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Mar 16, 2022

Greater Connectivity in Education

Aptus PI is a low-cost device that allows educators and learners to connect to digital learning platforms and content without the need for grid electricity or internet access. The Ministry of Education recently launched the use of the device in fifteen technical and adult and continuing learning centers across the nation. It is the Ministry’s hope that the Aptus device will be a significant contributor to the connectivity challenges face by many learning institutions.

Dian Maheia ,CEO, Ministry of Education

Dian Maheia


“It is built like a classroom without walls. It is like a mini computer in a very small device. What it does, it allows you to connect to the device. It allows internet access, basically without being online. So, with one Aptus device you can connect up to thirty devices within a certain range. So, you can load on to the Aptus device, different sites. So, this is really what we are anticipating as an effective solution for schools where internet access is a challenge, for places where connectivity can be a problem. So, you can have an Aptus device placed in a class room and then everyone will be able to connect to the device to access whatever has been loaded unto the device. The pilot project, there are few components to it, part of it is Aptus and part of it is Notesmaster. Notes Master is a platform which holds learning content, so curriculum; there is curriculum on Notes Master in English, math and various subjects. Notes Master is international. So, when you log on to the Notesmaster site, you will be able to access lessons created by Belizean instructors, but you will also be able to access lessons that have been created by instructors across the world. It promises to be an effective solution for classrooms that have a lot of challenges.”

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