Khan Academy-Hindi

Khan Academy-Hindi

Personalised Maths learning platform in Hindi for students in classes 5 to 8

The Opportunity

According to DISE data, only 10% of Indian students study in English medium schools.  And yet, the majority of digital content and EdTech products is only available in English, resulting in a lack of high quality educational resources in vernacular Indian languages. To capitalise on the increasing access to technology, it is critical to create contextually-relevant digital resources and models to support teachers and students.

The Model

Central Square Foundation (CSF) is advancing Khan Academy’s mission to provide a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere by offering Maths video tutorials and practice exercises in Hindi for students in Classes 5 to 8. Learners can access this content through a fully localised online Hindi platform.

U.S.-based nonprofit, Khan Academy has developed a repository of more than 6,500 free videos and 100,000 exercises to learn Mathematics and other subjects. Khan Academy’s website currently has more than 10 million unique users per month, with five million exercises completed daily. Video lessons are available in more than 30 languages and the full platform experience is currently available in five languages.
Khan Academy- Hindi provides a similar experience to Khan Academy’s English platform. It will initially cover a select range of grades for the NCERT- mapped Maths curriculum and aims to continue to make more videos, practice exercises and tutorials available over time in Hindi, for free.

Central Square Foundation is also supporting Khan Academy to pilot the Hindi platform in government and private schools across India

Systemic Impact

Through this project, CSF aims to develop a high quality, self-paced personalised learning platform in Hindi and, in the process, develop guidelines to localise content in the Indian context including other languages. CSF plans to engage with distribution partners, non-profits, schools and governments to pilot the content in classrooms, document learning for effective use of technology in schools and measure impact on student learning. The resources created will also be publicly available to use as Open Educational Resources (OER) under the terms of Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license.