Duolingo

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Description

Good practice objective, aim, context
Personalized education.
Everyone learns in different ways. For the first time in history, we can analyze how millions of people learn at once to create the most effective educational system possible and tailor it to each student.
Our ultimate goal is to give everyone access to a private tutor experience through technology.

Actors and target group
Duolingo was created so that everyone could have a chance.

Methodological approach
It's hard to stay motivated when learning online, so Duolingo is so fun that people would prefer picking up new skills over playing a game.

Validation
The English test is accepted by leading institutions around the globe.

Results
They are over 1.2 billion people learning a language and the majority are doing so to gain access to better opportunities

Impact
Duolingo is the world's largest online language learning platform. It was recognized as Apple's iPhone App of the Year of 2013 as well as Google Play's Best of the Best of 2013 and 2014. Duolingo's adaptive experience has gamified elements to make language learning more fun and effective. 100 million students are learning a language with Duolingo. Free language education – no hidden fees, no premium content, just free.

Innovation
Language courses made by the people. The Duolingo Incubator gives bilinguists the power to share their knowledge with people all over the world

Success factors
Fun and personalized. You have a personal account and your evolution is saved. You can use Duolingo on your computer by accessing the Duolingo website. You can also use Duolingo on the go by downloading the app in the Apple App Store for iPads and iPhones, on Google Play for Android devices, or in the Windows store for Windows mobile phones and tablets.

Replicable
Yes

Conclusions
According to an independent study conducted by the City University of New York and the University of South Carolina, an average of 34 hours of Duolingo are equivalent to a full university semester of language education.

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Assessment tool:

Attractive The tool is visually attractive
Easy to use The navigation/structure is clear
Engaging It is easy to become involved
Popular Used by many people
Result-effective The results from learning demonstrate high value
Time-effective The tool is worth time devoting, good ratio of time/results
Universal The tool can be used by various groups of people (based on age, educational background and so on)

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