What is ELI?
It’s a platform for an Online Bible Correspondence Courses. If you will install the ELI on a hosting, you will get your own Bible Correspondence Courses Application (BCC App).
The BCC App allows children to study online interactive lessons and communicate with your guides. BCC App is accessible with PCs, tablets and phones and contains many interactive elements for children.
BCC App can be linked with the ELI Android application available at Google Play and be used as online mobile application.
How to get it?
- Attend training
If you are interested in starting the BCC App in your country, you can ask Daniel Fér at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will get training for the National Coordinator and Content Manager (see Requirements). During training you will get the account here at bccapp.info, where you can translate and download application.
- Translate the application
Use your account to translate the whole application into your language. You can create sub-accounts for translators.
- Upload the application at your webhosting with your domain
You will get the translated app from bccapp.info and have to download it as package which you need to put at your own hosting with your domain.
ELI is just a package, not a centralised service. You need to put it on your own hosting and your copy is not connected with others.
- Set up the application
You can setup the name, colours, images, modules and behaviour of the application.
- Add content
Content (courses and devotionals) is distributed separately from the ELI application. You can download lesson files from the cloud (you will find the link in your account here at bccapp.info) and upload them into the editor in BCC App, translate them and use in your BCC App. You can use the editor to create your own lessons and daily devotionals.
Created by CEF Czech Republic
- It was made specifically for the needs of CEF
- We own all code and design, and have full control over further application development
- Development depends on one person and we are looking for someone to cooperate
For PCs, tablets and phones
Children today use many forms of modern technology, not just computers. Czech statistics show which devices children used to access the BCC App.
- Desktop computer - 37.5 %
- Tablet - 4.7 %
- Mobile - 57.8 %
Types of account
Child can register and study interactive lessons and read daily devotions.
The guide check each lesson for a child and lead them through the courses. They can also write messages with children.
The administrator manages guides, the application setup and the content of the application (lessons, courses and devotionals). The administrator can also be a guide.
- Creator of content
The creator of the content (the designer or translator) uses a built-in application editor to create lessons or change the content of the lessons.
Application and content
The ELI application and content are distributed separately. The ELI allows you to create your own BCC App. Once you have a BCC App, you can add content (courses, lessons and daily devotionals).
- You will get the application without courses and lessons.
- You can translate existing lessons in the built-in editor and use them.
- You can create your own lessons through the built-in editor.
- The application is translated separately from the content. This means that if you change the language of the application, the lessons will stay the same, therefore one instance of app can only be in one language.
Example: Czechia crate lesson in EDITOR and download it as a file, then upload the lesson to the WEBSITE for the children. Romania takes the file from Czechia and upload it to their EDITOR. Romania translate and edit lesson in EDITOR and download it as a file, then upload the lesson to the WEBSITE for the children.
Same principle as printed courses
The application keeps the same principle as the printed correspondence courses. Instead of paper it uses digital devices and instead of posting responses, it uses an internal system to allow communication between the children and their guides.
|Česká republika - Čeština|
|Hledej a najdi|
|Latvija - Latviešu|
|Македонија - Македонски|
|Románia - Román|
|Slovenská republika - Slovenčina|
|Hľadaj a nájdi|
|Sverige - Svenska|
These are general rules for the ELI application. Each country is represented by local organization. You can find the information at the bottom of each instance of the ELI application.
Who is collecting personal information?
Application is managed by Dětská misie. We do not share information with any other party. Only our administrators and trained guides can see information about children.
What information are collected?
For registration is required only nick-name. Children can also fill in gender and school-class. If we obtain parental consent via e-mail, we collect e-mail address, real name and mail address.
What do we do with informations?
- Nick-name, gender
We use these to personalize communication with child.
We use this information to automatically lock courses suitable only for older children.
- E-mail (with parental consent)
We use e-mail to automatically notify children about new tasks and replies from guides. E-mails are hidden and guides nor administrators can see them.
- Mailing address (with parental consent)
We send little reward after child finishes the course. Mailing address is visible to guides who send reward.
Default registration is anonymous and doesn't require parental consent. Parents can use their child's account to view all the collected information and browse full history of communication with guides.
If required, child can request parental consent through application. Request is send via e-mail and parent have three options:
- delete account and all the information
- allow anonymous registration
- grant permission to process personal information
Link stay valid and parent can manage personal information or change conset at any time.