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ORGANIZATION: OPPIA FOUNDATION INC

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If you’re a skilled QA tester who is passionate about helping underserved children gain access to education, keep reading! Oppia is looking for QA testers to actively participate in the monthly QA process to report bugs and/or improvements so that we deliver a high quality platform for our learners.

To get started, please fill in this form: https://forms.gle/Q6H1APMHek2oUivt8

Who We Are

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 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.


Where You Fit In

Millions 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. Students around the world face difficulties accessing quality education due to conflict, discrimination, and lack of teacher training - and, in the wake of COVID-19, millions more children are also seeing interruptions in their daily lives, stability, and education, which makes it even more difficult for them to get the education they need to succeed.

We're looking for someone who has a keen eye for detail and the ability to think from a user’s perspective to ensure that the quality bar for the Oppia platform is upheld, so that we can continue to make education as accessible as possible for students around the world!

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.
  • Oppia has a community of hundreds of passionate volunteers from across the globe, so our meetings are held online at flexible times.


What Our QA Testers Contribute

  • Conduct QA testing for each release.
  • File detailed bug reports with clear instructions to reproduce an error.
  • Collaborate with the release team and developers on the Github issue thread to ensure that the reported issues are fixed in a timely manner.

Since we are a global, volunteer-run team, we also ask that you also be responsive to emails, so that the team can communicate effectively with each other!

If you’d like to help out, please fill in our application form . Thank you!

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About OPPIA FOUNDATION INC

Location:

1401 21ST ST STE R, SACRAMENTO, CA 95816, US

Mission Statement

Oppia’s mission is to provide high-quality, engaging education to learners across the globe who lack access to it.

Description

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.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Computers & Technology, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Website Project Management
  • Product Development
  • Software Development

GOOD FOR

  • Teens

REQUIREMENTS

  • Roughly 5+ hours per month.
  • Please fill in our application form to get started! https://forms.gle/Q6H1APMHek2oUivt8

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