By collecting public language data, Openwords can create high quality lessons for nearly any language.
Openwords is a social enterprise. We believe education should be free *and* open source. We'll always remain open and committed to learner privacy.
Instructors and schools should control curricula. That's why all lessons are customizable. We've created a lesson builder to allow teachers to express their curricula in the classroom. You can also simply adopt existing lessons.
Openwords app and educational content will be free & open source. This means everyone owns the Openwords educational content.
Openwords is open source, to empower teachers to provide OERs (open educational resources) for their students. We can also leverage open data sources, like Wiktionary. What language are you interested in?
Openwords is building revenue models that respect learner privacy, respect the sacredness of education, and sustain our open data purpose.
Openwords has different learning modules. Including single word problems like hearing and simple review. We also have simple sentence construction problems, conjugation and fill in the blank problems. We're even working on a handwriting learning module for Chinese (utilizing the Wikimedia Stroke Order project!). As we (or the community) develop new learning modules or games, we can add them in.
Importantly the teacher will be free to express the curricula they desire.
The Openwords app has a minimalist design. We believe languages themselves are beautiful. We also want to bring the community into the design process as we refine our current design. We're happy to share more about our design concepts; we've thought deeply about these issues, but the process is open to you.
People having been working with us coming from different fields of informatics, design, language, management and many others.
All of the money raised in our crowd-funding campaign will be used to support curricula developers.