QSLEAP is Revolutionizing Global Education System
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Blending innovation with advanced technology, a Mumbai-based company QSLEAP is revolutionizing global education system by providing free learning resources to those who want to go for higher education. In an interaction with Entrepreneur India, Soumik Ganguly its Head of Product and Strategy shares its vision for helping students.
How is Your Company Bringing About a Change in Education?
QS, is helping the Government and other public and private organizations through its ratings and rankings to enable global benchmarking of critical success components of these Universities or institutions. These benchmarks are used to upgrade components so that learning outcomes are then matched to global expectations.
How is Technology Helping Students From Across the World to Prepare for GRE/GMAT/ SAT?
With the most advanced test prep framework, we are working towards making tutor-less prep through Artificial Intelligence. Our company provides free and guided prep to candidates, and is learner adaptive. It has brought in the world's first social prep that provides competitive intelligence to a candidate, and keeps him/her motivated throughout the journey. Over 150,000 candidates prepared through QSLEAP last year, are from across 135 countries.
What are Indian Education's Biggest Challenges?
The biggest challenge in the education sector in India is to remain relevant amid the changing dynamics of global requirements and expectations. The value Indian education system is creating for students through the current curriculum is not going to help them take up future job roles. Obviously, a lot is dependent on our regulatory bodies and their propensity to change and to look beyond political ambitions.
How Can Innovation be Desruptive in the Education Sector?
Education needs two separate types of innovations - sustaining and disruptive - at two separate levels. We need sustaining innovation in curriculum or pedagogy, along with teaching inputs.
What are the New Techniques You're Using to Impart Knowledge?
We use a combination of learning models such as - interleaving, spaced repetition, and retrieval practice. We provide these frameworks for candidates who want to prepare for standardized tests, and the entire platform is available completely for free for everyone. We are currently working on using artificial intelligence to design tutorless prep, as well as interface agnostic learning wherein future learners would be able to learn through chat systems or conversation AI systems like Google home and Amazon Echo.
Is Indian Education Ready to be at Par With its Western Counterparts?
The future of the Indian education sector is challenging if the stakeholders do not take up system wide changes on priority. To be on par of systems such as Erasmus that gives European students the opportunity to learn across some of the best Universities across the world, and also gain multicultural experiences - India would need to think differently about the definition of "education". Only then will our young people be ready to take on the world of opportunities that their demography will bring them
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