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Ilm App Challenge: Finding Innovative and Fun Solutions to Educational Problems

Ilm Apps Challange

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Are you an educational enthusiast looking to revolutionize the system with your cool e-learning ideas, or you are a technology expert or an organization having experience in developing m-learning solutions? Now you have a platform where you can pitch your ideas.

The Pakistan Innovation Foundation in collaboration with UKAid and Code For Pakistan has come up with an initiative to bring innovative app ideas to education, called the ‘Ilm Apps Challenge’.

With over 25 million children not going to schools while many opting to run away from education just because of lack of efforts being put in to revolutionize the system and make it more intuitive rather than ratta-fied, we don’t stand a chance in competition with the modern societies. We need to find solutions to our educational problems the ‘technological way’.

“Ilm Apps Challenge” is an effort to promote the ‘gamifying in education’ that is, introducing the fun part through cool e-learning and m-learning apps for K-12 students.

Organizers are urging that initiative will help create a community where educators, administrators, software developers and technologists can come together to suggest solutions to education problems in the country, thereby fighting the challenges with the help of innovation and technology.

Not just that, but top 10 ideas also have the chance of getting funded by Ilm Ideas.

The deadline for submitting EOI is 14th May while the later phases of the competition will be starting May 19th, 2014.

Here is the timeline for the Challange:

  • May 14: Deadline for submitting Expressions of Interest (EOI)
  • May 19-23: Brainstorming Sessions for Ilm Apps Challenge
  • May 24-31: Challenge Design and Jury Selection
  • June 13-29: Ilm Apps Hackathons
  • July: Learning Innovation Bootcamps
  • August: Winners of Ilm Apps

Do give a look out to the website here: http://learninginnovation.pif.org.pk

We’ll keep a look at the latest happenings on this, please stay tuned to ProPakistani.pk for more.

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