Ever since human beings came into existence thousands of years ago, they have been learning. Starting from the old traditional methods that catered the learning to fulfill basic life necessities, ranging to the modern scientific subjects that pertain to that knowledge of the word, that is deemed important in this time and age.

Education and learning of all disciplines started with the conventional paper and pen method, which then developed into one of the most widely used methods used for education and learning at the global level. Similar trends continued for centuries, however, with the recent and rapid development in technology and computing during the 20th and the 21st centuries, a shift in the conventional trends has been observed.

With the development of technology, and the introduction of the World Wide Web or the Internet to the general public, educational activities have effectively been digitized at the global level. For this purpose, the use of computers and smartboards became rampant in order to develop a variety of software aiding digital learning. Simultaneously, many institutions swayed away from the pen and paper-based learning to online, interactive and effort-based learning that would not only allow the students to let their creative juices flow but also increase their tendency to pick up important concepts by the help of interactive tutorials, games, videos, online sessions and questionnaires.

Many institutions around the world developed online learning management systems for creative concept building and minimizing the effort and commute required for education. All this was done while the teacher and the student were located remotely.

In Pakistan, the digital methods of learning were introduced relatively later as compared to the rest of the world owing to its socio-economic conditions, however, Knowledge Platform took a brave initiative and became one of the pioneers of digital learning in Pakistan.

Knowledge Platform introduced an innovative and effective learning platform in 2014, that came to be widely known as Learn Smart Pakistan. This platform was the first gamified learning platform developed to aid students in their exam preparation and concept building in Pakistan. LSP started its operations in 2014 where it developed its activities and modules catering to the education curriculum of the major educational boards of Pakistan. Initially, LSP catered to a limited number of class levels (matriculation) but it was quick to expand its scope to help maximum number of students at once.

Now, LSP offers thousand of video lectures and lesson plans, interactive games and assessments to help students prepare for their board examinations and also build their concepts for the long run by increasing their learning efficacy.

It would be appropriate to say that the concept of game-based learning was considered absurd in the country before LSP came and revolutionized the entire idea of this sort. LSP offers an attractive model to the students by enticing them to participate in various subject competitions, according to their ability and earn honey coins, which can later on be redeemed to win exciting rewards, all of which is done absolutely free of cost to stimulate learning efficiency in students. This is done since LSP realizes how boring and monotonous traditional learning without any critical thinking or interaction can be, with the incorporation of games and competitive questionnaires in their study routines, students can not only be motivated to learn with more enthusiasm, but also increase their proficiency in any discipline they face difficulty in.

LSP allows students from any part of the country to sign up on the system free of cost and aid their educational activities, providing an interactive platform for both students and teachers allowing them to practice mutual collaboration for learning purposes

As of 2022, LSP provides a learning platform that caters to more than 160,000 learners of ages 6 to 8, which encompasses primary to intermediate education disciplines, from over 7,700 schools across 400 cities, small towns, and villages in Pakistan. The main aim of LSP is to help the students pursue education from anywhere, without worrying about the shortage of resources or cost management.

Learn Smart Pakistan continues to grow and flourish and gains further traction from all factions of the society every year because of its easy-to-use system and enticing manifesto that rewards students for their efforts.

To date, it has successfully been able to aid thousands of students secure tremendous grades in their board examination spanning over a multiplicity of years and will continue to do so in the years forthcoming!

For additional information on Knowledge Platform, please visit www.knowledgeplatform.com.pk or contact Hammad Shafiq, Lead Manager Marketing, at hshafiq@knowledgeplatform.com.

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About Sabahat Quadri

Sabahat Quadri is an instructional designer and a content developer at Knowledge Platform in Islamabad, Pakistan. A graduate of the Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture, she is also a graphic designer, an author, and an editor.

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Digitisation of Education, Technology in Education