QMágico’s co-founder talks social entrepreneurship and education in Brazil
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Thiago Feijão: Around the world, technology has been seen as a promise to scale high-quality education. Reports from UNESCO and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have indicated that academic standards are low and not improving in a huge amount of countries.
At the same time, technology programs, like the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) initiative, have not provided meaningful results in some countries, such as Peru, especially when it comes to integrating computers into regular pedagogical practices.
A potential solution for that issue would be intelligent software aligned with curriculum as a tool to empower teachers, which is exactly the value proposition of QMágico. My team’s ambition is to bring innovation and state of the art technologies to positively transform the education field
TNW: How did QMágico start and what does it do now?
TF: QMágico started as a free platform with videos and exercises, combined with simplified software allowing users to track their performance. The idea was to take the successful education model of the NGOs that I had formerly founded, and help it become sustainable and scalable.