Corona Lockdown: edtech platforms that are helping students learning at home
The India Rise
The coronavirus outbreak is a global pandemic affecting people all across the world in many different ways. For parents of school-going kids across the country, the experience has been overwhelming and exhausting. This means that kids, who typically spend between three and seven hours in a structured learning environment away from home, are now stuck indoors for weeks. While we adults are working from home, kids tend to not really have much to do amidst the crisis. Here is a list of some edtech platforms that are helping students to easily study at home or acquire a new skill:
Byju’s is India’s most loved learning app for anyone from the first standard to a higher education aspirant. Engaging video lessons, study material mapped to the syllabus, interactive questions and unlimited practice with in-depth analysis inculcates a fun-learning experience, keeping the interest and longer retention period intact. You may buy a course as per the personal requirement. This edutech platform makes the learning and understanding of concepts much easier for school kids. The subject focus of the platform is Maths and Science, and the concepts are explained using 12-20 minute digital animation videos.
Next Education India Pvt Ltd
Next Education is an end to end K-12 solution provider backed up with 400 hours of video lessons, 2D & 3D animation to make learning experiential and fun, topic wise questions with solution, sample papers, a question from All India Test Series and detailed performance report. In case of doubt, the online question-answer forum helps you in getting a solution within 24-hours. In addition to this, Next Education provides next book, next mentor, next lab (robotics, English, Hindi, math, science) and pre-designed curriculum for facilitating better academic planning for teachers and students. It’s one space for all as it strictly aligns to the syllabus of CBSE, ICSE, IGCSE and 23 state boards in 8 languages. Next Education is growing every day with 66000+ digital classrooms, 700+ schools adapting hands-on lab, 240000+ teachers and 12000000+ students.
Vedantu Learn Live Online is one of India’s leading online tutoring website that covers the whole syllabus ranging from CBSE, ISCE, NTSE, Olympiads, and even IIT JEE. Vedantu is offering free online classes on its website and through its app in order to keep students safe inside their homes. The website also offers free study material, apart from the online classes. The website has given a free access to all live classes and content of Vedantu for Grades 1 to 12, JEE & NEET .The online classes can be accessed via their website and on their app that is available for free on Android and iOS.
It is one of the largest online learning platforms, uniting students with fellow students, parents, and teachers around the world to help solve their academic problems and to facilitate knowledge exchange. It has an overall user base of over 20million in India. Here, it connects users to their peers to help strengthen their skills, from math to science, history and beyond for free.
A platform where each subject is taught by top instructors from world-class universities and companies, giving people an opportunity to learn something new anytime, anywhere. Hundreds of free courses gives access to on-demand video lectures, homework exercises, and community discussion forums. Paid courses provide additional quizzes and projects as well as a shareable Course Certificate upon completion. It helps students aim for higher grades and perhaps some scholarship cash. The courses are very affordable, and the apps can be downloaded on both iOS and Android phones.
Currently catering to K12, IIT JEE, NEET students, Doubtnut is a multilingual online learning platform that uses AI and ML technologies for image recognition, natural language processing and proprietary machine learning algorithms to provide video-based solutions in response to students’ queries.
Students simply snap a photo of a problem and the Doubtnut app serves up a video of the solution within 10 seconds, while simultaneously suggesting other concept videos to help students learn the topic better. The app can read questions in 11 Indian languages, as well as English. The company has over 13 Mn monthly active users across several platforms (web, app, YouTube and WhatsApp).
It is extremely popular in low-income groups where demand for low-cost educational services is high. Doubtnut has witnessed a 30x growth in its daily active users since March 2019, as claimed by the company in an official media release
Gradeup plans to make a deeper presence in K12 space by introducing one year and two-year programs for class XI and XII students preparing for JEE and NEET. Data analytics and tracking of the kind of engagement is key to the success of Gradeup, and the company intends to further enhance its capabilities applying data science to further help students improve their performance.
Gradeup told us it’s investing a lot in research and product development to build the platform and services which can help aspiring students deliver outcomes for its users. Further, Gradeup will be investing in building a superior product with a higher level of engagement and success for its students, scaling up the categories that are working and reaching out to a larger audience. As claimed by the founders, enrolments have been doubling up every quarter and revenue has been increasing by about 30% to 40% per month.
Testbook is an online preparatory platform for all kinds of competitive government examinations. Last few years they have got more than 35000 selections who are placed in different government jobs. The 200+ strong Testbook.com team headquartered in Kharghar, Navi Mumbai has successfully raised four rounds of investments. Recently the company raised INR 60 Cr as a part of its Series B round of funding led by Iron Pillar.
Testbook claims to have turned profitable in April 2019, and clocked an annual revenue of INR 31 Cr in the last financial year, with an INR 45 Lakh EBITDA (earnings before depreciation, interest, taxes and amortisation).
Toppr caters to the individual learning styles of candidates and provides the widest K12 syllabus coverage with 1.5 million course combinations. It currently has over 10 million students on its platform and helps them prepare for various school, board, and competitive exams. It uses natural language processing to solve student doubts instantly. It also uses artificial intelligence, machine learning, and big data to study student behaviour and create adaptive learning paths with infinite combinations.