Our main focus during this time has been to find ways to support our students and teachers impacted by this pandemic. Our priority, as always, is to find new ways to reach those who don't have the ability to access online learning resources.
THE 40K PLUS TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM
The Plus technology platform is an end-to-end technology solution that can make educational material accessible and available offline to all learners through low-cost android devices. The platform has been designed for low-resource environments and allows for asynchronous learning.
Android-based platform that works on low-cost devices
Works offline and is ideal for learners without internet connectivity
Allows for curation of learning content and assessments
Allows for individual, asynchronous learning
Stores learner progress data, enabling informed interventions
THE PLUS PODCASTS
For our learners in Cambodia who have access to smartphones within their family but only have low-bandwidth internet connectivity, the PLUS podcasts provide an accessible learning medium for continuing their English language lessons.
The audio lessons are designed to target specific learning outcomes, aligned to the textbook for our learners in Cambodia and to the GSE for our global audience.
Mimics a live classroom setup
Recorded by teachers to ensure authenticity
Short, engaging lessons that can be accessed through basic smartphones
Here's a sample audio lesson:
Short online quiz to check understanding and get feedback
RE-IMAGINING THE 40K PLUS PODS
The 40K Plus pods were designed around a common space in the community where learners would meet everyday to learn English. With that not being possible due to the pandemic, we took on the challenge of re-imagining what a 40K Plus pod should be like. Most of our learners have access to smartphones at home and the so do our facilitators. Leveraging this, we put together a simple webpage that would act as the conduit to deliver learning material to our learners, with the facilitator still having control over what her students were learning.
5 minutes audio lesson, mimicking the facilitator
Lightweight video lessons targeting the learning outcome
Check out the sample page here:
Short quiz to check understanding
If you want to find out more about any of these initiatives or talk to us about collaborating on a project, please contact us