Mumbai-based e-learning platform, Eduisfun Technologies Pvt Ltd has entered into gamified learning for mathematics and science subjects of classes V-XI with the launch of STEPapp on Dec 5. The app’s content has been supplied by PACE IIT & Medical, a sister organization providing coaching services for JEE & NEET exams in Mumbai & Delhi. According a statement from the company, STEPapp will launch many other apps in the future to gamify education and introduce newer ways to learn
As of now STEPapp starts with building Math and Science proficiency via two programs – STEP Scholar and STEP Learn.
STEP Learn is the learning program for grades 5-11 mapped to complete math and science syllabus of CBSE and ICSE. It breaks down tough concepts into easy to understand capsules and then tests the children on their learning – in a gamified format. Students cannot move on to next learning capsule until they answer all question correctly. And hence it ensures that the kids have conceptual clarity before they move on.
STEP Scholar is the scholarship program which gives an opportunity of a lifetime for students to build their own future with scholarships ranging from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 1 crore from a total pool of Rs. 50 crore. There is an introductory offer, the first 1 lakh students of each grade will receive STEP Learn (worth Rs. 5,000) gratis for their current grade. Registrations for STEP Scholar program have already begun. Students from 5th to 11th standards are eligible to register in this program.
STEPapp has been successfully implemented in 16 Eklavya Model Residential Schools run by The Tribal Development Department under the Maharashtra Government. All Andheri Municipal Corporation Schools will run the STEPapp after running a trial with the students.
STEPapp was unveiled in Mumbai by Praveen Tyagi (MD, PACE IIT & Medical; and Founder CEO, Eduisfun Technologies) in the presence of distinguished academicians and corporate honchos. Superstar Amitabh Bachchanm Deepak Parekh (Chairman, HDFC Group) and advertising icon Piyush Pandey (Chief Creative Officer Worldwide and Executive Chairman, India, Ogilvy Group) sharing their views on video.
Praveen Tyagi, Founder & CEO, Eduisfun Technologies Pvt. Ltd., said, “. Our Student Talent Enhancement Program (S.T.E.P.) will help create a bank of meritorious children, who will be the assets and future of our country. STEPapp’s Board syllabus is mapped to the curriculum of school boards such as ICSE and CBSE. Students can get conceptual clarity in a fun way and their speed and accuracy is gauged. Parents and teachers get detailed reports of the student’s progress, strengths and weaknesses via sms-email on a real time basis. STEPapp will make every child reach their fullest potential.”
In his message Amitabh Bachchan said, “The future of our country lies in the education of our children. Praveen Tyagi’s STEPapp has made learning interesting and rewarding for students. Teaching children through games is an innovative step. My best wishes are with Mr. Tyagi’s team comprising 400 IITians, who have helped create an innovation like STEPapp.”
Piyush Pandey, said, “ I grew up in a middle class household with 9 siblings but our father gave us three things – education, exposure and opportunity. India has a fantastic tradition of good teachers but we are unfortunate that these teachers are not sufficient to cater to the large number of students. In many parts of India, bright students have to make a hard choice between the pen and the Parivar (family). STEPapp’s Student Talent Enhancement Program is a fantastic way of gamified education – inexpensive, friendly and futuristic.”
STEPapp has several strategic alliance partners such as YES Bank as banking partner, PACE as knowledge partner, PayTM and iCollege as strategic alliance partners. STEPapp is supported by 400+ IITians and Doctors from PACE IIT & Medical Entrance Coaching.