Path To Knowledge
Explain your idea in details:
Students need innovation in education. Already many traditional education methods don’t give results with the newest generations. Using the Internet and the animations, we improve the quality of the classes. Path to Knowledge is an interactive platform which offers services as live lessons, webinars and animated lessons. The students participate at these lessons (just 5 students per one lesson) and after they finish the course and they are able to transmit what they learned, they can teach that lesson, but also can teach other things or hobbies they know. The domains contain traditional school subjects, but also hobbies or special sessions. The virtual lessons will be accompanied by tutorials (for example tutorials with instructions about the plastic arts). After researches made by our team in analyze of direct or indirect competition, we have noticed that now doesn’t exist sites which offers live lessons. We have observed that is a large variety of tutorials, without paying for them (YouTube is a known example). What we offer MORE than others are the live lessons with a direct contact with the student. In addition, if we watch a tutorial, we will receive our necessary information and just it. Our platform creates the possibility of making extra money and a chance to other people to learn with us. PTK is addressed to anyone who wants to learn something new: from curious students to adults who want to be masters in their domain. Our project has a wide-opened market because our sessions could be on various themes, in this way the platform is addressed also to persons with disabilities or persons who need to socialize (students with parents in foreign countries, etc). Because of these properties, PTK can have the role of a social network, combining many necessary aspects of a popularity wanted by us.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
The success of this company depends on our popularity. If students see a change of learning in our site, they will spread the information and if we use the social networks correctly we will have an almost free huge publicity. Our main advantage is innovation and multiculturalism. With PTK, we prove again that knowledge is easier to reach when is nicely presented and explicated. We offer a place for learning, speaking, communicating and for sharing information (meaning a place for working). The first milestone for us is the fully-functional site. The platform is ready to use from 25 April 2017 http://www.pathtoknowledge.ro (*It is a demo version which necessitates improvement). In October-November 2017 we propose to do a crowd funding campaign and to earn some start-money for an easy launch of the site; in the same time we will do the first promotion campaign. In the next months we will expand our domains and we will collaborate with more teachers to have the first student-teacher, respective the first generation of student-teachers. We will create a PTK mobile app to make the site even more accessible. PTK must be sustained by the promotion campaign, being easy to reach it. When the site is known by a considerable mass of people (5000-10000), we will translate the site in English and this will be the launch for the global market. And if we see that in a foreign country are many users, we will translate the site in that language. This is the real point and the main target for PTK: the student can choose the language, the teacher, the shape and the teaching way of every lesson; being free to choose his/her Path To Knowledge.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
Our service is structured on 4 subscriptions:
- Individual subscription - 5 Euro / course
- Lessons subscription - 43 Euro / 10 courses
- Subscription on class (group of students) - 135 Euro / 15 courses
- Subscription on school- 1000-2500 Euro / unlimited courses for a semester. The price varies according to the number of the students in that school.
My name is Linguraru Andrei-Theodor and I am a 17 years old teenager. I am studying at the National College of Computer Science, Piatra-Neamț, Romania in the 11th grade. I found my passion for business and management last year and I have participated at many entrepreneurial competitions. One of my best results was the first prize at the national stage of the competition Social Enterprise 360. I worked hard with my team to develop firstly our own skills and secondly our project. In this time I learned how to create a business plan, to support with sustainable arguments my ideas or to make a presentation. I am ready to take new challenges and I can handle successfully tough situations. I am an ambitious person and I know how to collaborate and to negotiate. I say that in order to be a successful entrepreneur you have to be responsible, flexible and ready to work and to offer time to what you like, things that I am following constantly. PTK is a concept which was highly discussed by its members and the team grew slow, but steady. The idea came from our necessities and from the students' view the idea came from the system's necessities. We think the future is online and the education won't be an exception.