INNOVATOR: Ustad Mobile
GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS: Global
SOLUTION TYPE: Learning Game
Ustad Mobile is an open-source learning management app for teachers, students, and parents. The app is easy to use and works both online and offline. Teachers and administrators can add educational content using a variety of supported formats including H5P, Experience API, MP4 Video, and more.
- Operating system: Java, Android
- Hardware: Feature phones, smartphones
- Connectivity: Download, then offline
How it supports learning: Teachers can easily add, remove, and edit educational content. Teachers use the app to create class assignments, track student progress, and record feedback and grades for students. It can also be used to manage class details, organize calendars, and record attendance. Learners can access coursework, complete assignments, and choose e-books, interactive exercises, or videos from the library to help them learn. Everything works online or offline. Scores and submissions sync automatically when the user reconnects.
- Target Populations: Mobile phone users, adults, teachers, parents and children
- Current Language(s): Global
- Geography (locations): Global
Design With the User | Principles for Digital Development: A pilot was conducted to ensure the app was easy to use for students and the USWDP staff who assist students in installing the app on their devices. Feedback was solicited from both male and female students to determine whether the app serves both genders equally well. The pilot evaluation found that student outcomes increased from an average of 32/100 prior to using the app to 71/100 after using the app. There are no excess equipment costs because the students complete the modules on the devices that they already own.