Global learning XPRIZE

Aleix Pol aleixpol at
Tue Sep 23 11:30:55 UTC 2014

On Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 12:27 AM, Bruno Coudoin <bruno.coudoin at>

> Hi,
> I have just been informed that the famous XPRIZE organization support
> projects that
> develops learning solutions to empower children and communities around
> the world:
> While we could think GCompris is a good candidate, in the XPRIZE
> solution they are much more ambitious than I have been in requiring that
> "the learning solutions developed by this prize will enable a child to
> learn autonomously".
> I have always though GCompris has a tool to help a teacher or a parent,
> not as an autonomous software. Not sure what happens when you leave
> children with GCompris and no other guidance. For sure as today, this is
> far from enough to learn reading.
> Not sure on the KDE-EDU side if there is a project that could be a good
> candidate to XPRIZE.
>  Anyway, the interesting part is that there is money and XPRIZE requires
> the project to be open source. The winner will be free educational software.
> Bruno

Hi Bruno,
Well this looks huge, I'm sure different organizations will try to reach to
this prize.

In general, I'd say that KDE Edu would suffer from the same problems
GCompris does, still that said, maybe it would be interesting if we see KDE
Edu being able to be a candidate in the challenge?

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