Educator files patent for Porta-School

Dr. Diana Muir of East Moline, IL has filed a provisional process patent for a product called Porta-School that contains everything needED to take a class, teach an entire high school program or learn a career/technical trade on a solar- powered tablet. Porta-School, will contain curriculum, exams, digital texts, resources, social networking tools, and assessment tools on a solar-powered tablet with other apps.

Dr. Muir, recognized as the Global Educator of the Year in 2010 by CCLP, a European education entity, owns and operates the World Virtual School ( The WVS currently operates in 117 countries and serves more than 540,000 students, many of whom do not have electricity, internet connection, or access to basic education. Porta-School will include all the resources and back office infrastructure needed to take a class, learn an occupation, or run a school in 3rd world countries. It will also be used in areas such as the Appalachian Mountains, rural townships, and natural disaster areas in the United States.

Dr. Muir is currently vetting technology companies to develop the software and applications. For more information, contact