Open Learning Exchange Nepal (OLE Nepal) is a social benefit organization dedicated to enhancing education quality and access through the integration of technology in classrooms. Since its inception in 2007, OLE Nepal has pioneered the use of technology in schools and provided open and free access to quality education and innovative learning environments to children.
Our mission is to improve the quality of education and reduce the disparity in access to quality education across geographic regions, school types and population groups by integrating technology in the teaching-learning process.
Engaging young learners
What We Do
We design and develop educational content and distribute them for Free
We create interactive educational software, E-Paath, that are closely aligned with the national curricula. Our team of educators, designers and software developers work together to create these multimedia learning modules that engage learners and provide a fun and meaningful learning experience for children.
- Free and Open Digital Library
Our digital library, E-Pustakalaya, is a collection of thousands of books and educational resources, course content and reference materials. E-Pustakalaya has dual aim to develop reading habits among children by providing them free and open access to age-appropriate reading materials and to encourage them to learn through independent research and inquiry.
We train teachers
We recognize that teachers are at the center of any transformation in our classrooms. Our three-stage training program ensures that even teachers with little or no prior experience with technology can gain the skills and confidence necessary to improve teaching-learning process and enhance education using technology.
We design and deploy Technology Infrastructure
Deploying technology infrastructure in under-resourced rural schools is not an easy task. We seek innovative solutions based on low-power, low-cost and durable technology that fit the requirements of rural schools.
As part of the MIT-Nepal Initiative, we are developing advanced learning games for middle school math and science to promote STEM learning. The project looks beyond curriculum to explore games as a tool to learn concepts and promote critical thinking. This initiative is a joint collaboration between OLE Nepal, MIT instructors and students, with support from the MIT J-WEL grant in pK-12 Education Innovation 2019.
OLE Nepal partnered with KDDI Foundation (Tokyo), CityNet (Yokohama) and Miyagi University of Education to launch robot programming education in seven public schools in Lalitpur, in collaboration with the Lalitpur Metropolitan City (LMC). Schools are provided with kits that students can use to design and build robots, which can be programmed to carry out various tasks using simple child-friendly visual programming tool.
Digital Early Grade Reading (EGR)
We are building age and reading-level appropriate content that early grade students can use, with or without the support of a teacher/parent. Our team is developing interactive digital platform to help early graders develop their basic reading and comprehension skills. We are also engaging middle school students to create original stories for the platform, to help young learners through the use of familiar images and word references.
Coverage and Impact
E-Paath modules developed
Raspberry Pi computers deployed
Students from 200 schools benefited
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