dotLearn aims to make educational content available to anyone, anywhere, regardless of whether they have broadband internet or a desktop computer.

Our journey started when our founder, Sam, was a Peace Corps Volunteer teaching in rural Mexico. He grew frustrated knowing that the internet was full of rich educational content that he couldn't make use of in the classroom because internet connectivity was poor. He picked up a coding book and created dotLearn. 

 

How does it work?

.lrn is the world's first file format for e-courses 

 All the lectures, lessons, graphs, quizzes, slideshows and discussion boards from a traditional online course, packaged together in one simple file.

Access your courses on any device, with or without high-speed internet 

Our apps enable you to take full e-courses on your desktop, tablet, or phone, so you can start learning on any device, anywhere. Our e-courses live on your device, so you don't need constant access to high-speed internet to learn from them. No more streaming content from far away servers. .lrn e-courses are there with you when you want, where you want.

No internet? No Problem

Learning shouldn't depend on your internet connection. Access courses 100% offline. Transfer e-courses to your offline device via USB, CD, or SDcard. Our e-courses live on your device, so you don't need constant access to high-speed internet to learn from them. No more streaming content from far away servers. .lrn e-courses are there with you when you want, where you want.

Team

Sam Bhattacharrya, Founder and CEO

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sam developed the idea for dot Learn while serving as a Peace Corps volunteer working on science education in rural Mexico from 2012-2014. Frustrated with the lack of usable digital education resources available in the connectivity poor areas where he worked and lived, he envisioned a way to make digital education far more accessible and created the dot Learn platform in 2013. Prior to the Peace Corps, Sam was a graduate researcher in robotics at Vanderbilt university. Sam got his undergraduate degree from Columbia University in 2010.

Amira Valliani, COO/Business Lead

Amira Valliani, COO/Business Lead

Amira Valliani is an MPA Candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She came to graduate school after working on foreign policy in the Obama Administration, first at the State Department and later at the White House. Previously, she worked in marketing at PepsiCo and has spent time working and living in Egypt and Hong Kong. Originally from Silicon Valley, Amira's always been passionate about technology's potential the make the world a better place. She also enjoys scuba diving and pizza.

Chelsey Roebuck, Co-founder and Advisor

Chelsey is also the founder and president of partner organization Emerging Leaders in Technology and Engineering (ELiTE). With years of experience running his own STEM education NGO, running programs and teaching students in Harlem, Jamaica and Ghana, Chelsey helped launch dot Learn and helps manage programming and organizational development. Chelsey and Sam were classmates in college, and have been working together for years on ELiTE. Chelsey earned a degree in mechanical engineering from Columbia University in 2010.

Team up with us

We have over a dozen partners and advisors, who we're working with with on product, strategy, and content. But, we are always looking for new collaborators. 

dotLearn offers 4x the reach of traditional online courses. If you're interested in developing educational content for the 90% of the world that can't access it now, we want to work with you. If you're an organization or a university interested in distributing content on our platform, email sam@dotlearn.org

See dotLearn in action

Our product is still in the early stages of development, but we're always looking for feedback.

If you want to try creating a course yourself, click here

If you want to take a course, check out the current library here

Tell us what you think! Email sam@dotlearn.org with comments.