Use of JupyterLite in education - references?

Hi all,

in an academic paper, I’d like to comment on the potential of JupyterLite for zero-install scenarios in education, and am looking for references / example use cases to cite.

At the JupyterCon 2023 in Paris there was a talk reporting from schools in France running some (notebook-based) maths (?) teaching, where a lonely server in one place served the software to very many (10^5?) pupils via JupyterLite. Is there a reference/URL for this? (Perhaps it was this talk: Capytale: a case of large-scale use of jupyter notebooks in education :: JupyterCon 2023 :: pretalx)

Do people have other examples?

Context: JupyterLite, if it can be employed, combines the ‘zero-install’ advantages of Binder with the learning providing their own hardware (i.e. the computer that runs the web browser). This must be a very powerful setup if the software you need can be made to run in JupyterLite.


Hi Hans!
I’ve been thinking about this a lot, and have had various conversations about it with Sylvain Corlay since that presentation at JupyterCon 2023, and previous ones at the Jupyter in Education community workshop in January 2023, also in Paris. At the time of this first event, the Capytale project had been live in Paris for 2.5 years, in the region for 1.5 years, and it was serving 40k instructors and 400k students with only 2 servers, one for the website and one for the database, hosting 1.2 million files in the database (teachers and students). The potential for large scale deployments of educational initiatives is huge, at scales that would be prohibitive for JupyterHub services. With Sylvain, we speculated what this might mean for initiatives in, say, Africa, or Asia. Imagine an educational project in Nigeria, not only the most populous country in Africa, but with more than 40% of the population under 14 years of age. So yes, JupyterLite has enormous potential, and I would love to be involved in a project to realize that potential. Shall we talk more?