Rev­o­lu­tion of tutoring in­dus­try

Sunday World - - WORLD OF JOBS - ”– Cog­ni­tion. On­line is an app-based plat­form on iOS and An­droid that is chang­ing the tutoring in­dus­try

EN­TREPRENEURS have the abil­ity to in­no­vate in chal­leng­ing times.

While the ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem is fall­ing apart, Cog­ni­tion. On­line is rev­o­lu­tion­is­ing the tutoring in­dus­try con­nect­ing stu­dents and tu­tors in a unique way.

There was a buzz at the Dig­i­tal Ed­u­ca­tion Show Africa re­cently when Cog­ni­tion. On­line show­cased its lat­est app, now coined the Uber of pri­vate tutoring. The com­pany was rep­re­sented as one of the few fea­tured start-ups at the show.

Cog­ni­tion. On­line di­rec­tor Kyle Dodds says it al­lowed the team to net­work with var­i­ous in­flu­en­tial peo­ple in the ed­u­ca­tion in­dus­try in­clud­ing CSI ex­ec­u­tives from var­i­ous blue chip com­pa­nies, gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials from the Depart­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion and del­e­gates from var­i­ous ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions.

“Every­one saw syn­er­gies in what they were of­fer­ing and our soon to be launched CSI pro­gramme that will reach un­der­priv­i­leged chil­dren. This was one of the big in­ter­ests as well as our abil­ity to dis­trib­ute ed­u­ca­tional con­tent to stu­dents in need,” he ex­plains.

This app comes at the per­fect time when the coun­try’s fail­ing ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem des­per­ately needs in­no­va­tion to trans­form it. Cog­ni­tion. On­line had the op­por­tu­nity to present on the im­pact that two-sided mar­ket­places such as our own can have on ed­u­ca­tion, and with the aid of cor­po­rates, how this ex­tends to those who can’t af­ford pri­vate tu­ition.

“The re­sponse was over­whelm­ing and few could be­lieve that this was en­tirely de­vel­oped in South Africa.

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