Help! My teacher is a robot!
The evolution of technology has propelled human development across various facets in the past 30 years. Here is a hypothetical situation, Charles Babbage was on the verge of finishing the first computer but a few skeptics didn’t allow this work to continue. Can you imagine a world without the computer being invented? No? Neither can I. But we’ve come a long way from Babbage and technology’s impact is now all pervading, every industry is growing due to technology. Technology is even creating new industries, such as Edtech. For us as a company, technology and innovation is at the core of our principles and we want to bring it to the masses so that they can access educational content and have a skill development platform right at their fingertips.
As a community, we have only scraped the surface of Edtech and its potentials. According to EdtechXGlobal, the Edtech industry is already worth more than USD 50 billion. This value is going to continue to grow exponentially since only 2% of the global education system is digitized. One of the reasons for only 2% of the education system being digitized is because of skeptics and deep-rooted traditional systems. Of course, there are other reasons too, such as cost and infrastructure. But today due to the ubiquitous nature of smartphones and the internet, even the common man in far-flung places can access courses and certifications from the world’s top institutions such as the Ivy League. Such open access via technology promotes knowledge sharing across the world, crowdsourcing of wisdom and unearthing of talent. An article by Edtech Times shows seven Edtech initiatives that are reaching and helping developing countries grow in various ways.
Are you an Edtech skeptic? If you are, you might want to home school your children because technology belongs in the classroom. “Technology will never replace great teachers, but technology in the hands of great teachers is transformational.” This quote by George Couros, author of The Innovator’s Mindset: Empower Learning, says it all. The purpose of Edtech is not to completely replace the education system but to help empower students and teachers.
Edtech has already changed how one generation of students learn. People aged 18-35 are expanding their technical and behavioral skills through various Edtech programs. One friend of mine studied neuroscience in college but once he finished his undergraduate program he decided he wanted to go into software. He took online courses, qualified for technical interviews with various companies and ended up getting a job as a software engineer. What stood out for me was how edtech can help people up-skill or change career paths in a short amount of time. Definitely a great way to tackle employment issues at a micro-level, that’s for sure.
Edtech allows you to learn new skills, no matter how little you know about it at the start. One skill that many people find too daunting to inquire about is investing in stocks. And that’s where we sit, right in the middle of the fintech and edtech spaces. That’s what our team specializes in; combining our in-house expertise in finance (our CEO himself has over 25 years of experience in the finance world!) as well as our virtual trading platform, we created the perfect educational program for those looking to develop the key, practical life skill of investing. Check out the Global Online Trading Certificate (GOTC), you learn everything from what a stock is and performing technical analysis to finding the right stock based on your risk preferences. But theoretical content is everywhere, what makes this special is the fact that you get the platform to apply what you’ve learnt and get insights on your trading track record through the performance report. During the 3-month certification period you trade virtual cash with real stock market data on our platform and if you meet all the benchmarks, get a certification (and maybe even a job opportunity with one of our corporate partners ;). If you’re just looking to practice your trading theories, you can just login to our web, mobile or … (drum roll) … Facebook messenger chatbot applications!
Our chatbot makes trading so easy, a monkey could use it to start trading, not that you should let a monkey use our chatbot! Our FB messenger app will keep you updated on the latest news on all the stocks you want to know about. Let our chatbot make your investing world easier than it is today.
The finance industry keeps looking for top talent, but what defines top talent for them is; experience and proven practical skills – a practical understanding of the markets. Something that industry players say is missing from the majority of recent university graduates. We are on a mission to bridge this gap with our platforms and technology.