RoboTutor is one of five $1M Finalists in the $15M Global Learning XPRIZE. This international competition seeks to address the acute shortage of teachers in developing countries. The goal is to create an open-source Android tablet app that enables children ages 7-10 with little or no access to schools to learn basic reading, writing, and arithmetic without adult assistance. We are continuing to field-test the Swahili version of RoboTutor in Tanzania, mine the data it logs, and improve it accordingly.
I have been working as the lead software engineer on this project since August 2017. It’s been a hell of a ride. We recently open-sourced our code.
Here are some kids learning with RoboTutor!