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Matthew Kam’s MILLEE Project Covered by Times of India and Daily News & Analysis

In the Media

Both The Times of India and Daily News & Analysis have written about HCII faculty Matthew Kam’s MILLEE project.

The Times of India writes:

“In Andhra Pradesh’s Jeedimetla village, where striking teachers are away from school and headmasters double up as teachers for 300 children from six grades, some students are playing chor police and kho-kho in class. On their cellphones, that is.

“Chor police isn’t a common virtual game to the best of our knowledge, and neither do poor rural kids flaunt cellphones in school. So, what’s going on? Well, actually the students are learning English.”

Daily News & Analysis writes:

“The mobile revolution may aid in bridging the language divide.

“A few professors of the Carnegie Mellon University are working on a project to develop mobile games that will help the children and elders in rural areas in India to learn the English language.

“The games, interestingly, are not the usual high-tech racing and shooting games the urban youngsters are hooked to on their mobiles, but the ones which are played in the villages, such as gilli danda, kho-kho and chappi.”