by Learning Equality
Khan Academy’s core mission is to
“provide a free world-class education for anyone anywhere”, and as over 60%
of the world’s population is without access to the
primarily in the developing world, providing an alternative delivery
mechanism for Khan Academy content is key to fulfilling this mission.
KA Lite is a lightweight
Django web app for serving core
Khan Academy content (videos and exercises) from a local server, with
points and progress-tracking, without needing internet connectivity.
Primary use cases include:
- For servers/computer labs located in remote schools, which
could be slowly syncing with a central server over a cell/satellite
network or via USB keys.
- In correctional facilities and other environments where providing
educational materials is of value, but users cannot be given general
- Mobile school “vans”, which transport a server and multiple
laptops/tablets between a number of schools (or orphanages, community
centers, etc) in remote communities on a rotating basis, and syncing
up with a central database (to download new content and upload
analytics) when in an area with internet connectivity.
Later in 2017, Learning Equality will be launching the successor of KA Lite. It’s
called Kolibri and will have
very similar features to KA Lite, but will also be a platform for many other
educational resources besides Khan Academy’s.
Because of the popularity of KA Lite, we are continuing
to support deployments by providing fixes to problems that
directly affect current usage. These include issues related to new
browsers, operating systems etc. We are also still optimizing regarding
If you are creating a new deployment at this very moment, feel assured that
KA Lite is still alive and will be maintained for the rest of 2017, after which
point we will be recommending that you migrate to Kolibri.
In the meantime, if you need new features in KA Lite, we welcome you to join
the community and contribute. In other words, we (Learning Equality) encourages
you (community members), to feel empowered and take responsibility for the
future of KA Lite.
The KA Lite sourcecode itself is open-source MIT
licensed, and the other included
software and content is licensed as described in the
file. Please note that KA Lite is not officially affiliated with, nor
maintained by, Khan Academy, but rather makes use of Khan Academy’s open
API and Creative Commons content, which may only be used for