Knowledge Platform, Pakistan’s leading education technology company, has won the Federal Government’s first public sector blended learning project for middle schools after a competitive bidding process. Under this exciting project, a pilot of 80 blended learning classrooms will be implemented in federal government schools in Islamabad. Shafqat Mahmood, the Minister of Federal Education and Professional Training, attended the project signing ceremony.
About Knowledge Platform
Knowledge Platform is Pakistan’s leading educational technology company. In Pakistan, our blended learning product Learn Smart Classroom is being used by more than 1,000 public and private schools and over 200,000 students across 120 cities and towns in the country.
Knowledge Platform (Private) Limited (Pakistan) is a subsidiary of Knowledge Platform Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based learning solutions company. Established in 2000, Knowledge Platform is one of the pioneers of education technology in Asia, and its digital education platform has enabled online and blended learning in China, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, and Singapore.
Jazz Smart Schools was the first large-scale implementation of blended learning in public schools in Pakistan. A collaboration between Jazz (Program Sponsor), Knowledge Platform (Program Manager), and the Federal Directorate of Education (Implementation Partner), Jazz Smart Schools was implemented in 75 public girl schools in Islamabad from January 2018 to January 2020. The initiative has served over 38,000 girl students and 1,000 teachers and principals.
In October 2020, the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) evaluated the program and received feedback from 51 principals, 143 teachers, and 533 students. 95% of the surveyed school head principals, teachers and students found that the program helped in improving student learning outcomes, improving quality of teaching, and transforming school culture through the use of blended learning. In a separate study of 15 participating schools, aggregated board results improved by 10% relative to the average of the past three years.
In October 2020, Beaconhouse, the largest school network of Pakistan, signed a 3-year contract to use a variant of Learn Smart Classroom for 100,000 students and 7,000 teachers across 200 Beaconhouse schools.
In November 2020, Knowledge Platform partnered with Agha Khan University Examination Board (AKU-EB) to launch a cloud-based learning platform for AKU-EB affiliated schools across Pakistan.
Federal Directorate of Education Project
Recently, the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training and the FDE launched a solicitation for pilot blended learning projects in primary (1-5), middle (6-8), and secondary (9-10) grades.
Knowledge Platform’s blended learning solution Learn Smart Classroom has been selected for the middle grades after a competitive bidding process.
The innovative blended learning platform will provide robust holistic digital teaching, learning, and assessment opportunities for selected FDE schools in Pakistan.
As part of this project, Knowledge Platform will over a three-year provide (1) 80 classrooms with the required blended learning infrastructure, (2) an offline Learning Management System that works without the Internet in the classroom, (3) an Artificial Intelligence enabled cloud-based Learning Management System synchronized with the offline platform, (4) digital content for grades 6-8 Mathematics, Science and English comprising of animated videos, games, activities and digital assessments, (5) teacher training for teachers in the selected schools and (6) in-school support and in-depth analytics and reports for school heads, teachers and teachers.
It is expected that the project will serve over 28,000 students over its three-year period.
The project will commence in April 2021.