Blending cybernetics and principles of the ''gurukul'' system of education, a new software claims to help an average student crack exams without burning the midnight oil. Named ''CLEaRS,'' acronym for Compuertised Learning, Evaluation and Review System, the software has been developed by New York-based multinational, Learning Accord (L A).
The software teaches exactly what the student does not know, what he needs to know and is knowable to him, in the time frame available before his exams. The software has two versions, one for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) for students in the U S and Canada and another for Indians taking the board examinations and entrance tests for medical and engineering institutions. This is the fourth generation knowledge transfer system which combines the gurukul system of education and book-based teaching. It maps the student's mind 18 times per second to work out a strategy. After mapping his activities, it tells the student what time of the day he is most attentive and formulates a strategy for preparations. The software evaluates the student's lack of subject- wise knowledge and its remedial teaching technologies and provides optimal learning from a huge knowledge bank compiled by 60 full-time professors.