Learning Accord is a US-based company that offers interactive e-learning software, CLEaRS, for MCAT students in that country. Now it has launched a similar-named software for high school students in Kolkata.
CLEaRS stands for Computerized Learning, Evaluation and Review System. Its utility lies in identifying knowledge gap in students so that they know where they lack knowledge in particular subjects.
The concept is that whereas every student studies same sets of books, some score high marks while some fail to get good marks, which according to Learning Accord CEO Shyamal Sarkar happens because of uneven learning. It is here that the software will help individual student pinpoint where he or she needs improvement so as to have seamless knowledge without any scruple.
CLEaRS covers 5 science subjects – Physics, Chemistry, Math, Botany and Zoology – and prepares students for 11th and 12th board exams. It also serves as a good tutor for entrance exams for higher education.
Equivalent to 25 textbooks with 61,000 multiple-choice questions, 8000 images and diagrams and 113 animations, CLEaRS comprises of 5 interconnected interactive modes of learning, and so the final evaluation is a mirror-reflection of a student’s readiness for good performance in exams.
Though its patent is still pending, CLEaRS has already created waves in city schools, what with several top-ranking ones of the likes of Narendrapur Ramakrishna Mission, MP Birla School and Don Bosco already using it. CLEaRS costs Rs.3000, and is available from Learning Accord’s Kolkata office.