Learning operating system designed by educators


Tuesday, 14 December, 2021

Learning operating system designed by educators

TMRW, a scalable learning operating system (LearnOS) for global education, has been developed to help bring education to every child in the world.

The technology is built to be accessible and affordable for government-funded schools operating in both the developed and developing world settings, and has been designed by educators for educators.

In particular, it seeks to reach all students irrespective of their background or their ability to pay. It is designed to cater to the needs of every curriculum, context and mode of learning, whether brick and mortar, virtual or blended. TMRW’s vision over time is to underpin learning, teaching and the operational needs of K12 education, higher education and life-long learning.

TMRW has been teacher-led throughout the development process — from the drawing board to its final rollout. Its founder, Sunny Varkey, has been able to draw upon the teaching talent within the GEMS schools network, which includes 20,000 inspired and qualified teachers, teaching support staff and school administrators from all nationalities, delivering seven different curricula in 16 countries.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has emphasised the urgent need for an integrated technological solution for global education that can streamline end-to-end processes and utilise data to improve teaching and learning, while providing a seamless experience for all. TMRW seeks to fill this void by providing an education eco-system that offers more than a traditional, standalone learning or school management system.

TMRW’s edtech platform includes a comprehensive suite of modules that can be introduced as a full ecosystem or as bolt-ons that are interoperable with technologies from other providers, offering schools the efficiency gains that integration can bring.

The platform includes modules to manage and oversee the curriculum, assessment and track student progress. It has non-academic functionalities such as sports management, counselling and wellbeing. It allows schools to manage parent and student relations and includes custom-built health and child safety guarding features. It also includes back-office operations such as revenue management, HR, payroll, finance and procurement.

“Quality education is the great equaliser. It bridges the gap between the rich and the poor and gives us the greatest opportunity to improve the state of our world,” said Sunny Varkey, Chairman and Founder of TMRW and GEMS Education.

“We have built this platform to be accessible and affordable for government-funded schools throughout the world to help improve learning outcomes wherever we can. We seek to reach students in Australia and around the world, irrespective of their background or their ability to pay. Ultimately, our vision is to give every child their birth-right of a great education and provide hope for a better future.

“We can only achieve this mission if we learn lessons from the frontline of education. For far too long edtech has sidelined the voice of the teacher. Not this time, as teachers will be the beating heart of TMRW. They will be our designers, our content creators and our toughest critics.”

Image credit: ©stock.adobe.com/au/Koto Amatsukami

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