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Literacy Speedway: Used “globally" and can be a prototype for FREE education for all courses! It is collaborative, data driven and social!

"Education Speedway” courses for the world: all collaborative, multisensory, kinesthetic, APP, online portal, library, choice & data driven.

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  • My learning program is designed for adults at the k-3 literacy level and supports their learning needs at home, work and on the go! It it now used globally and will be finished in early 2017!

Who is your idea designed for and how does it reimagine higher education to support the needs of tomorrow?

Education of tomorrow needs to meet the students who desire to learn but do not have the resources to do so. It also needs to be flexible, tangible and meet all learning styles. Literacy Speedway was designed for K-3 English language learners for free and “Education Speedway” can be embedded with any and all curriculum to mee the needs of all students.

This idea emerged from:

  • An individual

What skills, input or guidance from the OpenIDEO community would be most helpful in building out or refining your idea?

My program raises literacy levels and can teach any and all course material to students for FREE! I would have OpenIDEO enhance it with greater AI and game tech.

What early, lightweight experiment might you try out in your own community to find out if the idea will meet your expectations?

I have test piloted this idea for over five years and it is now being used outside the US. I was just asked to teach a group of teachers how to use it in Africa! “Education Speedway” could be enhanced via a "global library” that could be linked to the portal and "education of the future" technology can be embedded via Artificial Intelligence, Project Based Learning Opportunities and learning in all languages. Not only will it meet the needs of all learners, but facilitates an educated populous.

Tell us about your work experience:

I am a Literacy Specialist and Literacy Speedway is now used in the US and abroad. My belief is that a well developed product sells itself and money is not necessary on massive marketing, especially with the internet sites that exist. Literacy Speedway meets the needs of all learning styles and more importantly is engaging, collaborative and flexible. This learning platform was created for users of all backgrounds and will be finished on early 2017.
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Literacy Speedway is on FACEBOOK and has 52 WEEKS of instruction there for learners on the go! Go to Week 1 at the bottom and engage in the activities while on the go!


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Hi Mary, thanks so much for sharing your idea with the OpenIDEO community! I'm really interested in the app program that you've developed. I work on higher education programs for refugees, and English literacy and proficiency is a huge challenge for many of our students. I would love to learn more about the pilot program you are conducting with the teachers in Africa, and how it is going! Do you have any evidence of how your program can be used to support school readiness at various levels - primary, secondary or tertiary?

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Thanks. I have constructed the program with less then 2,000.00 and it is now used in various counties. I am sending videos and skype to teach teachers in Africa. I’ve taught literacy for 5 years with a 100 percent success rate. Hopefully, I will be getting a grant soon to pay for more AI to be embedded in... I work full time as a literacy specialist so the AI has been started but won’t be completed until the summer!
Literacy Speedway By, “E-Mergence”
Literacy Speedway​

GO TO WEEK #1 @ Literacy Speedway By: “E-Mergence”
A 52 WEEK ESL Course for LEVEL K-3 Adults!

DO TASK #1 EliademyLiteracySpeedway
DO DISCUSSION #1 Eliademy LiteracySpeedway


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