Digital wave has the potential to revolutionise education: Nirmal Singh, Wheebox


The rise of digital education platforms can help bridge the gap between students who have access to the internet and those who do not. Many platforms offer free online courses that can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection. These platforms can help students learn at their own pace and provide them with quality education shared, Nirmal Singh, Founder & CEO, Wheebox in an exclusive conversation with Sheeba Chauhan of Elets News Network. Edited excerpts:

Two-thirds of the world’s school-aged children do not have an internet connection in their homes. How do you think the revolutionizing digital wave going to mitigate the same?

I believe that the revolutionising digital wave can play a crucial role in mitigating the lack of internet connectivity for school-aged children. Governments and Private organisations are working towards developing digital infrastructure in remote and rural areas to ensure so, that students have access to the internet. They are hugely investing in laying down fiber optic cables, providing Wi-Fi hotspots, and investing in satellite-based internet services.

The rise of digital education platforms can help bridge the gap between students who have access to the internet and those who do not. Many platforms offer free online courses that can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection. These platforms can help students learn at their own pace and provide them with quality education. In my views, companies must build digital native apps that only take one-time internet connectivity to download and then subsequently the content and assessments can be run within Apps.

Wheebox examination platform can be accessed through low cost smartphones. We are also partnering with governments and organisations to equip them with online assessments empowering schools, higher education and other public institutions for on demand and scalable examinations using digital native apps for low stake tests or test preps.

Overall, I believe that the digital wave has the potential to revolutionise education and provide equal opportunities for all, but it is important that we work towards solutions that are inclusive and accessible to everyone, regardless of their socioeconomic background.

Assessment and Evaluation is one the significant step when it comes to teaching & learning. Do you think remote proctoring will ever be able to replace the physical watch of teachers?

I believe that remote proctoring is a powerful tool that can aid in the assessment and evaluation process that ensures the same rigour as online exams. At Wheebox, our scalable and secured AI-enabled remote proctoring solution provides a secure and reliable assessment experience for both test-takers and exam administrators. Our AI ensures advanced features such as face recognition, screen monitoring, 360-degree viewing, and voice and keystroke biometrics to ensure the integrity of the exam. We believe our solution will complement teachers while conducting tests anytime, anywhere rather than competing with teachers for Physical watch.

As a company, we will continue to innovate and improve our remote proctoring solution to provide a reliable and secure assessment experience.

Wheebox designs tailor-made assessments after a thorough analysis of clients’ main requirements. Let us know about the technologies used for developing the same.

I am proud to say that our assessment solutions are backed by the latest and most advanced technologies available in the market. We use a combination of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data analytics to design and develop assessments that are tailored to meet the specific needs of our clients.

Our team of experts works closely with clients to understand their requirements and create customized assessments that are both reliable and valid. Our strategic partners Microsoft, Amazon, and IBM ensure that we produce cutting-edge technologies to ensure that our assessments are not only accurate but also efficient and cost-effective.

In addition, we constantly strive to stay ahead of the curve by researching and adopting new technologies that can further enhance the quality and effectiveness of our assessments. At Wheebox, we believe that technology is the key to delivering innovative and impactful assessment solutions, and we are committed to leveraging it to its fullest potential.

World Education Summit 2023 in Dubai aims to unlock fresh strategies and foster new approaches to build a future-ready education ecosystem. How do you think such conferences help to uplift education standards at a global level?

I believe that conferences like such bring together the brightest minds in the field of education to unlock fresh strategies and foster new approaches to building a future-ready education ecosystem. This can lead to the development of policies and initiatives that can benefit students, teachers, and educational institutions globally. Our mission for 2024 is to study the impact of Artificial Intelligence on the Future of Education, Work and Mobility. The summit gives us the opportunity to explore innovative technologies, methodologies, and best practices that can help in transformation.

I strongly believe that the conferences by the World Education Summit 2023 can serve as a catalyst for change and inspire stakeholders to work towards creating a better future for education.

Wheebox is measuring the world’s talent and skill potential. Based on your analysis, let us know about the 21st-century skills that can make an individual industry ready worldwide.

I can say that in the 21st century, skills that are essential to make an individual industry ready have evolved beyond just technical skills. Our analysis shows that the following 21st-century skills are essential to make an individual industry-ready worldwide:

  • Digital Proficiency
  • Critical Thinking
  • Learning Agility
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Communication skills
  • Leadership

In conclusion, the rapid pace of technological advancements, coupled with the changing nature of work, demands a combination of hard and soft skills.

Apart from remote proctoring, what are the other solutions the company is building to enhance cognitive development in the education sector?

I am proud to say that our company is dedicated to develop innovative solutions to enhance cognitive development in the education sector beyond remote proctoring. One such solution is our Adaptive Learning platform, which uses artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to tailor content and learning experiences to each individual student’s needs and learning style. This platform provides personalised learning experiences that are more engaging, effective, and efficient for students, enabling them to learn more effectively and retain knowledge longer.

In addition, we are continuously enhancing our Gamification based Learning platform that leverages the power of gaming to make learning more fun and engaging for students. Overall, at Wheebox, we are committed to developing cutting-edge solutions that help students improve their cognitive development and achieve their full potential in the education sector.

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