The Kio Kit is a digital education toolbox enabling schools in emerging markets to access online educational tools for better learning.
Kio kit is a ready-to-use box of digital education tools designed for schools in low-income communities in primarily emerging markets.
The kits come packed with 40 Kio tablets, preloaded with engaging educational content divided into three key sections: academic content aligned to local curriculum, games that stimulate critical thinking, and content focused on responsible citizenship and environmental conservation. The case offers storage for the tablets as well as charging.
The tablet can run multimedia content, has enough battery to manage intermittent power, and is ruggedized to reduce breakage. Kio tablets are locked to prevent theft and ensure digital child safety.
Goal 4: Quality education
The kit is manufactured in Kenya.
Users can obtain the product directly from BRCK.
Since 2013, BRCK has sold over 2,500 devices in 54 countries.
Mobile Internet, SMS, voice, Fixed Internet, Wi-Fi, etc
2G, 3G, 4G, LTE, broadband, dial-up, other [specify]
Smartphone, feature phone, computer, tablet, other [specify]
bluetooth, Wifi, camera, IVR, GPS, Accelerometers/Motion sensors, physiologic biosensors, biometric identifiers, SIM, Memory card (e.g microSD), other [specify]
Connectivity requirement for the product/service to work. Some apps/services can work offline.
he product/service able to receive and send back information to the user?
Support according to the literacy level required from the user. If no, the user is intended to be literate.
Android, IOs, Windows, or other [specify]
Uninterrupted power supply (UPS), ocassional power supply [minimum time required], other
education equipment, educational behavior change, human resource management, decision support, data collection & analytics, electronic education records, education provider, stock management, special education surveillance and reporting
Kio Kit is an integrated education platform that consists of 40 Kio tablets, a SupaBRCK, and a hardened, water-resistant, lockable case that also offers wireless charging.
The Kio Tablets are designed to be simple and easy-to-use for children and teachers, with the ability to tun multimedia content, enough battery to manage intermittent power, and ruggedized to reduce breakage. Kio tablets are locked to prevent theft and ensure digital child safety. The general specifications include:
- Screen size: 7”
- Resolution: 1024×600
- Processor: 1.2 GHz, dual-core
- RAM: 1 GB
- Storage Space: 4GB
- Ruggedization: Drop resistant to 70cm, scratch, IP52 water, and dust resistant.
The lockable case is portable is ruggedized and is used for secure storage of the tablets as well as charging. There is a single plug used to charge the Kit and one button to power on the entire system.
Provided by the manufacturer.
Designer specified performance targets include ruggedized, water-resistant, lockable, long battery life, and easy charging.
Testing performed by the manufacturer showed that after one year of use in a rural school, there were no incidences of a malfunctioning or broken screens.
No third-party organizations, only testing performed by the designer.
No known safety hazards are related to this product.
Ahmada, R., Abdulla, A., Yunus, S., Ismail, M., 2019, Teachers’ Perception on Using Kio-Kit to Enhance Teaching and Learning STEM Subjects in Zanzibar, Sustainable ICT, Education and Learning, pp. 135-144.
Cass, S., 2016, CeBIT2016: The Kio Kit Is a Classroom in a Box, IEEE Spectrum
Thomson, I., 2016, OERs taking Schools from Resource Poor to Resource Rich, PCF8 Conference Malaysia.
BRCK has stated its product’s compliance with Open Source Regulations.
Kio Kit has evaluated for durability and ease of use by both teachers and students.
- In November 2016, BRCK’s Kio Kit was named top innovation at the ITU Telecom World Awards.
- Kio Kit was rated first in the Global SME Category of Awards.
- The Kio Kit won the Product Design category award at the 2017 iF Design Awards
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