Inspirational Success Stories of Ed-Tech “Lala and Lilo”
Lala & Lilo is an English learning media for preschoolers made by UM students
Lala and Lilo is one of the Ed-Tech created by college students that deserve to be appreciated. Lala and Lilo is an English learning media based on an android application created by college students of The State University of Malang. This digital learning media was created by Alif Hanifatur Rosyidah, Hafizah Islami Rahmadina, Nina Almunia Brilliarahmah, Rifki Fajar Fitrianto.
Starting with the Learner Development course in college, Alif learned that for children aged 3–5 years, children are able to learn foreign languages easily. However, the fact is that in Indonesia, even from elementary to senior high school, people still have difficulty speaking English. This is the idea of Alif and his friends to build Lala & Lilo, an application-based English learning media that aims to create children who are fond and smart in speaking English.
The method used in this android application-based learning is the Whole Language Approach (WHOLA) method. This method includes teaching writing, speaking, reading, listening, grammar, and vocabulary. This method is suitable for children in understanding English since preschool.
The advantage of Lala & Lilo is that it uses technology Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR)and provides gamification and animation-based learning. Two advantages of Edtech are very interactive, easy to use, and fun because in today’s era many children are familiar with gadgets.
As one of the works of Malang State University students, Lala and Lilo have many achievements. Various achievements that have been achieved, are; 1st Winner of the BAO Polinema National Business Competition, 2nd Winner of the EYBI C National Business Competition, and won the 32nd PIMNAS gold medal in 2019 and received funding from RISTEKDIKTI, passed the selection INNOPA and ISIF competition in Istanbul, Turkey.
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