What is ELI?
It’s a website. Websites which do complicated things are called “web applications”. This application or “app” is called ELI.
ELI is an application for an online bible correspondence courses. It consists of a core application for children and their guides, and the editor for creation and the translation of lessons files. The application is accessible with PCs, tablets and phones and contains many interactive elements for children. ELI is distributed as a package which you need to install on your own webserver (similarly to Drupal or WordPress).
How to get it?
- Attend training
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 place at your own hosting with your domain.
ELI is just that package, not a centralised service. You need to put it on your own server and your copy is not connected with others.
- Set up the application
Because your copy of ELI is separate, you can change its setup. You can change the name, colours, images and behaviour of the application.
- Run the application
Once the setup is complete, you need to run your copy of the application under your own name on your own server.
Created by CEF Czech Republic
ELI was created by CEF Czech Republic by full time CEF worker, Daniel Fér.
- 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 Bible Correspondence Courses.
- Desktop computer - 37.5 %
- Tablet - 4.7 %
- Mobile - 57.8 %
Types of account
The application has one login form, but four types of account with different purposes.
The guide writes comments to the children to lead them through each lesson. He can also write letters with children.
The administrator manages the guides, the application setup and the content of the application (lessons and courses). 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 or change the content of the lessons.
Application and content
The application and content are distributed separately. The application (ELI) is a platform or environment which allows the management of accounts, settings, tools, the communication between guides and children, the review of lessons, and the editor for the creation of lessons. The content includes the courses and lessons (text, pictures, quizzes, questions).
- You will get the application with no courses or lessons.
- You can create your own lessons through the built-in editor.
- You can upload created lessons into the editor to translate and modify them and then use the modified lessons for your application.
- 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 run 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.