When we created Abre, we intentionally designed a platform for fiddling. Learning is an experience involving trial and error, just-right challenges, and concrete outcomes. Instead of creating restrictive software, we placed an open-source license on Abre. We invited others to join in the fun.
Philosophically, this fits with who we are. We’re an education company (with roots in public education) dedicated to help students learn and teachers to teach. We believe in giving tools to improve learning and teaching. We believe in providing access to experiential learning opportunities.
As an education platform, we hold a distinct advantage: The Learning Community. Students, educators, parents, and community members all have ideas on solving problems in education. The benefit of Abre is that they now have an ecosystem to develop solutions.
We’ve structured Appathons to be accessible and flexible. You don’t need to know how to code or work through every chapter on this site. Our goal is to provide ingredients to an experience – enough of a framework to have success at learning, but open enough to take the appathons in a variety of directions.
This site features a full Appathon: From beginning to end (and does include coding). Participants and hosts can modify accordingly.