Founded in 2006, Khan Academy is a not-for-profit organisation that provides thousands of free courses in all academic fields and in 18 languages. The problem is that these courses (known as MOOCs: Massive Open Online Courses) are only accessible via the Internet.
The ideal of “education for all” currently only applies to the part of the world's population that has access to an Internet connection. To address this issue, especially with Africa and India in mind, KA Lite software is designed to run on a computer the size of a credit card called the Raspberry Pi (RP), priced at USD 35.
Originally designed for DIY enthusiasts and budding computer engineers, the RP is no longer satisfied with just democratising access to computers: by partnering with KA Lite, the light, offline version of Khan Academy’s knowledge, it’s an encyclopaedia. Lightweight. Cheap. Pocket-sized. And it works without an Internet connection.
5 billion people worldwide (in Africa, Asia and Latin America) don’t have access to the Internethttps://kalite.learningequality.org