To fund this critical project, Learning Equality has launched an Indiegogo Campaign that will run through December 15th.
Less than three years ago, Learning Equality launched KA Lite - an offline application that provides users access to Khan Academy’s massive library of educational content, completely offline. Already, over 2.1 million learners in over 160 countries have been able to leverage KA Lite to learn in a variety of environments including rural schools, orphanages, community centers, refugee camps, prisons and homes.
Learning Equality collaborates with countless organizations around the world, including Khan Academy. Salman Khan, Khan Academy’s founder, remarked that “KA Lite and Learning Equality are an instrumental part of our broader mission of providing a world-class education for anyone, anywhere. I can't overstate how much social impact they're having.“
Kolibri, which is currently in development, is Learning Equality’s updated response to educational inequality. Kolibri is open-source, and built to enable seamless authoring, peer-to-peer sharing, and engaging interaction with educational content offline. Learning Equality is working to combine a vast library of educational content from numerous sources all over the internet, and make the content available completely offline on low cost devices. Instructors and organizations will be able to create locally relevant customized educational curricula that fit their regional context, by remixing open content and materials they create themselves. Kolibri will also include tools for self-paced, collaborative learning to provide instant feedback for students and teachers, and personalized recommendations to enable students to work at their own pace with support from mentors and peers.
Learning Equality, a nonprofit organization, was founded by a group of students, led by Jamie Alexandre PhD, a Cognitive Science graduate from UC San Diego, former Khan Academy intern, and co-founder of several educational technology platforms. It continues to be a predominantly volunteer-driven and grassroots effort. Many talented and diverse individuals from all over the world are contributing their abilities and passions to finding solutions to help make education universally accessible.
Indiegogo Campaign: https://life.indiegogo.com/fundraisers/kolibri-free-offline-app-for-universal-education