Bottom line: I've never been a hard-working person. I hated homework and revisions. If you leaf through my workbooks, you will find completely blank pages between the daily homework, which I had "done one day". But if I could have improved my academic knowledge of an app back then, would I have been really excited if I had revised it?
This is what the co-founders of Pandai hope for.
Pandai is an educational one
App that allows students to take quizzes, tests, and exams every day that suit them
Curriculum to expand their knowledge of a subject.
Vulcan Post said the team knows that students spend a lot of time on their cell phones
Devices already in use, albeit with little to no academic content
He shared that too
According to the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) 85%
of Malaysian students ages 5 to 17 already have access to mobile phones, and
75% of them have access to the Internet.
Therefore Pandai wants to use the trend here.
Cope with difficult tasks first
The game plan for the
Team is for their app to cover all academic subjects in both primary and primary school
Secondary school, but they started with an emphasis on science and math
like additional math, physics, biology and more.
“These are the topics
Reputed to be the most difficult issues and there is high demand for them
Preparatory materials for them, ”argued Khairul.
Users can access it
Pandai's functions in two different modes: Daily Tests and Tests and Exams.
Daily quiz questions are a daily challenge that involves 3-5 problems for each subject. They are offered in each subject according to the school lesson schedule.
An example of what the daily quizzes look like / Image Credit: Pandai
They are designed for that
Map to the chapters, topics and subtopics in the national curriculum that are
explained in the document Standard Kurikulum & Pentaksiran (DSKP), a
Document issued by the Ministry of Education.
In Tests & Exams, students can receive full length tests based on the topics in each chapter.
You can also get one
Intermediate and final exams at the appropriate times in the academic calendar,
namely in May and September.
Be so different
of course, these two modes have their own goals.
Daily quiz questions aim at consistent engagement that only takes a short time to complete and should be done daily, while tests and exams aim to give students a deeper understanding in a more structured way.
"While it may appear that Pandai only has review content, the real secret sauce is included in the explanations of all tests and tests," added Khairul.
The Pandai content
The team has detailed and explained every step and fact that has been used in with great care
The solution, as they believe that students would be more interested in why they are doing it
were right or wrong.
"The explanations that appear in Pandai don't just explain why the answer is so and so, but go further to explain the thinking process behind an answer," said Khairul.
He explained: "Sometimes we even offer a historical / real context to the material contained in the curriculum (for example, the history of the Fibonacci sequence that appears in mathematics)."
Learning for fun
Pandai offers both a free version and a Pandai Premium subscription option for those who want more content.
The latter includes a higher number of daily tests, additional tests and exams, preparatory content for various educational competitions, and other premium features that are added regularly.
With all the talk of helping students get better at their academy, we asked Khairul how they actually measure the success of their app's purpose.
According to his
Answer, it really boils down to the discipline of the student.
“The purpose of Pandai is a self-diagnosis tool, much like the students use exercise books. It is not meant to replace classroom teaching and human engagement at school, ”he said.
“Therefore, as with any self-diagnosis tool, regularity is the key to successful use. Students who use Pandai regularly should notice an improvement in their understanding of the subject. "
To get students interested in Pandai learning, the team introduced some gamification elements to help students build their Pandai assets.
"At the moment we are
Discover that students who use Pandai every day do so to complete new ones
challenges every day to keep their daily streaks recorded on
your dashboard, ”said Khairul.
For certain stripes
and achievements, students can unlock badges.
For me this concept
sounded familiar – I used Duolingo, the international language learning app
before, and it did what Pandai is doing now.
Pandai content is currently available in two languages: Bahasa Melayu and English.
Keep parents and
Teachers up to date
In just 3 months
Pandai has managed to attract 5,000 active students to their app.
But they haven't forgotten
about parents and teachers either.
They are currently developing
upcoming functions for parents such as monitoring tools and data analysis for
Children's performance as well as printable tests.
They are for teachers
Creation of a crowdsourcing questionnaire that teachers can be incentivized for
Submit your own content, a quiz / homework generator, and student monitoring tools
in their class.
During the trip
It was just fun for the Pandai team, their biggest challenge was
Identify actual needs among users.
"The general public
have opinions about education and like to pass them on without being asked, but
People rarely bother to observe and collect student behavior
Field data, ”said Khairul.
The way the team approaches demand is to watch how students interact with the app and ask them about the vulnerabilities and improvements they want to see in the app.
The Pandai team engages students at an event / Photo credit: Pandai
Think that an educational app should have and integrate these and those functions
this and the educational tool, while in reality what the actual customers
want and are willing to pay are completely different, ”said Khairul.
He also announced that Pandai has initiated a three-year implementation phase to develop other roles and explore other education markets in the region.
At the same time, they are developing an adaptive learning system that uses AI and machine learning to personalize Pandai content for each user.
Intelligent Learning (AIAL), students can grow as they grow
own pace, while the system gets to know the strengths and weaknesses of the students and
Adjust the content accordingly, ”he added.
Pandai wants to create a content-rich online platform that is accessible
the web and mobile devices.
It should be able to simulate
the learning and assessment experience of a physical classroom without
Replacing the need for social interaction that takes place in you.
Bottom line: I think I would definitely be more inclined to spend my time revising an app that looks good rather than focusing on boring black and white paper. If I know myself, there is always a danger of being distracted by other apps and not learning.
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Selected image source: Pandai