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January 20, 2015 AT 9:00 am

Duolingo For Schools Is Free, And It May Change The EdTech Market #makereducation

Duolingo

Forbes published a story on Duolingo, a popular app used to learn foreign languages, and its program that offers free services to schools:

Duolingo for schools offers a window into the future of education technology. It shows us how interactive digital technologies can be used to create a more equitable educational landscape, not just in the U.S., but globally. It reminds us why we all bought into these networked technologies in the first place. Data-driven solutions don’t have to be all about corporate growth, they can also be about creating innovative ways to improve humanity’s lived experience in the world.

Sixty million people are now signed up to use Duolingo–the simple, gamified, adaptive language teaching app for smartphones and web browsers. Twenty million of them are currently active users. According to Duolingo, that means there are more people using the platform to learn languages than there are in the entire U.S. public school system.

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