Koala Academy is a product suite connecting students, parents and teachers in China through empowering game-based and social experiences that result in more effective learning.
In China, the pressure to achieve academically is immense. Students start taking exams from 10 years of age that determine their educational path through to the Gaokao (the national university entrance exam).
To prepare their children, parents typically enrol them in private educational institutions from the age of 4 to ensure they are ahead of the game by the time exams roll around. At the same time, parents of younger children - who are generally more progressive in their views on education that previous generations - often express concern that their children lack opportunities for play and creative development. However, the pressure of the system gives them little opportunity to address these concerns.
Koala Academy addresses these conflicting concerns by providing children with fun, play-based experiences that give them a strong sense of autonomy. At the same time, Koala Academy guides them through a science-based learning journey designed to lead to academic success in the strict Chinese educational system.
LEARNING WITH COGNISS
Cognission Engine, the intelligent heart of Cogniss, dynamically monitors what information the player has absorbed and perfectly levels the delivery of new information. This creates a sense of flow for them. By adapting to the child's current level of proficiency and progressing at the rate best suited to that individual, Koala Academy encourages learners to persevere and master the subject regardless of their innate ability. An elaborate system of badges, rewards and customizable avatars helps to further foster a love for learning.
Koala Academy tracks, reports and analyzes student performance and progression, allowing for insights to be generated at the individual, class, school, regional and national level.
Cogniss' inbuilt social functionality allows children, parents and teachers to connect and communicate with each other both within Koala Academy and via QQ and WeChat, two of the most popular social networks in China.