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I am currently working with Dr. Amy Ogan,  and Dr. Ken Koedinger on designing culturally appropriate learning technologies for children in Sub-Saharan Africa. The video below shows the talk that Dr. Ogan and I presented on how culture affects teaching and the design of Educational Technologies at the 2017 Global Learning Council in Berlin.


Currently, I am working on the Global Learning X-Prize initiative that designs and deploys basic literacy applications in rural villages in Tanzania. Last summer, we spent about 3 weeks in the field, in a village called Mugeta, testing the Robotutor learning platform. We are currently analyzing our results from our last field study, redesigning the application, and planning another trip to Tanzania in the fall.