Laughguru is a startup with a core team of IIT Bombay and St. Xavier’s alumni. Their websiteÂ (www.laughguru.com)Â URL houses the first huge product; a way for a middle school student in pretty much any syllabus inÂ India to learn everything in the syllabus – through funny videos, humorous pictures, engaging worksheets and fun games.
Evaluation is serious business say the founders, we have report cards, incentives and add-on material. TheirÂ humour in education ideas have been tested on 2500+ children by their core team which spent thousands of hours making the product better, and worked with educators, parents and experts from the corporate world toÂ change the face of education. LaughGuru believes that 5 – 8th grade are foundation years for students who are gearing up for their board exams and this a phase where the students are responsible enough to years where the pressure kicks in. What makes LaughGuru special is it’s ability to teach children through a fun way infused with humour. What we will have to all wait for is to see that they do deliver on the fun and the educational aspect covering many different boards.
Parents also need to understand that while the website is ad free the online version does pose challenges such as digital security where the child can click on other sites very easily and there is enough distraction available for him.
Why did they develop LaughGuru?
LaughGuru is a labour of love born out of several late-night discussions over numerous cups of coffee,Â where the team realized that they had forgotten a lot of what was taught in school. Maybe it was just somethingÂ fundamentally wrong with the education system in India â€“ where we learn to mug stuff up, to write perfectÂ answers in our exams, and to forget all of these the second our vacations start.
LaughGuru aspires to makeÂ learning environments more positive, â€œscaryâ€_x009d_ subjects became easy,Â and memory was improved.
LaughGuru is packed with 13000 designs, all of which present a unique take onÂ learning through humour for middle school children. If you would like an exclusive demo, click here to learn about Newton’s Laws through Bollywood movies. LaughGuru can be accessed online with a user name and password or can be delivered at your doorstep for offline access.
What is also interesting is that you can choose the board your child studies in and then pick lessons and subjects. I am keen on seeing how the vastness and the practical learning approach that most schools are moving towards is made interesting in a fun and edutaining way.
Laughguru.com launches today at noon and if you think education needs to be infused with humour then do check them out.
Pricing: LaughGuru allows parents to choose a single subject or bundles. Single subjects start at Rs 800 for Grade 5 and move upto Rs 2000 for a bundle of 3. Prices rise basis the grade and the board selected.