OLE Nepal has recently been announced as one of this year’s awardees of the MIT J-WEL grant in pK-12 Education Innovation. The grant will be used to develop advanced learning games for math and science through joint collaboration between OLE Nepal, MIT instructors and students and the Bloom Nepal School.

In this collaborative effort, MIT expertise in game-based learning will be leveraged in the development of these games. These games build on innovative work already being done by OLE Nepal in the design of digital learning content. The content developed by OLE Nepal, E-Paath, can provide the basis for the design of more sophisticated games.

OLE Nepal’s Executive Director, Mr. Rabi Karmacharya, attended the J-WEL Week event at MIT Campus on April 1-4, 2019. The event that brought together 112 participants from 26 countries served as a platform to engage MIT faculty and researchers to share their work with the J-WEL community. During the event, there were sessions to engage with the participants in a conversation about collaboration and ways in which the work can be extended to the J-WEL members.

The Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL) is an initiative that addresses three core demographics and levels of education through collaboratives for each domain: pK-12, Higher Education, and Workplace Learning. Each collaborative organizes its efforts on focus areas identified as keys to transformative change in education. In each area, the collaboratives sponsor research at MIT and develop programs that bring together educational innovators at MIT with J-WEL members to address member educational opportunities and challenges.