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Literacy through an app: Pipe dream or secret sauce?

Can software and games teach people—both children and adults—how to read, write and do basic math? A growing number of organisations in India and across the world are trying to answer just that

Just last week, the XPRIZE Foundation announced that AmritaCREATE, a team from Kerala-based Amrita University, finished as one of the top four in its Adult Learning XPRIZE. Winning $125,000 dollars for an app that teaches adults how to read and write English, and aimed at the US market. At the same time, the foundation’s Global…

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