EASY: Just download the RACHEL-Pi card image, burn it to a 32 GB SD card, plug the SD card in your Raspberry Pi, and you are all set. The SD card includes the operating system, a web server, a database, a search engine and the RACHEL educational content, all preconfigured and ready to run.
Plug the compact RACHEL-Pi server to a local network (like in a school or community center), or to a small wireless router, and any device (PCs, Macs, laptops, iPads, iPhones, Android tables & phones, etc. ) that can connect to the network (wirelessly or wired) will be browsing and playing the RACHEL content in no time.
You can even use the same RACHEL-Pi itself to act as a Wi-Fi hotspot! All details and step by step guide in the How-To page
This latest version includes numerous content updates, like the latest Medical publications from Hesperian, the newest K-12 Textbooks from ck-12.org, and a new "Khan Academy on a Stick" version, beautifully organized from the ground up in a very user friendly format, and with mp4 encoded videos (H.264 + AAC) that guarantee that they will play not just in modern HTML5 browsers but also on mobile devices like iPads, iPhones and Androids. No Flash required.
And releasing also full text search of the whole RACHEL repository, with a new and fast search engine, already pre-indexed and loaded in the server which makes search queries fly.
And all this running from a computer that fits in the palm of your hand
See a full working version online here, with the same content you have in a RACHEL server deployed where there is no Internet access. Useful to visualize the content of RACHEL.
RACHEL (Remote Areas Community Hotspots for Education and Learning) is a World Possible initiative to leverage the large volume of open and free educational courseware and libraries available online and make them available to Emerging Countries schools and communities with no Internet access or very limited bandwidth. The RACHEL Initiative has made possible that offline educational servers could be deployed by World Possible and large number of NGOs all around the world.
Very easily. Just follow the instructions and step by step examples in the HOW-TO page.
Yes. Please read the details in the About page.