We know that Kiron students face issues to connect to a stable wifi or data network. Because of this, when our team design our content and features, we pay attention to low connectivity users: we reduce the size of images, we self-host courses and use tricks to make videos directly accessible. All of this makes our content more accessible to you, even if you are using an older device.
Below you will find tips and tricks on how to access learning contents with limited internet connection :
OFFLINE MODE ON COURSERA:
- The Coursera App has an Offline mode: you can download the material of any course in advance, when you are on a Wifi or data network (image 1)
- Then, when you will connect to the app without internet, you will first see the image on the left (image 2). You will be able to access what you just downloaded in the 'Downloads' tab, and keep studying the units you started (image 3) !
- The Kiron App on Android phones is one of the smallest Apps you can download. It has been designed for being particularly light to download and use >> this doesn’t use so much of your data as other educational apps.
- Each video on Kiron campus offers different types of quality. Choose the lowest one (144p)
- We have transcripts of Youtube videos in different languages. You can download the transcript and read it, instead of loading and watching the video. Simply click on this button below the video:
COPY-PASTE THE CONTENT OF A LESSON FOR LATER
- You can copy and paste the text content of a lesson into any type of documents, for you to read later offline.
USE THE CACHE DATA ON THE APP (at least when you have low data)
- The cache is a data storage layer, which stores some data, so that future requests on a website or app are served faster. Data is cached automatically when opening a new page or an app
→ Normally, data is cached automatically in your browser and app, so make sure you didn't disable it
→ If you’ve looked at something on Kiron Campus, now it is on your device. Except for videos.
BUILD A STUDY GROUP
- If you and other students are studying the same course, it is a good idea to build a study group, in which you will be able to share content of the course. This way, only one person of the group has to download the content for a unit, and the others don’t have to use their data, since they can study with what has been shared. Next unit, it will be another person downloading and sharing !
- It is also a good idea to monitor how you use your data: social media, conversations, videos, games etc. and be more aware of the allocation of data to your needs.