OPPIA FOUNDATION INC
A User Researcher is a volunteer who collects learner feedback by virtually testing out Oppia's maths lessons on students from ages 9-12 (through zoom call, due to the current pandemic.) This is done with the aim of testing the validity and effectiveness of Oppia's lessons. The volunteer is also required to analyse the results and draft reports on the same.
The volunteer will get to have hands-on experience working with and hearing from members in their own community, while also gaining practical skills in research and experimentation. They will also have the opportunity to present Oppia with concrete suggestions and feedback that we can act upon as a direct result of their work in their communities, as well as circumstantial growth opportunity.
All applicants must be able to recruit and regularly communicate with at least 2 children of 6-12 age group.
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 1,100,000 users.
- Oppia’s current library consists of more than 20,000 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 consists of passionate volunteers from across the globe, so our meetings are held online at flexible times.
About OPPIA FOUNDATION INC
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Oppia’s mission is to help anyone, anywhere learn anything they want to in an effective and enjoyable way.
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.
Oppia’s unique technology simulates an interactive tutor, adapting each lesson to individual learners’ needs and providing specific, targeted feedback to help them improve. Furthermore, the lessons are openly licensed and the platform open source, which enables a diverse group of educators and technologists from around the world to regularly iterate on and improve them.