January 20, 2018

Learning English via games on cell-phones in rural India

Simmi Aujla (2009)  In Rural India, Learning English via Cellphone Chronicle of Higher Education, October 21

A project based at Carnegie Mellon University will study how effective games on cellphones are at teaching English to students in rural India.


Why am I deeply skeptical of such a worthy effort? Could it be that loaning 450 cellphones to children in villages in Andhra Pradesh will do nothing to solve the problems of education in rural India? Or am I missing something here?

Indian readers – please comment when you have read the article online from the Chronicle of Higher Education!