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A Smartur way of learning

A Smartur way of learning
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Imagine living in the magical world of Harry Potter, where everything you need to read and learn floats around explaining you things, be it molecular formation, mathematic theorems, chemical reactions or even functions of a respiratory organ. And with the SSC exams round the corner,

Imagine living in the magical world of Harry Potter, where everything you need to read and learn floats around explaining you things, be it molecular formation, mathematic theorems, chemical reactions or even functions of a respiratory organ. And with the SSC exams round the corner, it is indeed time where the most complex of all problems needs to be taught in the most comprehensible way.

This was one of the reasons why city-based startup Smartur developed its 3D Quick Study app, a first-of-its-kind in India. Available for free download on Google Playstore as Smartur 3D and mapped for State and CBSE syllabus; the app arms the students with bullet point learning, quick revision cards and interesting tests of the core subjects to prepare in the shortest possible time using 3D technology. Not just that, the app also provides parents with comprehensive analytics to monitor the progress of their children.

Neeraj Jewalkar, founder and CEO of Smartur.com, with students during the launch of Smartur 3D Quick Study app

Interacting with CityTAB, Neeraj Jewalkar, the founder and CEO of Smartur.com, shares, “The idea behind the app was to make learning interesting.” Talking about the technology behind the app which employs Augumented Reality (AR), he says, “Most people who interact with AR for the first time have a mind-blowing experience but fail to consider education applications. From my experience AR helps the students understand the concepts in a better way and register them in an efficient manner.

Researchers have also proved that AR can help in quick recall too.” “The app is a result of two years of extensive research and is developed based on principles of neuroscience of learning and psychology of motivation. These fundamental techniques coupled with the state-of-the-art 3D AR ensure that students are equipped to study, assimilate and retain the subject matter in the most effective manner,” he adds.

Students and teachers trying out the Smartur 3D Quick Study app

How does the app function?

Students can see the diagrams/objects on a 2D textbook in complete 3D with this app. The app once downloaded on the mobile allows the user to point the camera on the textbook containing the image, the image then comes alive on the app and can be examined in 3D and colour.

The app comes with two key features like ‘Learning and Exam Preparation’ which aids students for quick learning. While ‘Learning’ module is focused 3D learning, ‘Exam Preparation’ module comes with three stimulating components--‘Revision Mode’, ‘Flash Cards’ and ‘Matching Games’. Here, the ‘Revision’ mode has the core components of the subject broken down into bullet points and flash cards, an advanced technique used for focused learning while ‘Matching Games’ form another interesting way of testing the level of knowledge of the students for easier retention. At present, it covers the critical subjects of Science and Maths. “As of now, we are only focusing on exams, but later we will be introducing these in other courses and other classes as well,” Neeraj concluded.

By:Augustin Kurian

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