Powering the Future of Learning
AWARD-WINNING LEARNING PRODUCTS
Our company started as a non-profit organization in 2009. We received a $180,000 research grant from the MacArthur Foundation in the United States to build affordable learning technologies for students in India! We created 8-bit learning games for $10 TV video games that were popular in India at the time.
Digital Learning Research
We worked with learning scientists at Carnegie Mellon University’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute to conduct rigorous research in online learning. We were one of the first research groups to run internet-scale randomized controlled trials in educational products. Our experiments uncovered the relationship between difficulty and motivation in digital learning.
After building an incredible team at Carnegie Mellon University in the United States and DA-IICT & National Institute of Design in India, we began building online games to target high-impact skills for struggling learners. We worked extensively to share our unique blend of learning science and engaging game design with students around the world!
In 2016, we started providing data science, product design, and software development services to some of the biggest education organizations in the world. We started building a world-class team that boasted having advanced scientific and technical skills to solve some of the most challenging and complex problems in large education organizations.
NeuroUX - Mobile Cognitive Assessments
Led by our CEO Derek Lomas, NeuroUX provides a mobile platform for large-scale cognitive and psychological data collection. Our platform enables researchers to examine the effects of their interventions remotely. We provide cognitive tests, ecological momentary assessments, and more in a delightfully designed mobile experience. Learn more at www.getneuroux.com
Smart Paper - Technology to Connect Paper & Digital
Led by our Chief Data Scientist Nirmal Patel, the Smart Paper technology platform provides AI software for Paper-Digital Integration. Our research team has created an award-winning technology that can connect paper and digital learning. Smart Paper offers an equitable way to do large-scale assessments. Learn more at www.hellosmartpaper.com
We’re driven by a desire to help people thrive. We wish to empower those who seek to empower others. We bring to this desire the techniques and best practices from the leading edge of human-centered design.
Inspired by Play
We’re inspired by the spirit of play. Play is a powerful force that underlies the human capacity for learning, development, creativity, and imagination. We wish to help people grow by helping them play.
Scientific theory and practice are the foundation of our learning systems. We are committed to evidence, open publication, and data-driven continuous improvement.
With the support of a MacArthur Foundation grant, Playpower began in 2009 with the goal of designing high-impact learning experiences for underprivileged children around the world (view PopTech! video). After building an incredible team at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and DA-IICT in Gandhinagar, we began building online games to target high-impact skills for struggling learners. Our learning experiences won awards from the National STEM Game Competition, the Marvel Educational App Grand Challenge, and the NYC Department of Education. We published original research on the efficacy of our games and data technologies. We worked extensively with classroom teachers, education researchers, and children to share our unique blend of learning science, game design, and machine learning with students around the world!
In 2016, our company took a different road and started providing data science, design, and software development services to some of the biggest education organizations in the world. We started building a world-class team that boasted having advanced scientific and technical skills to solve some of the most challenging and complex problems in large education organizations. Our highly efficient and friendly style of collaboration earned us much admiration from our happy customers. We published award-winning scientific research with our partners and became leading experts in learning science and technology R&D. Our consulting work has now impacted many millions of students across the United States and India. We are privileged to be working very closely with some of the largest education companies in the world, where we cherish the opportunity to build the future of education.