Updated Apr 24, 2020

Remote App Store Based Adaptive Learning Platform for COVID-19 Response

http://www.pixatel.com/cloudplatform

Prabhjot Singh

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Mobile App Store Based Adaptive Learning Platform that provides children with dynamically tailored content suitable to their individual learning level. Runs on inexpensive tablets or any parent's phone to enable self learning at each student's pace when they can't go to school.

We have developed a novel tablet-based learning platform thatprovides children with dynamically tailored adaptive content suitable to their individual learning level—using daily practice and testing to master each topic before advancing to the next one. The platform runs on inexpensive tablets and does not require constant electricity or Internet or computer literacy among teachers.
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We have developed a novel tablet-based learning platform thatprovides children with dynamically tailored adaptive content suitable to their individual learning level—using daily practice and testing to master each topic before advancing to the next one. The platform runs on inexpensive tablets and does not require constant electricity or Internet or computer literacy among teachers.
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We have developed a novel tablet-based learning platform that provides children with dynamically tailored adaptive content suitable to their individual learning level—using daily practice and testing to master each topic before advancing to the next one. The platform runs on inexpensive tablets and does not require constant electricity or Internet or computer literacy among teachers. Students in each class can be assigned to the same set of tablets and a customized learning curriculum is available when each student logs into the system. Auto-generated metrics allow teachers to target students most in need of attention in real time. The software modules have been integrated with the Indian education board math curriculum, promoting smooth classroom integration. Given an environment where neither teachers nor parents expect children to do homework, this intervention drastically boosts practice.
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Stage 5: Scaling

The Adaptive Learning Platform's imagineMath app, designed to improve math learning outcomes for both school settings and remote individual learning. We have a proven innovation that can be deployed to help students learn key math concepts during the COVID-19 pandemic. The App Store app continues to be widely utilized by students, helping them master topics through 10s of millions of lessons. We are developing apps on the platform for other subjects to empower students. Pixatel developed the innovation and conducted an initial pilot of the intervention during the 2014 - 2015 school year in India. In partnership with J-PAL and faculty at Columbia University and University of Pennsylvania, a pilot study at rural schools suggest that the tablet program substantially improves basic skills attainment. Among the bottom two terciles of the baseline distribution (i.e. remedial and average children), the test score gains for students who received the intervention were 0.37 standard deviations higher than for those who did not. We concluded a rigorous randomized control trial in 2019 for non-traditional school contexts and found the platform has significant impact on learning and life skills. Results publication forthcoming.
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Focus Areas:

Basic Education, Non-formal Education (OOS/ALP), Curriculum and 10 MoreSEE ALL

Basic Education, Non-formal Education (OOS/ALP), Curriculum, Education, Education Policy & Finance, Literacy, Methods & Learning, Parent & Family Engagement, Teacher Development and Training, Testing & Assessment, Digital Development, Technology and FinanceSEE LESS

Implemented In:

Nepal and India

Nepal and IndiaSEE LESS

750,000
Lives Impacted to Date
2
Countries Implemented In
$1,800,000
Funds Raised to Date
Verified Funding
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Problem

While governments have made tremendous gains in boosting school enrollment, the quality of education remains dismal in most developing countries. In India, primary school completion is 96%. However, the majority of students graduate primary school without learning basic skills and the rate of academic achievement in is declining sharply. In 2010, 70% of 5th graders could do basic division. In 2014, the number declined to 45% (ASER, 2014). Our solution addresses the poor quality of education delivery in this context to improve learning outcomes.

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Solution

We have developed a novel tablet-based learning platform that provides children with dynamically tailored adaptive content suitable to their individual learning level—using daily practice and testing to master each topic before advancing to the next one. The platform runs on inexpensive tablets and does not require constant electricity or Internet or computer literacy among teachers. Auto-generated metrics allow teachers to target students most in need of attention in real time. The software modules have been integrated with the Indian education board math curriculum, promoting smooth classroom integration. Given an environment where neither teachers nor parents expect children to do homework, this intervention drastically boosts practice.

Target Beneficiaries

Students, teachers, and families of students for the school based deployment model Students and parents for App Store deployment model

Planned Goals and Milestones

We have commenced commercialization of the platform and also making our adaptive applications available via app stores to reach a larger base of users.
We are currently developing partnerships with governments, NGOs, and donors to deploy the platform across South Asia and also exploring other geographies.
Funding Goal8,000,000
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted100,000,000

Milestone

Feb 2020
Lives Impacted
500,000
Oct 2018
Lives Impacted
250,000
Apr 2015
New Country Implemented In
Nepal and India
Jun 2014
Created

Supporting Materials

pixatel_2015_results.pdf