“These days students prefer online learning as they can’t wait to gain knowledge through multiple channels. That’s where education is changing; edtech is redefining that,” said Mohan Lakhamraju, the Founder and CEO of Great Learning. He was speaking at a panel discussion on the Future of Edtech at the 9th edition of TechSparks, YourStory’s flagship event and India’s top startup conference.
He was joined by Dr Carsten Schröder, Co-Founder and CEO, DADB; Parul Gupta, Co-founder, Springboard; Ishan Gupta, MD India, Udacity; and Pulkit Jain, Co-founder and Product Head, Vedantu at the discussion where they shared their learnings.
This is a time when digital platforms are transforming the way learning is visualised and presented, be it distance education or cultural preservation.
Adding more perspective to this was Pulkit Jain, Co-founder of Vedantu and an IIT Roorkee alumnus. “I am the only K-12 (Class 6 to 12) teaching platform here. We are trying to solve two problems: access to quality teachers and education at affordable costs. We are addressing this to make the entire online system more effective.”
Adding more colour to the conversation from a technology perspective in different geographies, Ishan Gupta, of Udacity, said: “A lot of behavioural issues have been witnessed despite the course in India and in the US being the same. Udacity has always kept students first, and makes sure that they spend their time along with the money. Time is extremely important; the programme might take 8-10 hours or even span three to six months of commitment.”