Almost a year has passed after PiGo was first started. At first, we had a very basic demo that did some basic things. Now, PiGo has grown and it’s being used at a public school in San Miguel City. In this blog we would like to share the experience and challenges that PiGo faced so far.

Students submitting homework using PiGo in El Salvador

The biggest challenge we faced during the first live trial of PiGo LMS was getting the authorization from the school to use PiGo as a virtual classroom. This was due because the students never used an e-learning platform, and it was challenging because we had to explain them about how to connect to the internet. We spent 2-3 hours explaining them about URL and Web Browsers.  After that we were good to go!

The school had a slow internet speed (128 kb/ps), and we were afraid of the page never loading of issues while submitting the homework. However the Simple Cache and System Cache prevented this. So we had 22 students connected at the same time, submitting homework, sending private messages to the teacher, using the chat, uploading Microsoft Word documents, all this while using a slow connection under a shared server. No issues, no errors, everything working as expected. Arvixe probed to be the most robust and reliable hosting solution for elgg networks and for custom elgg based applications in the world.

PiGo First Live Trial

PiGo First Live Trial

Students using PiGo LMS

PiGo survived the first live trial and we’re now heading for the second more critical trial: Online Exams/Quizzes. This week we will be doing test with 3 students, they will be doing a Science exam. This is the most critical, and it will be supervised by our National Core Engineer, Milton Parada. We believe in this project and we believe we can provide a better e-learning platform to schools and universities.

Stay tuned for upcoming updates!!

Wanna read the school’s official press release? Read it here: http://sitiosescolares.miportal.edu.sv/12944/noticias/posts/aula-pigo-habilitada.html

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