I like to think that I did well in school. I received the sufficient grades to consider the outcomes as successful. But, knowing myself, I could have done a lot better. See, we all learn differently. For me, I learn the best by having hands on experiences that I can apply. In school, I dreaded reading textbooks. The relationship between a textbook and me was a terrible one. I would stare at the book, read the paragraph a few times, and still have no clue as to what I had just read. I can guarantee that I'm not the only one who has had this kind of experience. Education is one of the most important aspects of human growth, yet our system struggles to accept the fact that it's outdated with the usage of textbooks. Thankfully, individuals and companies, such as Aptitude, have taken it upon themselves to help elevate education to a grander and a more technologically advanced level.
Led by Tyler Slater, Steven Holt, and Ryken Harris, Aptitude is an educational platform that goes beyond the standard textbook experience. Aptitude is a "system where the content comes alive,where you see, hear and interact to completely grasp a concept." Its smartbook concept is about providing students with the opportunity to master a topic. Students can move at their own pace and master a topic, instead of reading a dull textbook, remembering the facts just long enough to rewrite the words on a test, and forgetting all of it afterwards. By implementing the "5 Methods of Learning," the smartbooks feature insightful videos, interactive animations, and much more . The platform also gives teachers the analytically tools they need to better understand their students' development. Teachers will be able to focus on student weaknesses and strengths, enabling the kids to not only develop and perform higher, but also retain the knowledge they have gained. Aptitude is more than just reading words from a page. It invites you to dive in and be interactive.
Our educational system needs an upgrade when it comes to delivering content. Yes, textbooks can now be purchased as ebooks, but the interaction is still the same. Aptitude has the potential of being part of the change that will enable the future generation to gain so much more from their years in school. I'm interested to see if Aptitude Learning decides to continue its ingenuity by streamlining the standardized testing system, allowing students to apply their education interactively.
Overall, the drive for enhancing a better educational system POPs.