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    Basic Education

    OLE is founded on the belief that every person has the right, not privilege, to a quality basic education.




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    Public Health

    We help our students nurture their body and mind so they can meet their full potential




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    Entrepreneurship

    We help people become, not just literate, but life-long learners and leaders in their communities.




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    Our Strategy for Change

    We've read the writing on the wall warning of a "global learning crisis" if we don't act




Who We Are

OLE is a 501(c)(3) social benefit organization committed to removing the barriers to education by providing open and free access to meaningful learning. Since 2007, we have established Open Learning Communities throughout the developing world so that even the most marginalized individuals are empowered to explore, discover and grow within a publicly-supported, locally-run innovative education system.

Strong Leadership

Our students form lasting relationships, not with tablets, but with locally trained coaches and educators.

Open Education Resources

Our customized tablets come with curated educational content from our basic e-learning library (BeLL).

Continuous Improvement

Our robust system of user feedback and data analytics ensures the ongoing effectiveness of our programs.

Scalable Programs

Our programs consider local needs and capacities to create self-sustainable learning centers worldwide.

Some Of Our Programs

Aside from our permanent programs, we are constantly partnering with local governments and organizations to launch new learning initiatives

From The Blog

Importance of Early Literacy

We know from research that the path to literacy begins at birth, as does the achievement gap. Recent research from Stanford University has found a language and vocabulary gap at 18 months between young children of advantaged and disadvantaged backgrounds. By age 3, children from low-income families have vocabularies that are on average half the

Sep 19, 2014 Admin

Job Opportunity: International Programs Manager

What we are seeking Open Learning Exchange (OLE), based in Cambridge, is seeking a Manager, International Programs, who is eager to work towards OLE’s vision of achieving quality universal basic education and who brings to OLE a rare combination of experiences and skills that are aligned with this vision. This person will manage all of

Sep 17, 2014 Admin

A Letter to the Boston Globe

In response to the editorial “Who should pay for classroom technology?” published in the Boston Globe on August 31st, CEO Richard Rowe considers the following issues concerning education and technology: 1) What makes up a great education? The data are clear that, by far, the most important component of a great education is great teachers who are well

Sep 08, 2014 Admin

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