HELPING MAKE UNIVERSAL EDUCATION A REALITY We are bridging the global digital divide by bringing the online learning revolution offline.

Our Mission

At Learning Equality, we are committed to enabling universal access to high quality open educational resources, and creating tools that empower communities to author and share their own content.






THE DIVIDE

Understand why access to universal education is our cause.

Poverty rates have greatly decreased over the past few decades. However, more than 1.5 billion people around the world are still afflicted by poverty.

Cycle of poverty
We Believe Education is both the key to breaking the cycle of poverty and opening the door to human flourishing.
children
1 IN 3 Children around the world lack access to a quality basic education

There are now more quality, free, open educational resources online than ever before. However,

No Wifi
4.5 BILLION
ARE DISCONNECTED

This is the divide. The 60% of the world who could benefit the most from open educational resources lack the connectivity needed to access them.

THE BRIDGE

Universal education means that anyone, anywhere -- online or offline -- can access it. We realized the potential emerging out of three converging trends:

Creative Commons

Open Educational Resources

More and more learning materials are being released under Creative Commons licenses, which allow them to be shared, used, and remixed freely.

Cost Effective

Low Cost Computing

The cost of hardware is decreasing much faster than the cost of internet bandwidth; devices like the Raspberry Pi and low-end Android tablets open up computing to new segments of humanity.

Sneakernet

Sneakernet Sharing

In the absence of internet connectivity, content and software can be distributed through existing human networks, carried on USB sticks and other portable devices to be shared with others.


Leveraging these trends, we build and support educational tools that bridge the digital divide by being:

Flexible and Lightweight

Flexible and Lightweight

In order to enable access for as many people as possible, our tools are designed to run on a broad diversity of devices, ranging from repurposed hardware, to a wide variety of new low-cost devices.

Collaborate

Empowering for Communities

Every person, community, or country knows its own needs and values best. Our role is to collaborate in supporting self-fulfilment, not to dictate solutions. We strive to create tools to allow people to learn, teach, create, and share on their own terms.

Designed for Everyone

Designed for Everyone

Our tools aim to support diverse user needs in a variety of contexts. We work with our partners to understand and support the needs of orphanages, schools, correctional facilities, refugee camps, and homes.

OUR PRODUCTS

"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.
Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."


- Martin Luther King Jr.

KA Lite

An offline version of Khan Academy

Installed in more than 175 countries and territories, used by hundreds of organizations, and deployed in schools, orphanages, refugee camps, community centers, and correctional facilities around the world.

Our Partners and Sponsors

UNICEF Khan Academy Akanksha Idaho Department of Correction Idaho Department of Correction

GET INVOLVED

You can help us make universal education a reality.