Oppia provides a novel and engaging approach to online learning that is specially designed to meet the unique needs of under-resourced learners around the world. It is built by educators, tutors, and learners from around the globe.
OpenStreetMap is a map of the world. It is created by people all around the world and it is under an open license. Data is available for every country in the world. The platform emphasizes local knowledge.
mHero is a way for health officials to stay in touch with health workers near and far. It is a two-way, mobile phone-based communication system that uses basic text messaging or SMS.
RapidPro is an open-source platform that allows anyone to build interactive messaging systems using an easy visual interface. It was created in collaboration between UNICEF and Nyaruka, a Rwandan software firm.
Scratch is the world’s largest coding community for children and a coding language with a simple visual interface that allows young people to create digital stories, games, and animations. Scratch is designed, developed, and moderated by the Scratch Foundation, a nonprofit organization. Scratch is free and available in more than 70 languages.
Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. Khan Academy tackles math, science, computing, history, art history, economics and more.
OpenLMIS is a cloud-based electronic logistics management information system (LMIS). It is built to support national supply chains to manage medical supplies and to avoid stockouts. Main use: manage health commodity supply chains.
NVDA Screen Reader
NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA) is a free screen reader for the Windows operating system (Version 7 onwards). NVDA allows blind and vision impaired persons to access and interact with the Windows operating system and many third party applications.
Free Basics (Meta Connectivity)
Free Basics by Meta provides free access to specific web services on mobile phones in markets where internet access may be less affordable. The websites are available for free without data charges and include content on things like news, employment, health, education and local information. Developers, NGOs, and governments have joined the Free Basics platform to offer information and services without data charges.
Braille Me has been described as the world’s most affordable refreshable Braille display. Visually impaired people can use it for e.g. browsing the internet, accessing their computer files and reading books or notes. It connects to mobile phones and computers and has a portable design with a lasting battery. It is produced by Innovision that operates from India.