Step One: Select a topic.
All the content on our platform falls under one of 3 pillars: skills to start a business, skills to land a job, and skills to navigate a country. After visiting Lesvos & holding focus groups with refugees at both Moria and Kara Tepe camp, we realized that every refugees’ primary goal was getting asylum. Based on this insight, we are also working to include topics that match job needs in popular asylum countries.
Step Two: Watch a video.
We chose to provide video-based curriculum because video learning is cost-effective, accessible on a variety of devices, and it's engaging. Beyond that YouTube is widely used amongst refugees for entertainment through subtitled shows, movies, and more. Key is only shifting the focus from entertainment to learning with an already established behavior- watching YouTube videos.
Step Three: Take a quiz.
The quiz step serves as an instant positive reinforcement for refugee students. If they don’t do well, they can rewatch certain videos to fill the gaps in their knowledge. If they do well, they can move forward feeling confident they have truly learned said skill. In both cases, the quiz serves as the momentum that motivates users to continue. On the Key team’s side, by testing comprehension we can determine if our content is too hard or too easy and better iterate upon our playlists.
Based on conversations with one of our mentors, Vibhu Mittal, we are very aware of the fact that quizzes are intimidating and can be a barrier to learning. We are working towards figuring out how to gamify this step and frame it as more of a way for students to reflect on their learning rather than a stress-inducing task.
Step Four: Receive a reward.
Based on the workshops we held on the ground, we found that students learn differently when they know they are going to apply the skill. We don’t want the Key experience to be passive in any sense, which is why we plan to offer 2 types of rewards that serve as a next-step for users to continue their learning journey.
Materials Kit (materials-dependent tracks)
So let’s say you are watching a course on hairstyling, so you can make some money in the camp’s internal economy. The first thing you would want to do after you finish that course is put those skills to the test. We recognize that this is a need, which is why we are so excited to partner with Duet to supply materials kits to students who complete these materials dependent tracks.
Mentorship (Materials-independent track)
On the other hand, let’s say you are watching a course on personal finance--a materials independent track. The reward for this would be a one hour video live session during which a person whose role is related to the content curriculum the user just finished, will provide a group session for students.The mentorship portion of Key allows students to ask questions candidly, and even meet other Key Learners on the call, building a community around these different topics.
Help us educate the world's most eager learners!
30,000 refugees currently lack access to education in Lesvos. 3.7 million refugees lack access to education worldwide. Help us bridge the gap between digital education platforms and the world’s most eager learners – refugees.
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