Inauguration of Gooru Labs at IIIT Bangalore
Sep 05, 2017

IIIT Bangalore inaugurated the Gooru Labs at its campus in Electronics City on the auspicious occasion of Teachers’ Day, September 5, 2017. Dr. Sridhar Mitta, Founder and Managing director NextWealth Entrepreneurs Pvt. Ltd. and Prof. S Rajagopalan from IIIT Bangalore inaugurated the function.

About Gooru Labs
Gooru is an non-profit educational technology initiative that is dedicated to improving learning outcomes of all the students by making education equally accessible and empowering. The Gooru Labs is a network of partnerships with several universities and research labs around the world, including Drexel University, Stanford University, John Hopkins School of Education, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and IIIT Bangalore.  The researchers in Gooru labs work on Learning Science, Social Cognition, Web Science and Data Science for Learning.

The objective

The objective of Gooru Labs is to honor the human right to education. Gooru system incorporates elements of pedagogy, curriculum and assessments and its usage is analysed to subsequently evolve and improve the elements. 

Gooru has developed a technology-enabled educational model that combines independent learning and classroom practices. While technology cannot replace pedagogy, it is still a critical element for implementing effective educational practices at scale. The focus is on the student’s current knowledge and progress and not just on getting grades for various subjects.