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Hello David,

Thank you for commenting on our submission. Following up from our introductory conf call.

Our team is reviewing the information on your website and will be submitting an application for consideration by the your Bendigo Inventor Award committee.

Best regards,
Rich Curtin

Hello Rebecca,
Thank you for your endorsement of our initiative.
We would look forward to opening a dialog with you and your organization to explore collaboration opportunities. I'll reach out to you on Linkedin to connect... you can also contact me at so that we can schedule a conf call. Best regards, Rich Curtin

The concept of having an off-line educational access point is not new, as there have been a number of options available in the market, starting with Intel’s Content Access Point (CAP) introduced in late 2014.
The major challenges with their CAP was, and still is, that it is just a hardware device, with the huge task of specifying and assembling a viable off-line eLearning system solution left to “others” to craft a solution that addresses the critical needs of students and educators to deliver an eLearning solution with appropriate apps, student management / tracking, and mulit-site administration and management tools.
Nucleos has built on the access point concept and have gone many steps further to deliver a ready-to-deploy eLearning Hub. Our plan is to extend the advanced crisis planning and preparation carried out by such organizations as the Red Cross, to ensure that our eLearning solution is ready, in advance of crisis/emergency situations. We believe that our solution can deliver an effective semblance of educational continuity, enabling a positive experience even in the most difficult of family situations.

Yes, fully agree that we need to work with regional educational administration personnel to have the appropriate eLearning material and region-specific languages, pre-loaded – this is the first step in our development plan.
Additionally, working with these same educational personnel, we will be incorporating student in-take / enrollment testing to calibrate their level of expertise – e.g. language, math and science skills - and utilize adaptive eLearning applications to allow the student to progress towards ultimately participating in region-specific certification / testing, to demonstrate the expected level of subject competency.

A key aspect of the “scalability” of our solution is that the set-up and deployment is very rapid, without a need for highly skilled IT personnel. The on-site proctors / tutors will be the same individuals that are already in place at the shelter, and as the students will be accessing self-directed adaptive eLearning applications (already proven effective in traditional classroom settings), they will progress through the curriculums at their own pace, assisted as necessary by the section leaders. We envision that in addition to staging the deployment packages (Apps and hardware) the proctors / tutors will attend an on-line training program to get them familiar with all aspects of the PortableCloud Learning Hub and arrange for pre-emergency installations to test out their skills.