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Using interactive voice response to allows older students to record short readings and micro-lesson plans, to assist children learning to read.

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Using interactive voice response to allows older students to record short readings and micro-lesson plans, to assist children learning to read.


Project Name

Padhne.De

Location Implemented

Global

Technology Used

Communications Technology

Competition Entered

Big Ideas@Berkeley 2014/15 Prize

Reading Skill Targeted

Pre-Reading

Status

3rd place, Winner

Amount Award

$7,500

Collaborators/Partners

Laurent Arribe, Vibhore Vardan, Laura Desmond-Black, Timothy Meyers, Shomik Sarkar and Hasnain Nazar

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

Padhne.De takes an existing interactive voice response model for community communication and allows older students to record short readings and micro-lesson plans, complementing children’s existing modes of instruction—like teachers, tutors, and textbooks.

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Website

https://www.berkeley.edu/

Organization Type

University

Headquarters

Berkeley, California, USA