Volunteer: Enjoy helping students learn? Help create practice questions for basic math lessons!
Sacramento, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 8, 2023
The Oppia team works to create effective, enjoyable online lessons at scale that can reach millions of people. We want every individual, no matter what their personal circumstances, to have access to learning experiences that are not only pedagogically effective, but also fun and engaging. Our focus is on reducing the equity gap in access to education, and we are currently working on providing free and effective basic math and science lessons that can be played on cheap Android devices to learners in underserved communities around the world. Oppia's lessons have already reached over 2,000,000 users, and learners using our basic mathematics curriculum have seen gains of over 50% from pre-test to post-test. You can read some examples of our work in these blog posts ( post 1, post 2).A key differentiator of Oppia is its unique technology platform, which simulates an interactive tutor by adapting each lesson to individual learners’ needs and providing specific, targeted feedback to help them improve. Furthermore, all our lessons are openly licensed and the platform is open source, which enables a diverse group of educators and technologists from around the world to regularly iterate on and improve them.If you want to help underserved children around the world gain access to education, this is the volunteer opportunity for you!Oppia is looking for passionate individuals to join our Practice Questions Team to help implement practice questions on our site, as well as come up with new questions to help students practice their skills and master the subjects they are learning.To get started, please fill in this form https //forms.gle/U2gRx8E9oKqqTbGw8 Who We AreThe Oppia Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the mission to provide high quality education to all. We do this through the creation and maintenance of our free-to-use platform, Oppia (https //www.oppia.org), the coordination of our passionate contributors, and the development of critical partnerships with NGOs in the communities we aim to serve. Our lessons have reached over 2,000,000 users, and learners using our basic mathematics curriculum have seen gains of over 50% from pre-test to post-test. Where You Fit InMillions of children are not receiving the education they deserve. Of the 61 million children worldwide who cannot attend primary school, 17 million will never step foot into a school if trends continue. In the wake of COVID-19, millions more children have also seen interruptions in their daily lives, stability, and education - making it even more difficult than before for many students to get the education they need to succeed. Oppia provides free resources that can be used online and offline, so that these learners can use to develop their skills and get the feedback they need to master them.We are looking to build upon our basic mathematics curriculum and further engage learners by developing practice questions. We’ve found that learners who struggle with a mathematics topic need practice with lots of varied questions that approach the same concept from different viewpoints. Currently, we are creating a question bank for key skills that students want to learn, so that they can use them to practice and improve their skills beyond the classroom.We are currently seeking detail-oriented individuals who can help create these practice questions questions. This includes writing succinct and clear explanations, and identifying common misconceptions that learners face, so that they can understand their errors and self-correct. We welcome individuals who are willing to learn and grow through this opportunity, and are happy to guide those without formal experience in curriculum development or creating educational material. Why Oppia is an Organization You Want to Work With
- Oppia has served over 2,000,000 users.
- Oppia focuses on effectiveness, and conducts rigorous user testing and RCTs to validate the lessons we offer. Learners using Oppia’s lessons have seen gains of 50+% from pre-test to post-test.
- Oppia's contributors actively help to provide students around the world with basic education. Please see https //medium.com/@ebelubhuhiose/86b97283edf4 and https //medium.com/@ojobusayo99/6e783aaddb74 for examples of our current work.