Education

Collaborative platform for highly

Creators

Who is behind this?

Nazar Bartosik

VISDOM

Ukraine

Idea Sketch | Proposal

Proposal

Idea pitch

1. Level of pupil’s involvement at schools is systematically falling. 2. Typically ≥50% of information taught at school is forgotten very soon and never used. 3. Modern technologies allow to make the process of learning much more productive, involving and memorable. We believe that static textbooks are far behind the potential that current Web-technologies can provide. We are developing a platform that would allow inspired creators produce highly visual, animated and interactive mini-lessons.

Where will your idea take place?

Kyiv, Ukraine

Why does Europe need your idea?

School education in the present state is very unproductive and doesn’t take advantage of technologies that nearly every european pupil has nowadays. We believe that children should have free access to education in a more entertaining and creative form on a global scale. This would make studying competitive with smartphones, games and social networks that are stealing their attention, while the current system is absolutely losing the competition.

What is your impact?

Make School an organisational institute rather than teaching institute. We believe that children should have more freedom and choose subject they want to study based on their interests and abilities. For that to work we need to create a resource where any subject is presented in several different manners by different creators, where each child can find the presentation that best suits his/her character instead of following the common path that can be oppressing for some or many.

How do you get there?

The platform is Web-based to reach the largest audience with minimal effort, being multi-platform. The Web 2.0 specifications provide sufficient performance to run interactive animated graphics even on portable devices. Picture is based on SVG vector graphics, that provides pixel-perfect image with minimal amount of memory, leading to >1000x lower bandwidth requirements compared to rendered videos, like on YouTube. Animation is based on GSAP framework, while complex shape drawings and animations have to be added with higher-level JavaScript framework that is being developed. The most complex part is the development of user interface for collaborative creation of such materials right in the Web-browser. Once launched, it will start filling up with content in a way similar to Wikipedia.

What is your story?

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Who are you doing it for?

The first-stage priority audience is children of age 2 - 16 years, for which visual presentation of information provides the biggest advantage over regular text or static images. The second priority is students who are currently preferring online courses over physical lectures in universities. The range of topics that can be more efficiently represented in a visual form for such people is narrower, but still significant.

What makes your idea stand apart?

Compared to alternatives like KhanAcademy, it will provide short lessons on very specific topics, to not become boring, but memorable. Compared to TedEd they will be more aesthetically refined. Finally unlike any other platform, it will provide an unprecedented level of collaboration and reusability, making the process of creating sophisticated image much easier than with the existing tools.

€ 39999,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 45000,-

Total budget

Major expenses

Part of living expenses of team members (Web-developer, graphics designer, sound engineer), dedicated virtual web-server, promotion to build the initial community of creators.

Team

bartonaz

Idea created on March 8, 2016
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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