Our mission at Khan Academy is to enable everyone, everywhere to achieve a world-class education, and the Internet has played a pivotal role in fulfilling that mission. Recognizing that the majority of the world still does not have access to the Internet, we told you back in December of 2012 about the KA Lite project, started by a former KA intern, aiming to make Khan Academy available to communities that don’t have the prerequisite Internet access.
At the time KA Lite was launched, 65% of the world did not have Internet access. In the intervening 18 months, Internet penetration has increased a mere few percent, while KA Lite usage around the world has blossomed, supported by the KA Lite team that banded together to form the non-profit organization Learning Equality. KA Lite has now been installed in over 120 countries, in contexts as varied as low-income schools in India, orphanages in Cameroon, prisons across the United States, and First Nations community centers in northern Canada. Learning Equality has just announced a map of the world showing where thousands of these KA Lite installations are located, including a number of featured deployments with stories and photos.
You can stay in the loop about Learning Equality’s work by following them on Facebook or Twitter, and subscribing to their newsletter. If you’d like to get involved in developing the open-source KA Lite project, or in helping with implementations, you can drop the Learning Equality team a line at email@example.com.