Assistant Professor of Human-Computer InteractionMatthew Kam, in a bid to address root causes of poverty, is leading an international study evaluating mobile phone games as a means of teaching English skills to students in developing nations.
- Investigating how e-learning games on cellphones can extend literacy and second language learning among children in rural areas and the urban slums in the developing world.
- Established Mobile and Immersive Learning for Literacy in Emerging Economies (MILLEE) project that is leading an 800-student field study in rural India of cell phone educational games. Plans are underway to expand into China and Kenya.
- Working with students to develop e-learning games suitable for cheap, 8-bit computers that plug into TV sets that are ubiquitous in developing nations.
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Matt Kam’s Web site: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~mattkam/
MILLEE Web site: http://www.millee.org/