Vedantu is a live online tutoring platform where teachers provide school tuitions to students over the internet, using a real-time virtual learning environment named WAVE (Whiteboard Audio Video Environment), a technology built in-house. Vedantu is said to operate on a marketplace model for teachers, where students can browse, discover and choose to learn from an online tutor of their choice. It primarily provides these services to students in class 4th to 12th for Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) & Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) curriculum throughout India.
Currently, the company is into live online tutoring in Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology), English, Mathematics, Hindi, Sanskrit, German, French, Environmental Science, Computer Science and Social Science. It also claims to provide test preparation courses for Indian Institute of Technology – Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE) Foundation, National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) and Problem Solving Assessment (PSA). In addition, it also provides courses for International Mathematics Olympiad and National Science Olympiad.
The company’s name Vedantu is said to be derived from Sanskrit words “Veda” (knowledge) and “Tantu” (network). The organization is run by four friends from Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) – Vamsi Krishna (Co-Founder, CEO), Pulkit Jain (Co-Founder, Head Product), Saurabh Saxena (Co-Founder, Head Academics) and Anand Prakash (Co-Founder).
It has raised $5 million from Accel Partners and Tiger Global Management in its ‘Series A’ funding. Vedantu plans to utilize the funding in developing technology solutions for tablets and mobile with scalability which can run hundreds of live learning sessions concurrently.
What makes Vedantu Superior
Four Simple words to define our Teachers – Excellent People, Brilliant Minds! At Vedantu, teaching is not just a profession. For their teachers, it is a commitment and a matter of pride and responsibility. They do not have any teachers who teach merely for money.
The elite group of teachers is a network of passionate individuals who want to contribute towards better learning outcomes and performance of students. Above all, Vedantu is focused on bringing happiness and joy through learning.
Most of the teachers at Vedantu have cracked the toughest examinations themselves and are well qualified and experienced. Who else would know the value of hard work involved and students psychology better than them!
In addition, they have put 10+ years of deep research on effective teaching methodologies and the same is incorporated in the recruitment and training processes for its teachers. The students at Vedantu are in safe hands.
Cutting edge technology
Vedantu is a technology company at the core. RDX Team (Research Develop and Explore) at Vedantu is creating technology in education to bring forth a disruptive positive impact to create more ‘Teachers by Choice’, to make Quality education more accessible & affordable.
They have created cutting edge technology from the scratch to power the following brilliant features on Vedantu:
LIVE audio-video connection between Teacher & Student at very low internet bandwidths.
Connecting two individuals live with audio-video communication even at very low internet bandwidths requires complex and sophisticated technology. Team Vedantu has mastered it. Thousands of students residing in remote corners of India with poor internet connection have already benefited with the technology, something the team is really proud of!
Shared live learning environment (Whiteboard) between student and teacher.
They realized that best learning happens when a teacher personally sits with a student to discuss and teach him/her on a notebook shared between them. This is precisely what shared Whiteboard on Vedantu replicates for student and teacher sitting thousands of kilometers away. They have put in months of energy in creating technology to make shared Whiteboard extremely seamless and intuitive for both teachers and students. Both teachers and students can not only write but also upload images to ask questions and/or explain concepts.
The replay of the every LIVE session between teacher-student on Vedantu for the purpose of revision and review.
They understand that continuous revision is the best way for a student to strengthen his/her concepts. Their technology enables recording of each session between a teacher and student, which can be available for the student to revise later. They also use this recording to review the quality of teaching on Vedantu. The technology optimizes session recordings to make it possible to replay them at very low bandwidths even on mobile devices.
Learning Management Tools
They have created tools for holistic learning management that essentially includes teaching, learning content creation, sharing, and evaluation. The content can range from a simple object test to creative assignments to session notes and yet have a lot of variation within it. The teacher can also create and share audio-video assignments/test to which the students can respond using either the web or mobile app.
Performance Reporting for Students and Parents
Along with creating awesome learning management tool, the geeks at Vedantu have also developed a comprehensive performance and feedback reporting system. This would help teachers to share regular feedback on student’s academic performance and other learning outcomes. It would also help students and parents to realize the weak areas in advance and start with remedial action early.
LIVE Session on Mobile Devices
I’m sure, by now you’ll agree with me on the technological advancement that Vedantu RDX is working on to bring democratization and personalization in education. They have raised the bar even a step higher for themselves and introduced LIVE learning on Android mobile devices. Yes, the students can now take full-fledged LIVE sessions on their mobile/tablet devices!
The most amazing venture of online tutoring in India at affordable prices is vedantu.com. Many school students from all over India are enrolled every day on this website for learning. Despite the fact that the technological advancement brought with Vedantu is commendable, we must also consider that teaching through internet alone would not play a big part in changing the educational scenario. Having a tutor explain the concepts, sitting right beside you has a different impact on the minds of the students. It is also ineffective in places where proper internet connection is a scarcity and network connectivity is difficult to access.