Startup Bharat Using AR launches Thrissur-Based Infusory for teachers To Make Education Fun and Engaging
Thrissur-based startup Infusory’s AR-based app “TutAR” is launched by two IIT alumni. The app will help teachers guide their students through simple visualizations of complex ideas and concepts. The study will become more relatable and fun.
Due to the global pandemic, the education system is completely changed. Everything is becoming digital which is quite challenging for students, especially for teachers. Teaching on board in the school face to face and teaching virtually is completely different.
Recent research says that digital education is becoming less interactive because it becoming less relatable in the real world. Thus, “TutAR” will show visual images that help teachers to guide students more efficiently.
While you all know there are already some edtech platforms like BYJU’s, Vedantu, and a few which are gaining a lot of profit these days. But there are not many platforms available to help independent teachers.
To ease and resolve this issue, IIT alumni Shubham Agarwal and Vikram Vijay started BharatClass through their app in February 2020. TutAR, helps teachers guide students visualize concepts so that they can understand the basics instead of mugging up lessons.
TutAR comes with preloaded AR content for all topics. Teachers can set up the teaching app in just two clicks.
Traditional classroom teachers had to turn to YouTube tutorials to adjust to the new normal. This app will help teachers to overcome the differences.
“Our ideology is that no one can replace the role of teachers. Students cannot get that personal care or interaction from the teachers cannot be substituted even with some edtech apps. We aim to bring back the teacher-student model by making classes more interactive and visualizing,” says Shyam Pradeep Alil Co-founder, and COO of Infusory.
How Infusory was launched:
Infusory was launched in 2015 by Thomson Tom, Shyam Pradeep Alil, and Aadhil Khan mechanical engineering graduate from St. Joseph’s College of Engineering and Technology, Palai. They decided to research VR and learned a lot about the development of VR apps.
Soon Infusory started its operations, provided training and workshops related to AR/VR in schools and colleges across Kerala.
In March 2016, they launched the first-ever VR app.
Later Shyam Pradeep Alil joined this venture and they expanded their business like never before.
“We invested the earnings from workshops and AR/VR projects for our research and development,” says Shyam.
These two partners were enough but as it’s always said the more the better. So, the duo now became a Trio when Aadhil Khan joined the startup as the CTO.
There was something exceptional that happened! TutAR came up!
How does it work?
Teachers can stream content through any video conferencing software that supports screen sharing and then record unique videos interacting with the augmented objects. They can even share it on social media channels and the best part is it won’t require any green screen setup or VFX.
The app is compatible with all Android phones, Windows 10 devices, and Mac OS devices.
“If you know how to use a basic smartphone, you do not need any other technical expertise to use this platform. We provide the content loaded device to the school and train them on how to set up and teach with these technologies,” says Shyam.
Once the user downloads the app, he/she can choose the AR model along with the subject and topic. The app will then accordingly show the AR models.
The added advantage of this app is that it can be installed on multiple devices, but used by only one user at a time.
Also, the content that we share over Whatsapp is not secured as it can be forwarded. With Bharatclass, content is only accessed y educators and registered students. BHARATCLASS ALSO SUPPORTS ZOOM AND GOOGLE MEET CALLS.
To let you all know Bharatclass rates 4.9 on Goggle Play Store.