eLibrary System (TeLS) or the Library in a Box supports the partnership formed around the idea of technology-assisted holistic education. Every partner school has to take ownership of the project by incorporating its materials in their lesson plans and instructional activities. Students need to reflect certain materials from the eLibrary in their learning portfolios, book reports, curricular and non-curricular activities. School administrators also have to provide supporting infrastracture and to encourage greater utilization of the eLibrary service.
The "product" is a stand-alone, browser-accessible repository of digital resouces: the eLibrary. Students and teachers will use a wifi access point("Tambayayong eLibrary"), open the browser and point it to "library.ph" (or 172.24.1.1) to access the repository. No internet required.
Project champions may consider "socialising" through the Tambayayong eLib Facebook group. A community bulleting board is also being considered.
The initial content of the eLibrary in a Box are indicated here. They are primarily for K-12 instruction. Other use cases of eLib could mean different sets of contents, to be determined by the eLib's principals or technology providers.
The contents of Tambayayong eLibrary System (TeLS), on the other hand, are self-curated by teachers and administrators of the partner school. The initial contents may include open resource from Open Ebooks, Project Gutenberg, Many Books, Didactalia, or those sources with creative common license like Khan Academy and Ted.
Donated digital resources may also be included. The instructional need of the schools are scoped, before the contents are put together and the Tambayayong eLib gets deployed.
Direct cost is related to the hardware necessary to deploy either the TeLS or the Library in a Box.
Indirect cost (like accommodation and fare) are shouldered by project partners.
See Tambayayong eLibrary Project Sustainability
Used smart phones, tablets, laptops may be donated directly to partner schools.
Raspberry Pi 3 microcomputers, microSD cards, power supplies, heatsinks. Donate these through technology service providers in coordination with partner schools.
If you are in a position to legally share appropriate digital materials, they may be donated to eLib Project's curators or technology service providers who in turn will incorporate your materials to the repository.
If you have the talent to help develop promotional materials, let us know.
Email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to help or offer your time for the eLib Project.