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Research in U.S. during COVID-19 school closures

Imagine was involved in the first U.S. pilot of onebillion’s tablet-based instructional software during COVID-19 school closures. One thousand onetabs were distributed through schools to children in grades TK-3 in California. Working with Open Up Resources, we interviewed families to understand their experiences with the tablets during school closures due to the pandemic.

Oakland, CA, USA

San Francisco, Bay Area, California
Research on onebillion software during school closures

Implementation Partner:
Open Up Resources

Current Students:
1,000

Evidence-Building in United States
California, U.S

Providing access to offline learning for children in grades TK-3 whose schools were closed due to COVID-19.

  • Location:  Concentrated in Oakland, California
  • Curriculum and Language of Instruction: Math and Literacy in English
  • Research Focus: How did use of the onetab translate to the U.S. context? What were parent/guardian and child experiences with the onetab?
  • Type of Study: Interview-based, descriptive study
Research Results

Parents/guardians and children consistently reported positive experiences with at-home use of the onetab.

The majority of parents/guardians reported noticeable improvements, particularly in children’s math learning, attention, and confidence. Children expressed being happy when using the onetab and wanted to use it more often. And virtually all parents/guardians recommended the onetab to other families. The study suggests the potential for U.S. students in the early grades to improve in key academic and social-emotional areas with use of the onetab. Read research brief.

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United States Partners
onebillion
Burkina Faso Ghana Liberia Malawi Senegal Sierra Leone Tanzania
Software
Open Up Resources
United States
Implementation