Classting, Korea's Largest Ed-Tech Startup Brings Social Based Adaptive Learning to the US
Classting, the most popular social adaptive learning platform in educational powerhouse, South Korea, is coming to the the US, through a partnership with UCLA CREST. It will be used initially at Boston College. The platform was created by Dave Cho, a former elementary school teacher, for use with his own students. Classting already has more than 2 million active users.
Seoul, South Korea, September 16, 2015 (Newswire.com) - The most successful ed-tech startup in Korea with over 2 million users, is now bringing its social based adaptive learning platform to the United States.
Started by elementary school teacher Dave Cho to be used in his own classroom, Classting has developed into an easy-to-use tool for teachers and a trendy but safe environment for students to augment their learning with social media.
Riding on its success in Korea, Classting has partnered with UCLA CRESST to develop the platform in English to be used in schools across the United States. Boston College is the first educational institution in the US to test out their new platform.
“We are excited to have partnered with UCLA CRESST to bring Classting to US schools. Real world technology has developed quickly, creating a generation gap between teachers and students,” said elementary school teacher and Classting Founder Dave Cho. “Our platform will actually help students retain more of what they learn in the classroom, and help teachers better understand their students’ progress.”
To encourage students to use the platform regularly, Classting has added a layer of private social networking, aimed at increasing student participation within the platform.
Classting provides schools with an online space where they can manage classes and deliver announcements to students and parents. For students, Classting is used for sharing educational materials, assignments and information they find interesting. One feature that differentiates Classting is Private Counseling feature Students can choose to communicate their questions or challenges directly with teachers in one-on-one conversations and have the option to remain anonymous.
In line with their global expansion, Classting has a unique class exchange feature called Ting. Using Ting, one class can request a class exchange with a class in another country or city. With 200,000 classes active, students can have a language and cultural exchange through the platform. In short, it is an exchange program without having to fly around the world..
Dave Cho’s experience as a teacher shows through in the platform, with little touches that cater to the specific needs of the schools, students and parents. For instance, field trip photos and school photos can be uploaded onto platform, making it more interactive for parents.
To strengthen their entry into the US, Classting has also partnered with UCLA CRESST to conduct joint research into educational activity in schools within the United States.
“The ROK (Republic of Korea) is a virtual synonym for Internet success stories, such as the educational network service, Classting,” said Secretary of State John Kerry during a lecture at Korea University on May 18, 2015.
With their entry into the United States, Classting aims to build stronger educational bridges between school and homes.