Pixatel Systems, a social enterprise focused on addressing critical developmental challenges through its Citizen Empowerment Solutions (CES), announced that it has won a highly competitive
The Stage 1 DIV grant will support development of a technology platform to improve the quality of education with a focus on basic numeracy and literacy. The platform’s computer-assisted learning will cater to individual students by allowing them to learn according to their own ability and at their own pace. The platform will initially host Pixatel’s learning software that provides game-like educational applications to teach basic math skills. The program will establish baseline skills for each student, and let students advance through subsequent levels corresponding with advanced concepts.
"Major inequalities in education quality in developing countries are caused by a lack of innovative means to engage young children with content that incorporates the latest research in curriculum development," said
The system also employs powerful backend data collection to track progress at the student level, and also aggregates data at the teacher, grade, or school level, allowing educators and policy makers to gain visibility into which content is most effective for specific groups of students. Pixatel seeks to achieve scale quickly through a model that provides developers strong financial incentives to create educational content, while enabling schools to receive the content at no or low cost.
"The key cost-effectiveness and scale potential of our solution lies in the ability to use a cloud platform and low cost tablets to deliver a wide range of software relevant to every subject, age, and learning ability," said Dr.
"DIV looks for cost-effective, evidence-based, and scalable development ideas that have the potential to dramatically improve global prosperity," said
"We are looking forward to being a pilot site for Pixatel’s cloud-based learning platform," said Mr.
Pixatel has previously deployed its applications in
Pixatel is the leading provider of Citizen Empowerment Solutions, a set of services focused on solving critical development challenges. Pixatel imagines a world where everyone has access to literacy and utilizes e-Learning systems that enable universal access to knowledge, develop responsible citizenship, and foster a lifelong love for learning. Pixatel works with governments, enterprises, and content publishers around the world to develop and launch innovative services to address key strategic challenges.
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