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Volunteer: UX Designer for improving access to education



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Sacramento, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2024
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 https //medium.com/@ebelubhuhiose/86b97283edf4 and https //medium.com/@ojobusayo99/6e783aaddb74 .

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.

We are looking for two to three volunteer UX Designers to create compelling user interfaces for Oppia, an educational platform that aims to make high-quality basic education accessible for everyone. The volunteers would help with researching, synthesizing, and designing web/mobile interfaces to make an engaging experience for young learners and to ease lesson creation for educators.

To be considered, you must complete the form here https //forms.gle/PhCsG7ZLx68cwmX96

Note Since this is an opening for the Oppia Android team, you will need to have an Android phone for this position.

Who Are We?

The 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 platform, Oppia (http //www.oppia.org), the coordination of our passionate contributors, and the development of critical partnerships with NGOs in the communities we aim to serve.

Even before COVID-19, students around the world were facing difficulties accessing quality education due to conflict, discrimination, lack of teacher training, and more. However, with COVID-19 forcing everyone to stay quarantined in their own homes, students now more than ever need access to free, quality education to ensure that they can continue to learn even if they cannot attend school.

Why Oppia is an Organization You Want to Work With

  • Oppia has served over 2,000,000 users.
  • Oppia’s current library consists of more than 2,000 lessons.
  • Oppia focuses on effectiveness. Our continuous improvement process involves rigorous user testing and RCTs to ensure we create high quality educational materials catered to the needs of our most underserved global learners.
  • Oppia has a community of hundreds of passionate volunteers from across the globe, so our meetings are held online at flexible times.

What Our UX Team Contributes

Our UX design process is collaborative, and involves working together with other designers, product managers and developers. UX design volunteers will work closely with Oppia's design and development team to collaborate and iterate on mocks for the developers to implement. This also includes

  • Creating sketches and translating them into prototypes
  • Communicating design ideas to technical contributors
  • Providing and receiving constructive feedback

We also recommend that prospective volunteers have the following basic qualifications for this role

  • An understanding of UX/UI design principles (e.g. Design Systems, Accessibility, Material Design)
  • Familiarity with design tools such as Adobe XD, Sketch, and/or Figma (We use Figma)

If you’d like to help out, please fill in our application form https //forms.gle/PhCsG7ZLx68cwmX96 . Thank you!

This is a volunteer opportunity provided by VolunteerMatch, in partnership with LinkedIn for Good.

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