For effective learning, teach students how to learn

| December 19, 2019

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I have this recurring dream in which I need to take my final high school exams again. The clock is ticking, my mind is blank, and the words on paper don’t make any sense. I am now in my late twenties! We can all empathize with the many students sitting through exams today. They feel the pressure of standardized tests and some spend many days and nights studying. For some, it pays off and they earn a good grade. For others, it seems like no matter how much they learn, the results are average at most.

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Learning Equality is committed to enabling every person in the world to realize their right to a quality education. We support the creation, adaptation and distribution of open educational resources, and create supportive tools for innovative pedagogy for low-resource and offline contexts, taking advantage of existing infrastructure or low-cost and low-power hardware solutions. Our current product, Kolibri, is an open-source educational platform designed to provide offline access to a curated and openly licensed content library with pedagogical support tools for use in low-resource and low-connectivity contexts. Kolibri builds on lessons and feedback from its predecessor platform, KA Lite, which brought Khan Academy content offline and has reached more than 5 million people globally in 200 countries and territories, in contexts as varied as formal schools in India, orphanages in Cameroon, prisons across the United States, refugee camps in Kenya, and First Nations community centers in n

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