Manish Goklaney, Co-Founder
The APAC Edtech industry is the world’s second largest, with the U.S. being the first, due to the countries' highly competitive education systems. With various positive influences such as the infiltration of smart devices into the consumer space and deep internet penetration, the potential of the Edtech market looks promising at approximately five trillion dollars by 2020. While there are numerous names contributing to the growth of the space, one of the top companies that is revolutionizing the way students learn and teachers teach while giving parents a more in-depth look into their children’s performance, is Learn Primary from Sydney, Australia.
With the motto of "Where learning comes first," Learn Primary's app is named after the company and acts as a resource to supplement formal classroom-based learning for primary school students. With benefits for both ends, Learn Primary allows teachers to use the platform in the classroom to supplement their teaching, while children can continue their learning at home. The platform allows parents to effectively engage with their child’s learning as well, providing teacher created insights and content. Learn Primary is an affordable and innovative digital education platform that aligns with Australia’s curriculum for Maths and English and connects parents, teachers, and students to deliver an exceptional adaptive learning experience on PC, Mac, or iPad. Keeping in mind the age of the users, the unique model also comprises of fun games and rewards for students to keep them engaged in the learning process, alongside having feedback modules for teachers and parents, which provides them an idea of the student's growth in their learning. “We believe Learn Primary is the most comprehensive and curriculum-aligned learning platform for primary school children in the market today,” says Manish Goklaney, Co-Founder of Learn Primary. He continues, "The idea is to make study or practice time effective, so our lessons are designed in a way that a ‘Lesson’ can be completed within 15 minutes. We are also conscious of screen time and ensure that children have the opportunity to grasp learning objectives in all contexts."
By using an adaptive learning algorithm, Learn Primary can create a personalized learning pathway for every child based on demonstrated competence. The platform is also integrated with a versatile content management system that allows users to build an innovative storyboarding framework where they can rapidly modify and distribute content.
Our ultimate objective is to equip students with the skills and lessons they need to be successful at school and in life
Further, Learn Primary’s analytics engine measures each student’s performance individually and provides direct feedback to teachers, students and parents for improving each student’s learning performance. "Presently, we have developed content for classes one to four, the content for classes five and six will be released in the coming year,” says Goklaney.
Learn Primary ticks all the checkboxes in today’s Australian education space, where numerous schools and educational institutions are still struggling to measure and document students’ learning progression. Despite the advancements in technology, a majority of students do not have an educational experience that fits their learning abilities. And the woes do not end there; parents also lack transparency around the Australian curriculum. Learn Primary recognizes that each child learns at a different pace, and the adaptive logic built into the platform guides a child’s learning based on their needs. Emphasizing on their approach, Goklaney says, “We focus on the learning content not just practice opportunities with assessments which will allow a child to revise the concept all within the platform. Our methodology of Learn, Practice, and Assess provides an effective way to improve learning.” This unique approach of delivering an all in one platform for students is what makes them second to none.
The effectiveness of Learn Primary’s digital learning platform can be well explained with a case study. Goklaney recalls an instance when Learn Primary assisted in modernizing a school in Brisbane. The school recently started using Learn Primary across their classes as part of their digitalization initiations. The teachers are using Learn Primary’s rich content in the classroom to enhance students’ knowledge. The platform’s short animated lessons for each learning objective saves them hours of lesson planning and helps students understand various chapters in a comprehensive way. They can then set the tasks for children, which can be either completed in the class or at home. By leveraging Learn Primary, the school has been able to personalize the learning for each child resulting in improved learning outcomes within a short period.
With their established trust in Australian education and curriculum, Learn Primary is planning for geographic expansion into Asia and other parts of the world. In the mid-term, the company is planning to improve its adaptive learning algorithm to provide better and more accurate insight into each set of users. Learn Primary is also working toward adding other subjects like science, arts, and music within the platform in the longer term. “Our short term roadmap is to complete the content for years five and six while continuing to better our assessment and reporting tool for parents and teachers. We already see a demand to setup distribution agreements with various parties in other regions to launch Learn Primary,” concludes Goklaney.