The Human-Computer Interaction Institute’s Mobile and Immersive Learning for Literacy in Emerging Economies, or MILLEE, project at the Carnegie Mellon University, has been named a 2012 Laureate in the Computerworld Honors Program. The annual award program honors visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic and educational change.
Matthew Kam, assistant professor, leads the MILLEE project, which is using educational mobile phone applications to help children in the developing world acquire language literacy in a game-like environment. MILLEE is now completing a year-long pilot of its second-generation, English literacy games with 250 children in four low-income schools in India.
Established in 1988, The Computerworld Honors Program brings together the men, women, organizations and institutions around the world whose visionary applications of information technology promote positive social, economic and educational change.
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