Genesis of Mindspark
Educational Information and Computer Technology (ICT) solutions have been too little ‘educational’ and too much ‘ICT solutions’. In Mindspark, this problem was approached from the education end by utilizing 12 years of data on student learning (with no ICT offering in that period). This was driven both from the experience of setting up and running a school as well as assessing the learning levels of lakhs of students annually across private and government schools testing for understanding and not mere recall of facts or procedures. Following the assessments, student interviews were conducted on important misconceptions that came out which enabled to understand why students were thinking in a particular way. Through workshops and diagnostic ‘Teacher Sheets’ this feedback was shared with teachers. This rich educational data provided the foundation to create a product that demonstrated measurable learning improvement.