Monash University

Solar-powered reading device, equipped with WordSwitch technology, allowing diverse learners to navigate complex texts by switching unknown words

Monash University

Solar-powered reading device, equipped with WordSwitch technology, allowing diverse learners to navigate complex texts by switching unknown words


Project Name

MyReadingTablet (MRT)

Location Implemented

Global

Technology Used

Software/Apps

Competition Entered

Big Ideas@Berkeley 2014/15 Prize

Reading Skill Targeted

Pre-Reading

Status

2nd place

Amount Award

$8,500

Collaborators/Partners

Gemma Gooding, Thomas Heeren, Kate Hou, Lisa Fu and Kiki Adhinugraha

The Challenge

Seeking novel, mobile technology-based innovations to enhance early grade reading scores in developing countries. May also adapt or apply existing mobile-based technologies in new and innovative ways.

The Big Idea

Solar-powered MyReadingTablet (MRT), equipped with breakthrough WordSwitch technology, allowing diverse learners to navigate complex texts by switching unknown words for another. The device, equipped with hundreds of pre-loaded e-books, allows children to customize their reading level and tracks the student’s reading as well as determines and tracks their reading level and improvements.

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Website

https://www.monash.edu/

Organization Type

University

Headquarters

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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