NO-School Connectivity UllernVGS Mar2021

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NO-School Connectivity UllernVGS Mar2021

Title NO-School_Connectivity_UllernVGS_Mar2021
Place Teams@Microsoft
Date, Time 2021/03/01, 1330-1500
Contact Person Margrethe Tschudi
Participants Josef.Noll, Erlend Nilssen Sverdrup, Sigrun Elisabeth Vaage, Ramyar Baban, Turid Melheim, Yngvild Elise Breivik, Margrethe Tschudi, Geir Paul Hansen, Wisam Ahmed Mansour
related to Project BasicInternet, Digitalisering VGS
Keywords School Connectivity
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Goal of the collaboration

The goal of collaboration between Ullern VGS, OsloMet, UiO and the Foundation is to

  • bring concrete concepts to students in VG1 and VG2
  • link different subject areas together through cross-cutting projects
  • establish something concrete, by ensuring that schools in developing countries can participate in the digital world
  • contribute to cross-cultural understanding

What we do and how we do things

The goal is to establish a WiFi Information Spot ( InfoSpot ) with free access to information

  • dissemination of information: what is the best way to bring information out to most people?
  • Assemble equipment (SIM card into 3G / 4G antenna, cables to LNCC, cables to Raspberry Pi (RPI)), watch video at
  • unpack and test, see step 4 on BasicInternet: How_To
  • troubleshooting, see BasicInternet: Problems
  • see practical examples under practical assignments VG 1
  • see practical examples from the work in Tanzania: reach out to more than 20 km in Selela, establish an InfoSpot when the village is in the shadow of the mountain (Izazi), or in a place where there is no electricity (Esilalei_ (TZ)). More in the description on BasicInternet: Solutions

Advanced level

  • be able to configure equipment. Buy boxes and start from scratch or use "over-the-air (OTA) installation" ( We have not established OTA yet ). We will expand the documentation on: BasicInternet: InfoSpot_configuration
  • Take a Raspberry Pi and program a Web server - the extension to e.g. sensor unit for current measurement (see TEK5110, Instructions for monitoring temperature and humidity with RaspberryPi -
  • Program equipment, troubleshooting,

Leading questions

  • Why do we need free access to information? digital transformation, automation ...
  • digitization and data analysis

Practical assignments

Assignments for Youth (age 13-15)/VG 1, addressing the Norwegian plan for cross-sectoral topics:

  • Freemium (free & premium) model: free access to information, paid access to broadband. Can we use examples from road networks, where pedestrians and cyclists can use the road without having to pay? - Convenient: measure how much data is used by streaming video
  • Radio: line-of-sight versus obstacles on the road
  • 'Coverage and range:' run around and measure Wifi and / or mobile coverage. Need an Android tablet / phone with Network Cell Info Lite, see: DigI: Establish_InfoSpot
  • the advantage of Raspberry Pi (RPI) as a "school server" versus 3G network. Test by 5-6 students downloading video via a bad 3G / 4G network, versus downloading video locally from RPI.
  • connect cables to establish Wifi network
  • 'Energy and information:' how much energy does the whole equipment use? How big must the solar cell and battery be to last all night, 1.5 days, ...

Assignments for Youth (age 16-19)/VG 2 electrical engineering and e-commerce: (goals for teaching in Norway)
VG 2 data technology and electronics:

Q & A

Q: What are we thinking?

A: We need something practical, what will come out?

Q: What do we need and what can we contribute ??

A: talk together and establish "opportunities"

Q: What do we see in the subject renewal of the renewal?

A: Level Vg1: Energy and control, e.g. interaction with solar energy
Level Vg2: village planning, frequency, coverage, capacity, configuration,
see section further up

Q: Collaboration on Health & Growing Up?

A: the opportunity to include social studies that all students have, because the sustainability goals are important goals for teaching on Health & growing up (Ref: Yngvild)

Q: Application: It is not necessary to use the antennas? Aren't the antennas, with SIM cards in it, working just like a mobile phones? (Sigrun)

A: Exactly, the receiving antenna works like a mobile. When it comes to Wifi, which we establish to offer Internet via Wifi, there are national rules. Basically, "private use of Wifi" is without restrictions. However, when offering Wifi through school, and especially when selling Internet access, national authorities may require that this be treated as an "internet service provider" (ISP).