Hous­ing’s Sharma to School Kids

The co­founder launches “Ge­nius Mi­cro Schools” to be run at home

The Economic Times - - Disruption: Startups & Tech - Aditi.Shri­vas­tava1 @times­group.com

Ben­galuru: Advi­tiya Sharma, co­founder at Hous­ing has launched his next ven­ture “Ge­nius Mi­cro Schools” in the ed­u­ca­tion tech­nol­ogy sec­tor fo­cussed on kin­der­garten to class eight stu­dents.

“We’re go­ing to work with En­tre­pre­neur Teach­ers, help them run “Ge­nius Mi­cro Schools” at home,” said Sharma, de­clin­ing to di­vulge de­tails of the co­founders of the ven­ture. “We’ve de­signed a tech­nol­ogy that can cus­tomise it­self for learn­ing needs, in­ter­est and pace of ev­ery child,” he said.

The prod­uct aims to cre­ate a knowl­edge graph of ev­ery child and change the con­tent, prac­tice, home­work ac­cord­ingly, op­ti­mis­ing the learn­ing experience, ex­plained Sharma. Ge­nius will run mi­cro schools with about 5-8 stu­dents and the in­sti­tutes will be ag­gre­gated and hy­per-lo­cal in na­ture. The com­pany will also separately train teach­ers to utilise tech­nol­ogy and op­ti­mise for time. The com­pany is mir­ror­ing the path of US-based AltS­chool.

Sev­eral test prepa­ra­tion apps and por­tals which fo­cus pri­mar­ily be­yond class eight ed­u­ca­tion have raised risk cap­i­tal from in­vestors as stu­dents move away from off­line class­room-teach­ing model to on­line cour­ses.

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