"Whoever figures out how to make education really work on mobile for the billions of smartphone users in emerging markets, will build something far greater than edX, Khan Academy or anything that exists today, and will fundamentally re-define digital education in the process"
We're developing the digital infrastructure to make edX/MOOC quality interactive online learning ubiquitous, accessible and usable 100% offline on mobile phones.
We want to use that technology to define mobile education for the world in 2020
Sam developed the idea for dot Learn while serving as a Peace Corps volunteer working on science education in rural Mexico from 2012-2014. Frustrated with the lack of usable digital education resources available in the connectivity poor areas where he worked and lived, he envisioned a way to make digital education far more accessible and created the dot Learn platform in 2013. Prior to the Peace Corps, Sam was a graduate researcher in robotics at Vanderbilt university. Sam got his undegraduate degree from Columbia University in 2010.
dot Learn Co-founder, Chelsey is also the founder and president of partner organization Emerging Leaders in Technology and Engineering (ELiTE). With years of experience running his own STEM education NGO, running programs and teaching students in Harlem, Jamaica and Ghana, Chelsey helped launch dot Learn and helps manage programming and organizational development. Chelsey and Sam were classmates in college, and have been working together for years on ELiTE. Chelsey earned a degree in mechanical engineering from Columbia University in 2010.
Business and Market Strategist
A graduate of Harvard Business School, Joan has had extensive experience working in a variety of industries - especially the tech Industry - on everything from manufacturing processes to product development to marketing strategy. She met Sam as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mexico, and has been contributing to dot Learn since it was concieved. She currently works as a pro-bono consultant, helping social organizations with her vast experience and network of contacts. She obtained her undergraduate degree from UC- Berkely in 1973.
A computer engineer by background, Arpan is helping build the back end technical infrastructure which will support
the dot Learn platform. He loves learning new
things and believes everyone in the world should have access to
knowledge. When he isn't in front of the computer, he is either
playing basketball or riding his motorcycle. Arpan got his undergraduate degree in Engineering from Georgia Tech in 2009