$15 million XPrize to tackle youth illiteracy winds up with two winners

The Global Learning XPrize, a worldwide competition to improve illiteracy in the developing world, has drawn to a close with judges unable to split two of the five finalists. The Kitkit School and onebillion teams will therefore share the US$10 million grand prize, with the learning software developed by both bringing about marked improvements for students learning basic reading, writing and maths skills. .. Continue Reading $15 million XPrize to tackle youth illiteracy winds up with two winners Category: Good Thinking Tags: Competition Learning XPrize

$15 million XPrize to tackle youth illiteracy winds up with two winners

The Global Learning XPrize, a worldwide competition to improve illiteracy in the developing world, has drawn to a close with judges unable to split two of the five finalists. The Kitkit ...

Thu 16 May 19 from Gizmag

$10M XPRIZE for software that teaches illiterate to read

The challenge was to develop software that could easily be downloaded onto tablets that poor children around the world could use to teach themselves to read, write and do simple arithmetic. ...

Wed 15 May 19 from Phys.org

US, UK teams share $10-million XPRIZE award for child literacy

Elon Musk announced the winners at an event honoring the finalists. The total XPRIZE Each finalist got $1 million just for making the final round.        

Thu 16 May 19 from USA today

Global Learning Xprize splits $10M purse for best teaching app for disadvantaged kids

Kids need a good education to have the best chance of succeeding in the world, but in distant parts of developing countries that may be neither schools nor teachers. The Global Learning Xprize ...

Thu 16 May 19 from TechCrunch

Global education X-Prize awards $10m

A British charity wins $5m for an app designed to monitor how children learn.

Thu 16 May 19 from BBC Technology

XPRIZE names two grand prize winners in $15 million Global Learning Challenge

XPRIZE, the non-profit organization developing and managing competitions to find solutions to social challenges, has named two grand prize winners in the Elon Musk-backed Global Learning XPRIZE ...

Thu 16 May 19 from TechCrunch

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