The Coronavirus has caused havoc with universities, colleges, and schools across the country. India has an abundant student population with over 600 million people under the age of 25 and with the current restrictions in place, the only way education can be provided is by the introduction of new and innovative technology. Academic institutions are looking for novel solutions that will help them to work with each other in new ways. They want to be able to store, organize, and share their classwork and educational resources in an efficient way, which is easy for students and teachers to access.
There is a considerable need for technologies that offer new forms of collaboration to further improve the quality of learning that will allow students to engage with one another like never before. One of these new technological solutions is called MrOwl, a Social Cloud Storage platform that brings together the best of search, social, and cloud storage. It is set to make a huge difference for students and educators when it comes to collaborating, connecting, and sharing resources online.
On MrOwl, users can store all their digital content in one place by creating public or private collections of information called “branches” that can be organized with subtopics, links, documents, and media. They can start from scratch, or upload gigabytes of data from their computer or cloud storage with a just few clicks which will be automatically organized into a useable, searchable, and shareable resource.
The platform also supports collaboration, making it easy for students to work together on projects, papers and share their resources to help them be more successful in their academic journey. Students and educators get FREE unlimited storage for public content on MrOwl, meaning content they share publicly on the platform, as well as 10GB’s of free private storage.
MrOwl has a unique search that allows users to simultaneously search their laptops, cloud files, and the internet at once! On MrOwl, everything is searchable, even the words within documents. Plus, you can even search in multiple languages. It will make it easier for teachers, students, and others to quickly transform their workflow from offline to digital mode.
Public information on MrOwl’s social cloud is shared with the MrOwl community, which makes it easy to find free resources whether you’re doing research for a class or just looking for more information on the things that you’re interested in. When you find something that you like, you can grab it to save it for later or share it with your cohort.
The technology was designed so users could easily access content that was previously unavailable through collaborative sharing. MrOwl has many interesting “branches” of curated content on various topics, including information on student loans, student housing, student living, college study guides, and other helpful tools that any student will find useful.
Arvind Raichur, CEO, and co-founder of MrOwl discussed the importance of knowledge-based platforms saying, “Success in higher education requires a deeper understanding of high-level content and time management now than ever before. Despite being at home, student’s schedules have become extremely busy and the competitiveness in reaching their goals for the next level has also increased, so it helps if they can maximize their time with a tool like MrOwl, that enables collaboration, search, and knowledge sharing all in one easy place.”
There are also several public resources on MrOwl to help teachers, students, and working professionals use their time of home quarantine to expand their knowledge. MrOwl user Arti Sodhi has compiled a “branch” called University Quarantine Guide, which can help university students complete courses online. Another MrOwl user, Bekka Dutt has compiled resources for educators and families on the Coronavirus. You can also find resources to start new studies on several online courses, such as by the College of Contract Management UK or Cactus Online Language Courses.
Educators will also find MrOwl extremely powerful because they can manage their own resources and share them with the students, parents, and even other faculty members. They will be able to compile information from various resources on one common platform so communication between educator and student becomes seamless and more productive than ever. With MrOwl, education does not stop with the Coronavirus but instead, it evolves to a classroom built on collaboration and knowledge.