Learning With The Sea
The game in which your knowledge is your best ally
Pitch us on your solution
The education has to change, Einstein gave us the answer to our problem 65 years ago and we didn't make anything, "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
We want to teach and give fun for children. We know that we will build a Serious Game that teaches elementary level subjects. The App looks like a videogame but it uses AI to give a personal education.
The App will be a useful tool for all kind of teachers and students, doesn't matter if you are teaching in the most expensive city of México or in the farthest village of Ecuador. This App will understand if you are a Kinect, auditory or visual student. It'll give you an education according to your knowledge, not of your grade.
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What is the problem you are solving?
Only 21 out of 100 students will have a university degree, according to data from the Millennium newspaper. So 109.2 million students in Latin America and the Caribbean will not have a bachelor's degree and this decade began with elementary school.
We cannot summarize this problem in one or two factors, but the most common factors are: lack of accessibility and lack of personal education.
Who are you serving?
The AI is complicated, we needed data to start. So, we decided start with kids, then we want to work with teenagers of secundary school. If we want to change the education, we have to make it step to step.
The videogame give us a database that we can use to learn about then and if they want a specific change, they can tell us with the feedback of the exercises.
What is your solution?
This product will give to our students a personality education, our AI will search the best form to understand the necesities of them and the form which they learn.
We use Unity, it's a videogame motor's in C# that is popular for indie games. We link unity with a database online in PHP, then this database will be learn by an AI in Python by a process that we call Machine Learning. The most important for the user is that they have to learn while they are getting fun.
For the future we want to create a new prototip, a fisical prototip that will be use in ever part of the world with out internet and it could recharge with solar energy.
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Where our solution team is headquartered or located:Mexico City, CDMX, México
Our solution's stage of development:
Describe what makes your solution innovative.
This will be the first videogame that could mix education and entretaiment. And the children will be analizate by an AI that will give them a personality education.
Why do you expect your solution to address the problem?
In this techonology era, sometimes the education is boring for the kids, so they need a funny solution. A lot of Serious Games tried before, but they forgot the balance between play and learn.
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In which countries do you currently operate?
In which countries will you be operating within the next year?
How many people are you currently serving with your solution? How many will you be serving in one year? How about in five years?
The game is in prototype phase, so we're starting with the testers.
In one year we want to reach around 10'000 - 15'000 players.
For the five years we want to have 1'000'000 of total players.
What are your goals within the next year and within the next five years?
In this year we want to implement all the subjects that the SEP consider that are important for the elementary school.
In 5 years we want to include minorities, such as people who have disabilities or speak indigenous languages. We also want to make a physical prototype to be able to take it to the farthest communities in the city
What are the barriers that currently exist for you to accomplish your goals for the next year and for the next five years?
For now we have a problem with COVID, the project was going to start doing the first tests, but it was crossed with this virus and the primaries asked us to wait for the return to school.
How are you planning to overcome these barriers?
We are planning a small prototype to be able to send it to some testers remotely, in this way they can start generating data in the AI and have a little fun with the advances of the game.
If you selected “My solution is already being implemented in Latin America/Caribbean,” please provide an overview of your current activities in the region.
A few months ago we started talking to orphanages so that we could send them our prototype and help the children with their education. In addition to the fact that we are establishing a relationship with the education area of an organization called reinserta, which helps children who were born in prison.
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Hybrid of for-profit and nonprofit
How many people work on your solution team?
We're 11 in differents areas: programación, historia, animación, redes sociales y la planificación.
For how many years have you been working on your solution?
Less than a year, we started 5 mounths ago.
Why are you and your team best-placed to deliver this solution?
Somos personas apasionadas, que no sólo quieren aprender y ayudar a otros, pero también queremos hacer un cambio con nuestras ideas.
With what organizations are you currently partnering, if any? How are you working with them?
Vamos a donar algunos prototipos y cambios a Reinserta y orfanatos
What is your business model?
Nuestra primera estrategia se crowdfunding, después de haber terminado ya la campaña en Kickstarter vamos a lanzar el juego en iOS y Android.
Después de la campaña, crearemos un sistema de anuncios, para que podamos continuar financiando el proyecto y que no les cueste dinero a los usuarios. Si la gente quiere eliminar los anuncios haremos una pequeña carga como una prueba Freemium.
What is your path to financial sustainability?
También estamos considerando ofrecer algunos servicios a las escuelas: ¿Cómo evaluar a sus hijos y el progreso que están haciendo, que se puede saber cómo mejorar su eficiencia en la enseñanza.
Why are you applying to the TPrize Challenge?
Creemos que el proyecto puede tener un alto impacto, no solo en el país o en el Caribe, sino también en la forma de enseñar. Además de eso queremos apoyar a las minorías para que todos puedan tener una educación de calidad.
What types of connections and partnerships would be most catalytic for your solution?
With what organizations would you like to partner, and how would you like to partner with them?
System One and the SEP in México