OpenIDEO is an open innovation platform. Join our global community to solve big challenges for social good. Sign Up / Login or Learn more

Profile

Recent contributions

(3)

Contribution list

Include2020 is a remote learning platform for diverse learners in underserved communities that can be accessed offline.

Include2020 is a remote learning platform for diverse learners in underserved communities that can be accessed offline.

Photo of Melissa Diamond
11 26

Recent comments

(3) View all
link

Melissa commented on Include2020

Thank you Peter Worth ! 

link

Melissa commented on Include2020

Thanks for the suggestions and for your message Isaac! We are currently in the process of hiring the teachers that will produce the content and just opened the applications today. Teachers will propose activities/learning modules, take a test to affirm their skills and knowledge and will produce a sample video teaching one of their proposed activities as part of the application process. We will share these sample videos with our community members to test out the activities and give feedback on the activities/their experiences. This feedback and the samples will help us select the teachers for the first round of content creation. In terms of experiments, one of the biggest things we are trying to figure out right now is how to make app access affordable (the app is free but it will need to be downloaded which can be a challenge for famiies that don't have wi-fi access). We have been working with the families on some virtual consulting programs right now and are working to get a better sense of how and where they access internet. We've been working with the group of families that will be the first users of the app since between 2014-2018 so we have strong data on their children's skills and progress, but once we expand access beyond our community, we will need to do some experiments and tests to ensure the content is relevant and meets the needs of the broader community as well. We would love any ideas you have!

I will check out Danielle De La Fuente 's podcast as well. It sounds like great work!

Thank you Isaac Jumba !

link

Melissa commented on Include2020

That's great to hear Danielle! I'd love to hear more about our work. We actually just offered a virtual yoga resource to our families the other day. If you know of any great resources for yoga for kids with special needs, I would love to learn more.