We have officially landed in India and are working with The Walking School Bus (TWSB) to conduct an analysis of the impact that their project has in the communities that it services. Our aim is to gain a better understanding of changes in the community asset capital and provide TWSB with some constructive feedback regarding their programs and whether they are providing positive outcomes with their resources.
We will be looking at TWSB’s unique digital curriculum on a reading app called Simbi. Simbi is currently running a study (supported by the National Geographic) to understand the impact of students reading a physical book and listening to an audiobook simultaneously. This study aims to understand the impact of students who hear a Canadian accent vs. an Indian accent, and how this will affect language acquisition.