What is your dream?
Kids everywhere have dreams and aspirations
And education is the key means for fulfilling them
Yet, the situation is today, that most kids
need to complement public education …
…with costly private lessons
Well over 50% of Kids are
Taking Costly Private Lessons
Source: Wikipedia, Meizav Israel
“Costs associated with shadow
education are staggering”
Source: Wikipedia, Private Tutoring
“No Rich Kid Left Behind
….Whatever we’ve been doing in
our schools, it hasn’t reduced
educational inequality between
children from upper- and lowerincome families…
Prof Reardon, Stanford, April 2013
Today, all of us together can change this. With LerGO.
A bit about me
• Cloud: Many years in HiTech, also as VP Cloud in
cVidya and Head of Cloud Program in Amdocs
• Education: Many years in education, also as
volunteer private tutoring for kids from low
• CrowdSourcing: Plenty of experience in
contributing to crowd sourcing platforms
My name is Nava Levy and I believe that today’s technology
provides an opportunity to realize the vision of free private
lessons for all.
Kids will use this content to self-learn all K12
topics, enjoyably and at their own pace.
I know that online lessons are not new.
Yet , they haven’t had much impact on kids’ education.
How is LerGO different?
LerGO is a solution that takes the best from two approaches
for online learning:
The high usability of paid Flash based tutorials
With the openness, scalability and affordability of Open
Educational Resources (OERs)
LerGO will combine these into one powerful orchestrated
solution that makes finding the right lesson at the right
quality as simple as a Google search
Animated & Interactive
LerGO will enable anyone to easily create animated, interactive
lessons . A cute animated character will guide the student through
the lesson step by step.
Simple to Create
Putting together a lesson or adding a question can be as
simple as writing an e-mail
Whether you have an hour or only 5 minutes to spare, you
will still be able to contribute to LerGO This makes LerGO an
extremely scalable solution.
Finding the right lesson at the right quality will be enabled through
orchestration, with top down regulations and editors, who will
edit, tag and certify content, and bottom up ratings.
To Kids Everywhere
We want LerGO to make an impact to kids everywhere including
the developing regions.
So we are building LerGO with 4 principles in mind.
Lessons will be free, with no ads and open so that everyone
can edit, mix and match lessons or improve existing ones,
as well as share on Facebook or embed on any website.
We’re building LerGO as a multilingual platform, so that
lessons can be created in any of the supported languages or
easily translated and adapted to the relevant cultural context
Third, LerGO lessons will be accessible through any device
including mobile devices which are key for the developing
regions and kids at large, who often have access to mobile
And finally, all quizzes with be accessible also via limited
It’s not just
Contributing to LerGO is an interdisciplinary group of
talented professionals, either as part time contributors or
in advisory board roles. All of them, like me, are doing it
on a voluntary basis.
•We have worked really hard to get to this point…but we
need the funds for the development of the platform, so
that we can load it with our initial content, and open it to
•For this reason we are about to do a crowd funding
campaign on Indiegogo… and we will need your help,
and your friends help to help support it.
How you can help:
1) “Like” on Facebook –
www.facebook.com/lergo.org ; follow on
Linkedin, sign-up at www.lergo.org
2) Support our upcoming CrowdFunding
3) Become a LerGOvangelist – spread the word
4) Start/continue creating lessons
What is your dream?
LerGO isn’t just about creating high quality online lessons, and it’s not just about
providing an alternative to costly private lessons ….
LerGO is about giving the community tools to take education to the next level, democratizing
education and reducing the social gap in the process.
LerGO is about helping the dreams of every kid come true and it needs your help to make it happen.