The offline app for universal education

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Kolibri makes high quality education technology available in low-resource communities such as rural schools, refugee camps, orphanages, non-formal school systems, and prison systems.


1. "Seeding" a Device

Kolibri installers, updates, and content can be downloaded once to a device in an area that has an Internet connection

2. Peer-to-Peer Distribution

That "seeded" device can then share new content and updates with other devices over an offline local network.

3. Last Mile via "Sneakernet"

To reach the most remote communities, a device can be carried by foot to share installers, updates, and content with other devices over local networks.

Kolibri's Customizable Digital Curriculum

Kolibri Content Library Catalog

Kolibri is specially designed to provide offline access to a curated and openly licensed educational content library. Available in dozens of languages, the Kolibri libraries are designed to support a well-rounded curriculum, including both formal educational materials--such as lessons and assessments--and exploratory materials, such as books, games, and simulations.

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An overview

Kolibri runs on anything

To facilitate broad, low-cost adoption, Kolibri is designed to run on as many devices and operating systems as possible, leveraging existing legacy hardware or low-cost off-the-shelf devices. This includes Windows, Linux and OSX. The cost of Android tablets is plummeting, so we're also building Kolibri to run standalone as an Android app.

It's Packaged for Offline Use

We developed special processes to package online learning materials to be taken offline. One of our innovations is a video compression technique that convert the pen strokes and objects in a blackboard-style video into scalable vector objects. In our tests, a 250MB video can now be compressed into just a single megabyte, while retaining most of the original quality. This reduces the time and cost needed to download a large set of videos, and allows a large amount of content to be stored on a small, low-cost device.

Kolibri supports Self-Paced Learning

Track educational growth for individuals and groups of learners accurately and easily, even in informal educational contexts. Kolibri comes with tools such as a coach dashboard, exam creation, exercises, assignment of content for differentiated instruction, and a recommendation tool that displays useful and relevant next steps based on a learner's history, progress, and goals.

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Syncing and Sharing

Devices running Kolibri will be able to find and directly connect with each other over a local Wi-Fi network, allowing for easy content sharing and data updates.

How does content get curated?


Our cloud-based platform KOLIBRI STUDIO gives users full control over the organization of their educational materials. Using this content curation system, anyone can explore pre-organized libraries of open educational resources, and bundle, tag, differentiate, re-order, and distribute their contents offline as custom channels.

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